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Essay Writer

I write essays on meditation, the mind, the desert, slow living, death, minimalism, writing, the creative journey. Every topic has a personal depth to it, an honest look into the bones of my own life.

Newest Publications:See essay archive. →
Looping music – September 17, 2023
Octopus brain – September 3, 2023
The weight of existence – June 25, 2023
Finding the way forward – April 16, 2023
Patchwork taskwork – January 29, 2023

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Freelance Proofreader

I’ve been professionally trained as a proofreader since 2021, and have been doing some word-of-mouth freelance work since there. Check out my gig on Fiverr if you’re interested in fast, yet high quality proofreading for your writing.

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Stay tuned for day in the life vibes, sharing the writing + self-publishing journey, “write with me” and “journal with me” videos, and little adventure vlogs. ♥

Latest Videos: • See YouTube archive →
introducing myself + a day in a writer’s life – October 15, 2023

Book Reader

I’m working on building book pages of all the books I’ve read in the past few years and my favorite quotes, as well as some curated reading lists.

Recently Read:See reading archive. →
The Four Agreements—don Miguel Ruiz
Counting the Cost—Jill Duggar
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue—V. E. Schwab
Gregor and the Marks of Secret—Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—J. K. Rowling

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