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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

taking time away from my blog

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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Housesitting in Southern France

Date Posted: January 18, 2017
Posted in: Housesitting, Travel Tales

TrustedHousesitters in France

Southern France…it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fabulous beaches hugging the Mediterranean coast, tiny villages with traditional stone architecture and colorful wooden shutters on every window. Southern France is dreamy even in reality. And that’s why I leapt at the opportunity for housesitting in Southern France last month.

Southern France...it just sings of romance and beauty. Rolling hills covered with small vineyards, private yachts and fa...

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The Expat Life…Moving On Again

Date Posted: January 3, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

Serial expat moving again

Another year, another adventure! We’re heading to a new destination this month because of a fantastic opportunity. As is common in the expat life, we’re moving somewhere new because we have itchy feet and we also see a new location as a fun new challenge.

Another year, another adventure! We're heading to a new destination this month because of a fantastic opportunity. As is...

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[Infographic] How to Survive Working from Home

Date Posted: October 7, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

how to survive working from home - My Kind of Monday

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you guys. Here he is to explain the pitfalls of working from home, and how you can avoid them. Enjoy!


It can be incredibly exciting making the decision to work from home. The flexibility in being able to work your own schedule and set your own deadlines is often what attracts people to freelancing from home.

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you g...

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Guest Post: 5 Realities of Freelance Work Nobody Tells You About

Date Posted: April 5, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the time to dedicate to blogging here. Luckily, there are so many other wonderful writers out there with ideas to share! For any of you other freelance writers, Jess Signet has some great insights for you on the realities of freelance work nobody tells you about.

Enjoy!


In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the...

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Get Paid to Do What Makes You Happy

Date Posted: February 4, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Travel Tales

Earn a living being happy

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle, marvel at how unique the person is, and then carry on with their days. Most people will not look at this video and feel inspired to follow their passions. But I think it’s the most important part of this particular video.

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle,...

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Working on the Road

Date Posted: July 13, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

working on the road

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it’s been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversifying my portfolio, and actually making enough money to pay my bills. As a self-motivated worker I’ve been able to manage my own time fairly well – of course I have days I get distracted by social media, or my dog, or the sunshine – but for the most part I’ve been able to balance work and play as a self-employed freelance writer.

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it's been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversi...

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