My name is Jennifer Nilsson and I am a recovering workaholic.
This is my story about recovery, discovery and ditching a Type A lifestyle in favor of, well, life.
For years, I put work before everything and everybody else, wrapping my entire identity around my job.
And then, on Feb. 14, 2018, my boyfriend – my love – was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer. He died on June 4, 2018, not even four months after he was diagnosed. I wrote this on June 5.
Even before his diagnosis, Jeff showed me how to love more freely and trust more completely. After his diagnosis, he showed me how to seek joy and to live for every moment.
So, I quit the nine to five
After that, work just didn’t make sense. It’s the scariest thing that I have ever done, but I quit my job and, on July 4th, 2018, I set off with a one-way ticket to travel the world. Since then, I have visited 16 countries and I am currently somewhere in Southeast Asia.
I’ve always talked about writing, so I am finally doing it. I spend my days writing, reading and wandering.
What can you find on this blog?
Occasionally, I’ll write about life stuff, and silly stuff and, sometimes, some spiritual stuff. There will be life lessons, failures and successes along the way. Finally, we’ll laugh a little when this city girl finds herself off the proverbial beaten path.
How to work with me
If you like what you see, I am available to freelance and ghostwrite. Hit me up here if you have an idea for work or play.
Otherwise, let’s travel together!