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The Struggle of Living with Chronic Health Issues

Counter of medicine to treat health issues

It’s been a minute since I’ve written about my failing health but don’t worry, friends: that doesn’t mean I haven’t been continuing to fall apart! I notice that if I don’t talk or write about it, people tend to think my issues have gone away. Man, I wish that were the case. To review, here’s …

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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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