Hello, I’m Heather, and I’m the artist, writer, and developer of this here website. I started this site in 2014 when I broke free from my “normal” life to live on the road in an RV full-time, and to tell stories about the trials and tribulations of my mobile existence.
I stopped living in an RV after seven months because it was insane. But people liked the stories, so I continue to write. Except now, I write about anything I feel like, because it’s fun, and apparently some of the stuff I talk about actually helps people. Go figure.
So what’s the point of this site anyway?
Well smarty, the point of this site is to entertain, enlighten, and inspire. At the very least, my goal is to alleviate people’s boredom while they slog through the drudgery of an ordinary life. At best, my goal is to inspire and support people to break the shackles of that ordinary life, and to do something amazing instead .
So what do you say when people ask you what you do for a living?
I tell them I write funny stories, draw silly cartoons, build websites, and help people solve problems.
Wait… that sounds boring.
All right, the truth is, I binge-watch my favorite shows (70s and 80s television rules – no one today holds a candle to Jim Rockford or Steve Austin) and haul around the country in my RV, while writing amusing accounts of my life inspired by the absurd stuff that crosses my path. I invent creative solutions to life’s annoying problems and share them with the world. I also build websites for a select group of people because I love doing it. Occasionally I offer personal coaching for the same reason. The reality is, the more fun people have and the more motivation they get, the more love they give back. That’s what I do for a living.
Are you rich? Is that how you can do this without a job?
No, I’m not rich in the traditional sense. Not yet, anyway. 😉 But when I had a “regular job”, I was poor in every sense of the word. I was in debt, I was bored, I was frustrated, and I was miserable. I had to make some sacrifices when I decided to change my life and do what I love. But what most people don’t realize is that they make sacrifices too when they don’t do what they love; in my case, it was my sanity, my freedom and my financial health (ironically). How your life plays out is really just a question of which sacrifices you’re willing to make.
Are you successful?
It depends on how you define success. If you define it by how much money I make, then I’m doing okay. If you define it by how happy I am, then I’m doing better than most. If you define it by how people respond to my work, or how free I am, then I’m a frickin’ bazillionaire.
What about all the dirty secrets?