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I mentioned the Big Launch yesterday. Well it’s here. Let me tell you more about it. There are two things I know about working online: 1) it takes time to ramp up and 2) there’s only so many ways to do it. I’ve gotten this question nearly daily for years, and I don’t mind answering it as many times as it takes because I believe we’re in the beginning of a cultural shift where a near majority of jobs will eventually be online. But here is the truth of where we are right now: unless you have the golden ticket (aka…

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We finally reached Seattle, just in time to register the camper van (thank you to Arizona’s insanely lenient 90-day temporary-transit-registration), then we’re going to book it south to Puerto Vallarta. Or I’m going to fly. I have just one more week before I hit that 36-week cut-off for flying… and then I have to prepare for the baby… rent a house, buy diapers, navigate hospital registration en español… you know all the usual things. Ha! I may be too laid back. I’m starting to feel the crush of time and wondering if we should just stick the van in storage here in…

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Hey guys! Just a quick note from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as we prepare to head west to Seattle! Tomorrow I’m hosting a free webinar about self-publishing v. traditional publishing. I’m a big fan of both (I’ve self-published four books of my own, two of other people and my memoir was published with Penguin Random House). It’s a completely different experience with pros and cons to both sides. Here’s what I know: 1. More people should attempt the traditional route then what I see coming through my writing courses (self-publishing has become the default for a lot of bloggers). 2. It’s…

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  I love America. There, I said it. You can’t say it’s the only place on earth with as much protected lands, but certainly I’ve been blown away but just how much there is to explore. We started this summer in Albuquerque, NM with the intent of driving up to Seattle within a few weeks. But how do you just zip through so much goodness? Here’s the parts that I really love. It’s the area in Moose, WY, across from the Grand Tetons, away from the crowds, in the little known Shadow mountain, where they have free campsites on a…

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Is it mid-July already? I can’t believe how this summer is flying by… well today is the first day of my new online photography workshop, called Beyond Auto. I was thinking about how to tell you guys about it and I think the best thing is to just give you the first week’s lesson. Here, go download, free: Week One as a PDF <– this is just the beginning The actual course is delivered via our member dashboard at We Create and has a private FB group, but this gives you an idea, anyway. HOW THE COURSE WAS BORN If you’ve…

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We’re completely stuck in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We’re here! Wyoming! #vanlife #roadtrip #usa Una foto publicada por Christine Gilbert (@almostfearless) el 24 de Jun de 2016 a la(s) 3:16 PDT Well first, our clutch went. We were told by the mechanic it was fine for now but eventually we’d need to look at it, which apparently meant 1,000 miles down the road. So we ordered parts (a new clutch slave and master cylinder). Then we boondocked. Right in Jackson proper, near the library. We’ve been basically living in plain sight, living in a van that won’t really move, unless we…

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I’ve been meaning to write about Oaxaca for over a week now. It’s our home, although we’re away for the summer. I have a photography workshop scheduled for the Day of the Dead (end of October) and I was about to hit publish on a post announcing it… but then I paused. Why? Because 8 people were killed after the Mexican government clashed with the protesting teacher’s union. It’s not a small thing. In 2006, they had a similar conflict and the city fell into the hands of the teacher unions for a bit, even establishing their own rules and…

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I have the shakiest of internet at the moment as we head into Wyoming. So long Utah! I really loved it there and we ended up spending over a week in Bryce Canyon just because it was so easy to live there. Camping in the Dixie National Forest was free and secluded. And I had signal on my phone (not always the case as we travel further away). Our home, sweet home. The spires and hoodoos of Bryce as strange and beautiful. I am slowly getting used to the idea of my children running around the rims of canyons. They…

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Today is the first day of summer, and I’ve gotten a lot of book love for Mother Tongue since it came out, so I wanted take a moment to point share the love… so without further ado, here’s the list of books that have made it to my reading list for this summer: Who doesn’t love a good book in the summer? WELCOME TO THE GODDAMN ICE CUBE (July, 5th) My friend got her hands on an advance copy and called this a “brilliant feminist memoir and travel adventure story” Sold. THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE (available now) Pregnant, living at home at…