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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Reaching Profitability – 7 Things I’ve Learned

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In May, I met my revenue goals, and in June I'll take a pay-check - my first since I escaped my gilded cage. It's an exciting milestone, and one I'm proud of. However when people say they envy my life, or that I'm "living the dream" I get quite irritated. Yeah, it looks good, now. It ...


Sunday, May 24th, 2015

This Week

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Life Last days in South America, explored Rio a bit and relaxed and swam in the rooftop pool. Then flew from Rio to Toronto, Toronto to Paris, then a train from Paris to Avignon for my sister's wedding in the south of France. Work Mostly still disconnected! But a little more progress on The Secret Project and some ...


Sunday, May 17th, 2015

This Week

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Life Taking a break! Went off to Easter Island where there was Little Internet. I could exchange messages, but couldn't really load web pages. So I limited myself to posting one picture a day and disconnected a bit. It was so good for me. Then spent a night at Santiago airport, and arrived in Rio. One of my ...


Sunday, May 10th, 2015

This Week

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Life It was my birthday. Mostly just been working and working out, did try and explore a bit more of Santiago though. And then headed to Easter Island, which is exciting. My first pacific island! Continuing to explore Choose Me May and it is really making a difference in my life! I love that some of my friends are ...


Monday, May 4th, 2015

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The Number 30

I have mostly been trying not to think about how I'm turning 30 this year, but actually it turns out the amount of upheaval I have put myself through lately is often a function of being in a year ending with a 9. People search for meaning, apparently. And that has certainly been true of me. When ...


Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

This Week

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Life Not really liking Santiago that much, so decided to cut things short and head to Easter Island which sounds very cool, albeit a bit lacking in Internet. Met up with someone here which was cool, did a bit of touristing, spent an afternoon getting some needed pampering at the spa, but otherwise I've just been ...


Monday, April 27th, 2015

Malta, March 2015

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In between conferences I decided I needed some sunshine and R&R. I ended up in Malta with my mom, which was not particularly sunshiny... or relaxing. But it was definitely interesting. First, the greatest public transport experience of all time - there was an owl on the bus. Other than that, Malta is in a strategic location at ...


Sunday, April 26th, 2015

This Week

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Life Last week in Bogota, so I took a couple of days to do some final exploring, and then caught a flight to Santiago. Bit wrung out after the previous week, which was Intense and ended with a breakup. Trying to be kind to myself and just go to the gym when I want to cry... although ...


Monday, April 20th, 2015

Creative Solitude

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Before I  left for South America I kept being asked "aren't you going to be lonely" like loneliness is some terrible thing to be avoided at all costs. Since I've been here, people have been commenting "you seem to be very productive" and it's true. I have been. I say, "I'm embracing a kind of creative solitude." And ...




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