solopreneur, freelance writer
Life

What Being a Freelance Writer is Really Like

Here’s a fair warning: this is not a pretty post at all but it’s real and it’s raw and it’s all I’ve got. Here goes: I never thought in a MILLION years that I would call myself a “freelance writer.” Even just saying these words feel strange to me. And in case you haven’t heard the story yet–I started freelance…

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Travel

10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling Alone

Congratulations. You want to go traveling alone! That’s very exciting and very brave of you. But before you go and have a life-transforming experience, here are a few things you should know before you go because the more prepared you are, the more fun you’ll have. 1. Research the Culture and Respect It Unfortunately, I’ve seen way too many people…

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Life

What Is Your Definition of Hustle?

There’s a moment in my work that I define as hustle. It’s the moment when I’m about to give up and I shake my head and go “No, I must keep going.” And in the last few months, I’ve experienced a lot of hustle. From the moment I decided to quit looking for 9–5 jobs and go after my dream, I…

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trusting the unknown, dreams
Life

Trusting The Unknown

The hardest part about chasing dreams to me is trusting the unknown. Even though I don’t know where I’ll be the next few months, I try to trust the process. I cannot see where I’m going exactly and I feel like I’m wading through dark waters but there is a familiar voice inside of me that tells me to keep going.…

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Interviews, Travel

From Taiwan to NYC: Meet Kino Lee Music

Kino Lee is a film composer, pianist and violinist from Taiwan who moved to New York City to pursue music. She has been performing her instruments for more than 20 years and now is focusing on composing for visual media. Hi Kino, please tell us how you ended up in New York City as a musician! KL: I am from…

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Life

How do you keep going when the going gets rough?

It’s been 6 months since I decided to break away from the 9-5 mindset. At first, it was really exciting and it still is. But remember how I told you from the beginning that I will share all the struggles with you too? Well, it hasn’t been easy. Deciding to go after my dream of traveling the world by building…

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