Posts tagged Personal
Why Being a Digital Nomad is the Best (And Worst) Thing Ever

The best metaphor I have to describe my lifestyle is that I’m painting the same picture, but with bigger brushstrokes. I have had some of the best experiences of my life since I left, and I’ve also had some of my lowest points, all in the same week. Traveling puts things in perspective. If I can survive living on my own in completely foreign countries, what else can I do? 

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A letter to a fellow dreamer.

There is something a little bit crazy about working hard for a dream you have no idea is going to work out. It requires that fine balance of hope, fearlessness, and foolishness that is wrapped up into one courageous package. Having courage is hard. But the annoying thing about old platitudes is that they’re true — nothing in life worth having is easy.

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2018: The Year of Resilience

I am an optimist, because I have faith in my own resilience. This year has shown me that I can be at my lowest low, and still wake up and say “Okay, so what do I do now?” It’s brought me on a totally unexpected journey, but an overwhelming positive one to say the least.

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A girl and her girl song.

Last week I added another character to the list of roles I’m auditioning for: I became the kind of person who spontaneously jumps on a bus to New York City on a Wednesday to catch a Broadway show by myself. This joins my resume along with a series of fortunate and unfortunate events, known well to all who have experienced the infamous life stage called Your Twenties™. 

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