Graduating from university in Michigan in 2011 wasn't ideal for finding a job, but like many millennial Michiganders, I made it work. I'd been writing for publications since high school and my degree is in Journalism, so freelancing came naturally, even if it wasn't always easy.
Although I love writing about things like travel, yoga, and life as a digital nomad, sometimes it's been more about paying bills than having fun! After about a year of writing, I worked in legal marketing for a while as an editor and blog manager, hiring and managing my own team of freelance writers. Since returning to freelancing, I've had lots of gigs related to law, and many of my current clients are based in the auto industry.
While travel wasn't new to me, traveling alone, for months at a time, and having zero ties keeping me home certainly were. My first long-term solo trip was to Finland late in 2012, and I caught the travel bug. A Finnish traveler visiting Michigan to study English convinced me to buy a ticket with one question: Why shouldn't I go?
A few continents and several new clients later, I put most of my possessions in a storage unit. I've been living out of a backpack or a suitcase as a digital nomad for just over a year...