editing mountain bike guidebook

I’m Writing a Book

And I'm losing my mind. I’m in the final stages of writing a guidebook, and oh my god. At first, this doesn’t seem like a big deal. Four years ago, I came back to the United States from a year-long surf trip and declared, with determined fists clenched, “I am never working for anyone again. I am going to be a writer.” I envisioned working in coffee shops and airports, lazily typing out articles and blog posts. Drinking coffee, and executing my flawlessly flexible schedule by going for mountain bike rides at 10 in the morning. But it is a big deal, writing...

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Don't Worry, I Got This

How To Be a Self-Employed Freelancer

How To Be A Self-Employed Freelancer On Flying Under the Radar and Playing Battleship A few months before I left my job to travel for a year, I had a bad day at work. I don’t even remember the specific circumstances of this day, but I do remember this: I was crying by the time I left work and four minutes later when I got home, I stood in my driveway, clenched my fists by my sides, squinted my eyes and screamed: “I. Am. Never. Working. For. Anyone. Again.” With an emphasis on Never. I’m sure I looked like a toddler in the midst of...

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