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.
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 bought a one-way ticket to Europe. I’ve always talked about writing, so I am finally doing it. I spend my days writing, relaxing and wandering.
What can you find on this blog?
I plan to explore the nooks and crannies of the world’s greatest cities and to write about that here. I’ll also openly explore the depths of grief and the joys of recovery.
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!