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10 11 Things You Need to Know About Being a Blogger and Being Your Own Boss.

The idea of a being a "blogger" or being "your own boss" can be so alluring at times. Waking up whenever you want, working in your pajamas in front of the TV at home or from all of your favorite coffee shops around the city while sipping on the finest almond milk lattes and loose-leaf teas, nobody telling you what to do ... who wouldn't want in on that lifestyle? The world is your oyster, right? Well ... sorta. There are a lot of common misconceptions about the "freelancer" or "blogger" lifestyle, and I'm here to debunk t[...]
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Why You Should Tinder Abroad.

I think it's pretty safe to say that Tinder has garnered a bit of a "bad rep" amongst some communities. For those who stand firmly behind the "old-fashioned" way of meeting people and for those who care more about the quality of their interactions vs. the quantity, Tinder can come off a bit, um ... aggressive. That's one way to put it. Well, coming from someone who was never into online dating, I'm here to tell you that there are "other" ways to use Tinder, because I'm a part of one of the few real success stories that have[...]
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The Day I Met Some of the Richest People in the World.

I spent a little over 24 hours in D.C. the other week, and while I was there I met some of the richest people in the world. Luckily, they passed some of their good fortune on to me. But before I go on telling this story, let me preface it by saying that the word "rich" has a number of slightly varied definitions, but the only one I'm concerned about is #3, and even more specifically, the latter part of #3, according to Dictionary.com: Rich: adjective, richer, richest. 3.Β having wealth or valuable resources. I'm not reall[...]
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This year has blown by and along the way, to my sincere surprise (I say this with all the humility in this heart of mine), I've somehow found myself living what might actually be something remarkably close to my best life. I'm not exactly sure how that came to be - it was a mixture of meeting the right people, dedicating myself wholeheartedly to my craft, asking the right questions, and being ready for opportunities that came while being hungry enough to create my own - but I can honestly say that no matter how hard I wo[...]
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A Little Birthday Reflection.

  Today I spent my 31st birthday in the service of others, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. In my time working in Kigali, Rwanda with Humanity Unified, I’ve learned many things - about the living conditions in this country, the history that defines it, and most importantly, the state of its inhabitants as a result of the incredibly unfortunate incidents that happened years ago. When I come here I am repeatedly faced with the hard reality that not only are the people who live in poverty here complete[...]
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In Other Words, Faith.

PREFACE: Yes, this post has a preface. It's a long one. But hopefully, it's one you'll find worth the read. 2016 has really begun to unfold into something unlike anything I could have ever imagined.Β I had traveled a decent amount before this year but definitely incomparable to the amount of travel I've done in just the first quarter of 2016. We all know travel teaches you volumes about the world, but what is equally fascinating is how much it teaches you about yourself. When you've spent a fair amount of time visiting va[...]
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