Other Stuff I Wrote This Month, February 2013

by gigigriffis

Before I dive into the articles I’ve been publishing around the web, I’d like to pause and give a HUGE, MASSIVE, AMAZINGLY LARGE Thank You to A) everyone who left some encouragement and love for Libby during our first-ever Anti-Nay Say, and B) everyone who responded to my questions about inspiration earlier this month. I want this blog to be both encouraging and useful and your comments and input very much help!

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to weigh in on my inspiration question (or if you have more to say!), I’ve created a super short (five question) survey. You should go take the survey now.

Thank you!

Without further ado, then, other stuff I wrote around the web:

How I Handled My Nay-Sayers (And Fell in Love With My Life) @ Married With Luggage

I’ve had nay-sayers in my life for as long as I can remember. You know the ones: the well-intentioned friends, family, and even strangers who are concerned that if you start a business at 26, you’ll fail spectacularly and become a homeless vagabond. Or if you quit your job and travel the world for a year, you’ll get malaria and be eaten by a crocodile (possibly at the same time). Or if you get that English degree, you’ll work at Wendy’s for forever… Read more.

(P.S. The inspiring, world-traveling couple behind the blog above just published the second edition of their book, so after you read my article, you could totally go read their sample chapter and get even more inspired.)

The Ultimate Female Packing List for Working From the Road @ Her Packing List

And just in case you are thinking of doing the same thing—either running a business from the road, starting a business on the road, or perhaps convincing your boss to let you work remotely—here are the things I carry with me. Things I’ve found indispensible or simply useful in keeping costs low, productivity high, and business trips still professional. Read more.

And, BONUS, I didn’t write it…but my book was reviewed over at one of my favorite travel blogs:

Unbrave Reads: And, Also, My Palms Are Sweaty

If you haven’t read my book and do like funny, self-deprecating stories about dating misadventures, you should totally go buy it.

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Roommate #1 March 4, 2013 - 8:52 am

Loving all these pictures that Mr. San Diego Photographer took! And loving the Denver Zoo shirt also. I want one.

gigigriffis March 5, 2013 - 2:07 am

Thanks! I know – I love that hoodie. Sadly, there is a tiny hole forming in the hood (who knows why, since I never wear the hood). I need to make friends with someone who sews when I get to London.


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