The Story of My Past Life as a Professional Writer
I made a living as a writer and content marketer for several years. This is important to know, as you'll discover a huge gap between employers on a background check, and it's because I was serving many different clients as a freelancer. While I can't name most of those clients due to NDA's, I can share work samples written under my own name. It all began when I got picked up as a contributor at LifeHack.
LifeHack Led to Two of My Most Loyal Clients
The CEO of a corporate wellness software company (BSDI) found health articles like the one above. He resonated with the message and offered me a column on his website, which I did for over a year. Full archives are available on the Motivation Alliance blog.
The Most Random Writing Opportunity I Ever Had
Fun fact: I used to write self-help content for a blog concerned with the start-up culture in Pakistan. Didn't know that was a thing? Me neither! I provided Pakwired with content for nearly four years. Three of my personal favorites are linked below.
Speaking of Mindfulness and Meditation...
While I was juggling these columns (along with other clients that can't be named), I decided to become a yoga teacher. Note: I completed the 200 hour Yoga Alliance program in 2015. The following DoYouYoga blog was published around that time.
At Last, We've Arrived to the Present Moment
I took a break from writing -- mostly because the skill is becoming devalued due to overseas competitors -- but got back into habit a few months ago. Now I am an active contributor on the Practical Dev. You can find more current content on my portfolio.