People would probably say I'm "living the dream:" Running an online business, being my own boss, having location independence and traveling the world.
Don't get me wrong; I love my life and I'm proud of what I've achieved.
But I'm not trying to live the life of an Instagram travel blogger, or convince you to buy my course so you can "live the dream," too.
I'm trying to look underneath all that surface stuff to see what really makes life meaningful.
I'm trying to tackle the work that I've dreamed about for years: Becoming an author (under my real name). Writing the stories I'm scared to. Putting myself out there.
That's something that doesn't look so flashy on Instagram.
But I write about it honestly here.
I've published more than 35 books on Amazon, writing and designing many of them myself, but they're all under pseudonyms.
I studied journalism in college and worked as for a news startup in my hometown of Chicago covering crime and then human interest stories .
After a few years in news, I knew I wanted to see more of the world than I could with 10 days of vacation per year.
And so I moved to Vietnam in 2016 because of a Reddit post.
It was a job ad for a software startup that helped people sell physical products on Amazon. When the company was sold and I was let go in 2017, I combined my writing skills and knowledge of Amazon to start a Kindle business.
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