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Who Is Kayla Of Writing From Nowhere?

"You're living in a dream world, sweetheart." Was that supposed to be an insult? A male Karen hurled that at me over a bag of trail mix, as I shared that I was on a search for fulfillment. The precise sentiment that sparked this retort, oddly enough, was me saying that I wanted a pet goat and a couple of chickens. Given that both goats and chickens do in fact exist, I'm not sure which[...]

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My Blogging Story And Advice For You

In the 3 years that this blog has existed, I’ve never really addressed its existence. I was so afraid of being mistaken for the “online diary” blogging stereotype that I haven’t shared a single post specifically about myself or this blog’s purpose. An explanation could’ve really helped, too, because the content has zigzagged across the map!  In the beginning, I wrote a[...]

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Just In Case Travel Kit You Shouldn’t Go Without

A woman (the author of this blog) sits in front of a map, looking at a passport and vomit bag in her hand

During the Great Depression, there was a slogan: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. When you're traveling, with different resources and limited money, this philosophy is just as relevant. Things will always break and go wrong - it's all a part of the travel gig! But you can still prepare for travel mishaps by packing this just in case travel kit. This emergency tra[...]

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Sustainable Travel Packing List: 27 Things To Pack

My personal motto is "enjoy the world, and be nice to it." This sustainable travel packing list will help you do just that! Pack these 27 items to minimize your landfill contribution as much as possible as you're exploring. Since not every trip will be the same, there's no one-size-fits-all sustainable travel packing list. These packing items are clustered under two different umbrella[...]

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Importance Of Work-Life balance And How To Achieve It

Let's face it: the importance of work-life balance has never been clearer. More and more people are experiencing burnout or feeling crush by their huge list of daily tasks. One of the challenges we all face as new entrepreneurs is making sure our new found passion/job does not overwhelm us. For many of us, the idea of setting our own working hours was one of the initial reasons to sta[...]

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How To Change Your Life Today W/ An Abundance Mindset

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When it comes to getting what you want out of life, the old adage "your mindset determines your reality" rings endlessly true. Having an abundance mindset drastically changes the way you experience life, entrepreneurship and your pursuit of all of your dreams. Your mindset will determine your approach to your goals, helps you handle setbacks and influence your overall happiness. Being[...]

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What The Nomad Lifestyle Is Really Like & How To Live It

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The nomad lifestyle is seductive for those of us who easily grow apathetic to life's routine. The excitement of chasing a never-ending horizon calls to many, but what does it really mean to live the nomad lifestyle today? Before diving into the history of the nomad lifestyle and questions like how modern nomads pay for things, let's first lay out the terms. Glossary Of Terms[...]

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An Online Biz Could Be Your Answer To Everything, But Hear This Out

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So, you're thinking about starting your own online biz? If you commit and manage to make your online biz successful, it will be rewarding beyond words and open up an endless row of doors for you. If you fail, you'll likely end up in a similar position to where you are now: in an employee-employer relationship (I'm assuming). When you look at the big picture, it's a cinch, right?[...]

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Escape The Rat Race – Where Do You Even Begin?

Look to your right: what's riding shotgun, telling you where to turn in life? Is it the pursuit of fulfillment, exploring passions, faith, relationships, what brings you joy? Or, is it a job that you'd happily leave tomorrow? If you're nodding along to the latter, then it may be time to start plotting your course to escape the rat race. The rat race isn't any particular type of job:[...]

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Travel Wellness Kit: How To Take Care Of Yourself On The Road

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Traveling becomes uncomfortable, expensive and loses its shine when you are unwell on the road. This travel wellness kit will help minimize all of these discomforts and inconveniences so you can focus on being in the moment and enjoying your time in this special destination. Staying well while traveling is always important, but it's even more paramount when you are a digital nomad or[...]

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