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Oops I’m in THAILAND

Visiting my home in Bangkok five years later

WOW it has been one hell of a long time coming for this one. But I have finally arrived at my “final” destination for the moment: Thailand! As I’ve said before, one of the main reasons I wanted to become a freelancer was to have location independence so I could travel/live abroad. I had a …

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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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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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Graduating Grad School and Next Steps

Email that I graduated

It’s time for a much-needed update on what’s been going on with me. You may have noticed the blog has a ~~BrAnD nEw LoOk~~! I finally decided to host my own site, buy my own domain, and work on being a better blogger in general. It’s been a long time coming for this type of …

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On Participating in Society

My mom once said to me, “Michelle. If you don’t want to participate in society, then DON’T.” Maybe the expected and natural response to such a threat would be to say “well of course I want to participate in society, don’t be ridiculous” and then you go get a job, dutifully pay your rent, get …

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This Is Not A Gap Year

This is not, and never will be, a gap year. Gap years aren’t a real thing. The term “gap year” suggests that doing anything other than following the conventional path doesn’t count as a part of your life, or at least as a part of your “real” life. I once said that you don’t need a permanent …

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How to SUCK at Missing Your Flight

Is there even a graceful way to do this? It probably always sucks to miss your flight, but I feel like I’m especially bad at it. The first time I missed a flight was in Turkey when I misread the military time-stamp “06:30” as 6:30pm. I wasn’t even close – I was a good 12 …

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Tell Him

The following is a guest post Author: Anonymous I would talk about how even though you transplanted yourself to a foreign country immediately following your expulsion into the real world from the cozy womb that is college, the heavy, existential sludge that occupies most of your mind space during senior year still plagued you when …

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5 Weeks in Europe in 500 Words or Less

So: what about Europe? I never really finished blogging about it. I’m ready to move on and start blogging about Atlanta because that’s where I am both physically and mentally, but I can’t just not write about Europe. It was an amazing five weeks. Like, the best five weeks. I’m going to stray from my …

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