Entries by Laurel Van Woerkom

Not another coach!

In the digital nomad community, you meet tons of coaches. I must admit that I, myself, didn’t always have a great opinion of coaches. I felt like they were a dime a dozen and I’ve met some who really aren’t that qualified to do what they do. However, as the world emerges from the most […]

What’s Your COVID Story?

This COVID thing has been one hell of a bitch, am I right? Are you sick of talking about it yet? I know I am. And yet, it keeps coming up, because we’re all living it. Each. and. every. day. In some shape or form. As life begins to return to normal, I’m sure many […]

Take My Hand

Have you ever gotten to a point where you were so deeply unhappy and yet you couldn’t quite pinpoint why? We all have our problems, things in our life that aren’t perfect. We think we should be able to deal with them, accept them, focus on everything we have to be grateful for. We think, […]

What’s in a name?

My parents named me Kelly Laurel Van Woerkom. At the time, they thought they were being original. They didn’t realize that Kelly would be the 5th most common girl’s name in America the year I was born. At least my last name was unique, although perhaps too much so. It’s one of those you have […]

Finding Purpose

Even the strongest relationships have a breaking point. If you push someone too hard for too long, they’ll eventually throw up their hands in protest. As they should. The day after the dinner where I melted down in front of my family (read my last blog post, if you don’t know what I’m talking about) […]


Locked Down Abroad

At the beginning of 2020, I had just finished a year of travel with Remote Year. I was a year into my digital nomad life and ready to set off on my own, traveling through Africa with my partner, Sam. I was a solopreneur with a growing business and a loose plan of at least […]