Tagged by: freelance writer

Blog Stats and a HUGE Thank You!

Date Posted: May 17, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

Happiness quotes

I monitor my blog stats fairly regularly, mostly because it shows me what people search for that leads them to me and what it is that interests them most once they’re here. I can see search terms, referrals, and what you actually click on to learn more. That’s pretty cool! It helps me to narrow in on the type of information you’re seeking. On top of all that, you’ve all been increasing my numbers over the past year to the point that I can start working with advertising partners on my blog. Very cool!

I monitor my blog stats fairly regularly, mostly because it shows me what people search for that leads them to me and wh...

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Freelance Writing from Paradise

Date Posted: May 12, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing

freelance writing in Roatan

In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my writing career since announcing that I’d left a salaried job and gone full-time as a freelancer.

In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: Word Documents and Cocktails

Date Posted: April 30, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Amanda Walkins

I awoke this morning to a slight breeze, which was welcome relief after the stagnant heat yesterday. The temperatures were reading 105 F and the air was stifling. Unfortunately, it’s that time of year when they burn all the cane fields (and who knows what else) on the mainland, leaving a thick haze to hover over us for days on end. It makes the sunsets brilliantly bright red, but the days are heavy. This morning’s breeze offered a small respite.

I awoke this morning to a slight breeze, which was welcome relief after the stagnant heat yesterday. The temperatures we...

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How to Move to Roatan: Minimizing and Getting Rid of All the Stuff

Date Posted: March 31, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here’s Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Families With Children, and Safety Concerns.

People contact me all the time asking for advice on how to minimize their “stuff.” When considering an international move, understanding what is important and what is simply taking up space makes the transition so much easier. Here’s the best advice I can offer you, which I originally wrote for The Huffington Post on March 13, 2015.

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here's Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Fami...

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My Island Life Is Not Normal

Date Posted: March 6, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

I’m sitting here thinking about a new blog post to write, thinking, ‘There’s nothing else to write about!’ And then I look around and remember that my life is not what most people would consider “normal.”

I’m on the balcony of a third story building at the top of a hill overlooking the western tip of a gorgeous Caribbean Island. I’m sitting among palm tree tops and overlooking the aquas and blues of the Caribbean Sea.

I'm sitting here thinking about a new blog post to write, thinking, 'There's nothing else to write about!' And then I lo...

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Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE Working From Home

Date Posted: February 12, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

why I love working from home

While I don’t do it every day – what with cafes to be enjoyed, interviews to conduct, and socializing to do – I’m working from home several days a week now. After a few months of this, I’ve gotten into a fabulous lack of routine filled with reasons why I love this work style.

Here are my top 10 reasons why I love working from home:

While I don't do it every day - what with cafes to be enjoyed, interviews to conduct, and socializing to do - I'm workin...

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Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

Date Posted: February 4, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing, Personal

working in Roatan

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reins. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sp...

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Cross-Post: A Crash Course in Island Scootering

Date Posted: January 18, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015.


“Just treat it like you’re playing a video game,” he tells me. “Except don’t crash – you don’t get to start over like in a video game.”

Helpful hints from my loving boyfriend.

Of course, what he doesn’t realize is that I’ve probably only played about 1% of the video games he has in his lifetime, so perhaps relating them to my current situation isn’t a helpful analogy after all.

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015. “Just treat it like you’re playing a video...

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