Hi! I’m Natalie.

I'm a copywriter and podcaster.

I can’t tell you how to live the life of your dreams, manifest your soulmate, or make a million dollars on Instagram.

I actually hate Instagram. (But I still use it sometimes.)

I can tell you this: one day, a few years ago, I realized that despite my marriage, my house and my semi-fancy TV job, I was very unhappy. More importantly, it occurred to me that maybe I could change that.

So I went and traveled the world. 

I thought travel would help me figure myself out, and then I’d find true love and live happily ever after.

This did not happen.

Instead, I found out how much I sucked at being alone. So I wrote about it. You can find some of that writing here, and here.

In doing all that, I stopped sucking at being alone quite so much. AND I learned how to find true love! Shockingly, it had nothing to do with other people.

So I made a podcast about it.

I’ve also written for The Rumpus, the CBC, enRoute Magazine, The National Post, the Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, film, radio, a bunch of TV shows and a couple of documentaries. I write copy for businesses, digital agencies and creatives. (More on that over here.)

Welcome to my small piece of internet. Please make yourself at home.

 

 

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I can’t tell you how to live the life of your dreams, manifest your soulmate, or make a million dollars on Instagram.

I actually hate Instagram. (But I still use it sometimes.)

I can tell you this: one day, a few years ago, I realized that despite my marriage, my house and my semi-fancy TV job, I was very unhappy. More importantly, it occurred to me that maybe I could change that.

So I went and traveled the world. 

I thought travel would help me figure myself out, and then I’d find true love and live happily ever after.

This did not happen.

Instead, I found out how much I sucked at being alone. So I wrote about it. You can find some of that writing here, and here.

In doing all that, I stopped sucking at being alone quite so much. AND I learned how to find true love! Shockingly, it had nothing to do with other people.

So I made a podcast about it.

I’ve also written for The Rumpus, the CBC, enRoute Magazine, The National Post, the Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, film, radio, a bunch of TV shows and a couple of documentaries. I write copy for businesses, digital agencies and creatives. (More on that over here.)

Welcome to my small piece of internet. Please make yourself at home.

 

 

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