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Tools to Manage Your Mental Health While Traveling

Our natural inclination is to assume travel will help our mental health. When we feel down or frustrated with life, we think maybe we just need to leave everything behind and travel the world. Sure, that’s the best case scenario – travel can give you perspective. But more often than not, travel does not solve …

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My Go-to Travel Jacket: Patagonia Nano Puff Review

Wearing my nanopuff on a hike to the statue overlooking Puno and Lake Titicaca

The Patagonia Nano Puff jacket is SO lightweight and looks SO thin, it’s hard to believe it has the power to keep you warm at all. But turns out this whole compressible lightweight jacket thing is pretty magical – and perfect for traveling. I had always stayed away from jackets like this because they’re crazy …

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6 Must-have Tools to Manage Your Freelance Business

Planner for freelance writers

I’m of the opinion that your freelance business tools should simplify your life, not make it more complicated. I don’t love online project management tools or the idea of something like Evernote (if I like something I just write it down somewhere!). So I’m very picky when it comes the tools I use to manage my …

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What I Learned from Being Rejected from 34 Jobs

What I learned from being rejected from 34 jobs

My story, in any way it’s told, has never been about magical transformations. I didn’t quit my job to get paid to travel the world, or quit my job and become a passive income guru overnight. I quit my job and struggled with my mental health, struggled with making decisions, trusting myself, feeling worthy as …

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7 Habits of Highly Unproductive Freelancers

As a freelancer, you’re probably continuously trying to maximize your time and be as productive as possible. Well this is your unlucky day because I’m going to distract you with this article about how you can do the exact opposite. Behold: 7 habits of highly unproductive freelancers: 1. Spend an hour in bed after you …

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How to Network on Twitter (Without Getting Overwhelmed)

How to Network on Twitter

I had been ignoring Twitter for the longest time for same reason I think most people do: it’s aesthetically displeasing, functionally limited, and overwhelming as hell. But I realized recently that Twitter has some amazing networking powers and here’s why (as said by someone ON Twitter, appropriately): On Twitter, you can share ideas and connect …

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5 Easy Hikes in the Atlanta Area

Hiking bamboo forest East Palisades Atlanta

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the greenery (and awesome weather) in Atlanta. But I got nothin’ on my parents, who are true hiking experts. They belong to a hiking club and have been known to hike dozens of miles per week on the trails in and around Atlanta. My dad is even …

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Christmas in Canada

Snowshoeing in Ottawa at Christmas

I had two new firsts this holiday season: 1) It was my first time in Canada and 2) it was my first time really celebrating Christmas. I’ve decided I like both Canada and Christmas. Gatien and I drove up to his hometown of Ottawa a few days before Christmas and stayed with his family there until just …

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A Year in Review: 2016

whale shark in the Georgia Aquarium

I’ve never done a year-end review before, but they are actually quite popular in the blogging world so I figured I would give it a try. The end of the Gregorian calendar year also happens to coincide with my self-hosting anniversary: Almost exactly 1 year ago I bought the domain mishvoinmotion.com and started learning WordPress like …

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