Standing on the Edge

The Great Gretzky said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots  you don’t take.” Thanks, Wayne, I needed to hear that today. Last week (May 8th to be exact) I was turned down for what I had widely and publicly proclaimed to be “my dream job.” I spent three months trying my best to take on the role of managing editor for Incomes Abroad, a members-only publication from International Living magazine. The role was tailor-made for me: writing about expats making a living while living abroad. And the job was based in Ireland. I talked to people in Costa Rica making chocolate, people in Italy running cooking schools, writers making a living while based in Asia, and more.

The whole time I kept thinking, “that’s what I want to do…” Well, with the publisher’s pronouncement that I wouldn’t be continuing beyond the three-month probation, I’m now free to do just that—pursue my dream of making a living overseas as a freelance writer. It’s a long shot, but not impossible. This website is the first step. Through it I hope to spotlight my writing abilities, and give some useful travel advice along the way. Won’t you join me?

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