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Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I'm here to be a resource and entertainment for people interested in a freelance or digital nomad lifestyle. 

Over My Laptop -- New and Improved

Over My Laptop -- New and Improved

If you are coming to this page from my the previous Over My Laptop -- welcome back. If you're just now finding me, that's great too! Here's a bit of what's happening with this website. 

When Over My Laptop was created, I had a vision of buying a van and traveling the U.S. with my cat. Fast forward about 4 years and the story is a little bit different, but many of my dreams remain the same. 

I may go into the details in later blogs, but here's the short form of the story. After spending some time crashing with friends in Long Beach, CA and living out of my trusty Ford Taurus -- I came back to Iowa. I missed playing with my band Britches & Hose, my friends and family and -- honestly -- the low cost of living. 

A few months after coming back, I fell in love with a single dad, Joel, and now we're settled into a single location until his teenage boys are out on their own. Joel will likely be playing a leading role in a large portion of my stories. 

 Joel and Spot. 

Joel and Spot. 



Pulling Joel into my life meant not only the addition of new teenage boys, but also a cat (Spot) and a dog (Gus). I love all of them! But it means the initial plans have changed a bit. Joel and I still want to full-time RV in the future and have no plans of stopping adventures in the meantime. 

The beauty of being a digital nomad is that I can work from ANYWHERE -- and that sometimes means putting down roots for a few years too. 

Moving forward, I've decided to continue the Over My Laptop project in an expanded manner. It will still be a collection of blogs about travel -- but I also want Over My Laptop to be a resource for freelancers and digital nomads. I will be moving most of the blogs previously housed on the old platform to this new site. 

I get asked frequently for advice on how to do what I do, so I know there's an interest out there to learn how to make a living from freelancing and online. I hope Over My Laptop can be a resource for that. 

I'm excited for what this new vision offers for opportunities in the future. Stayed tuned for more updates on what's cooking. 

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Conquering Your Fears: Grab the Fish

Conquering Your Fears: Grab the Fish