If you know me well, you know I’ve got a decently weird story (at least I like to think so).
I’m a born and raised Arkansan, lover of outdoors, Medievalist and wannabe beer connoisseur. As far as work goes, I’m a social media manager and content developer. (This is how I’m able to travel and work at the same time). Now how I got to this place is a pretty windy road.
After finishing up two college degrees in English Literature and History (okay I got a minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies, too), I decided to jump straight into graduate school because what else does a humanities major with zero plan do?
I considered getting my Master’s in Business, but where’s the fun in that? I went for the Master’s in Medieval Literature & Culture. Two years of graduate coursework, teaching, research and other shenanigans later, I’ve got another degree in my hand.
After a brief trip to Europe I thought: hmm, now what?. Well, time to join what adults call “the real world” (gulp).
I’m just kidding, it wasn’t that bad. It was actually great! I got a pretty good gig at a great company, and held that for a year. As fun as the job was, though, it would never be as fulfilling or enriching as the two weeks I had in Europe.
So I decided to spend my year in the adult world learning and preparing to become location independent. It took a lot of work, time, mistakes and course-correcting, but I was finally able to set myself up as a freelancer who could take on the world.
And that’s what I’m doing now. I’ve just completed my solo trip in Southeast Asia, and split my time between work and rock climbing while I get ready for my next trip abroad!