Where Have I Been?

On January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book.”  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like: There must be some mistake. Really? My...

How I Budget With a Variable Income

Freelancing is great, but there are some things I miss about full-time employment: Free coffee Mingling with coworkers Cheaper health insurance And a steady paycheck. For the most part, my income doesn’t vary too much from month to month, but it does vary. Even...

How to Stay in Vacation Mode Once It’s Over

In one of my favorite episodes of Frasier, Niles is so reinvigorated after a trip to Belize that he develops a persona when he returns to day-to-day life: Island Niles. Unlike day-to-day Niles, “Island Niles” is carefree, non-judgemental, and relaxed. He...

Let’s Bust Some Freelancing Writing Myths

There’s a reason freelance writers rarely introduce themselves as such when asked, “what do you do?” It usually shuts down the conversation. People have their own assumptions about what it means to be a freelancer and those assumptions are rarely positive. As my...

My Favorite Things to Do in Copenhagen

I thought a cocktail in Los Angeles was expensive — and then I went to Scandinavia. Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are notoriously expensive, mostly due to their taxes (seriously, the VAT was 25%), but I was still unprepared for just how...