About Megan

Hi, I’m Megan and I’m so glad you’re here! I love sharing stories that I hope you’ll find helpful, entertaining, and relatable. Stories like relationship challenges (including being a partner of a commercial fisherman!), personal struggles, writing advice, the pros and cons of living a bohemian life, and more. You can view categories of content at the top of this page under “Categories,” and for a quick preview of some of the posts you’ll see, you can check out Millennials & Marriage and Last Dance with Mary Jane along with Life in an Airstream, 9 Things to Know When Dating a Commercial Fisherman, and 2 Successful Freelance Pitches.

I started writing in 2012 when I realized my favorite part of fashion designing (I’m an ex-designer) was writing the captions for my online store. Wanting a change, I moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Carpinteria, California and pitched to a local publication who gave me a chance (Thank G!). I now write 2 columns and monthly features in newspapers and magazines (both local and national) and love posting fun content for you on this site each week!

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Charleston, I lived around the world as a military brat until the age of 18, which means defining a hometown is not so easy. (I’m sure that’s where the love of traveling stems). My fiancé Chris is a commercial lobster fisherman in Santa Barbara, California and we moved back to California after living in a 34-foot sailboat for 3 years, traveling from Washington state to the coasts of Mexico. Along with deadlines and soaking up life in-between, I’m constantly adjusting to being a partner of a commercial fisherman. It’s a curious, hard, and rewarding life. Here is a collection of stories to show you how it can be! (And if you’re a partner of a commercial fisherman, please join our private FB club!)

*Our dream is to live bi-coastal, spending the fishing season in California and the rest of the year in the Carolinas. We’ve got a slightly built-out Sprinter Van to get us going, so stay tuned for adventures on the open road – this is our first year of bi-coastal living which means candid, real-life stories will ensue! **Update: COVID-19 means we ain’t goin’ anywhere. Bummer.

For more information on my freelance work, click here. And of course, you can keep up with me on social media as well if you’d like on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thank you for following along – I hope you’ll stay a while! Sincerely, Megan

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