Feeling Grateful

Feeling GratefulMichelle Sandlin - On the Move, Houston Chronicle

Everyone has a story. This is mine. Not the entire story, but it’s the one about how I came to be a weekly columnist for the Houston Chronicle. One late night in 2009, I started a blog and began writing about Houston and the relocation industry. Over the next couple of years, I wrote and published over 100 long form article style blog posts. Soon my blog was killing it on Google searches, and I was consistently positioned in the […]

Are you doing the work you were born to do?

One of the most important questions that we can ask ourselves is: “Am I doing the work that I was born to do?” If the answer is “yes,” then you are way ahead of the game, and you have probably had some level of success in doing what you do. But, if your answer is “no,” then my question for you is: “Why not?”

Everyone Needs A Reboot

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Everyone needs a reboot from time-to-time. This is mine!

It was three years ago, when I wrote: “Quit Your Job! I Recommend It!” Quitting my job in Corporate America to focus full-time on my passion as a writer, was one of the happiest moments in my career. It was so happy in fact, that history has just repeated itself. After spending about a year back in the corporate world, I have again quit my job. This time, for good!

So, this is my reboot. It’s kind of like Michelle Sandlin 2.0. Call it whatever you want, but I am back, baby! And there is no looking back.

On Being a Writer…

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Being a writer is not a job.
It is not a choice.
It is a state of being.
It is at the core of my existence.
Nothing will stand in its way and nothing can prevent it.
It’s my creative mastermind.
It’s the course I travel blindly, but with an open heart.
It is the life I lead.
It’s the introspection and observation.
It’s where I find meaning.

We Are Not Defined By Isolated Moments

Everyone has a bad day. Sometimes, you might even have a bad week, or a bad month, or even a bad year. And sometimes, when you are at your worst, you might even find yourself acting completely out of character. Maybe you are a little sleep deprived, or stressed, or just feeling a little bit punchy. Has that ever happened to you? Of course it has! It happens to all of us. It’s called being human, after all. Recently, I […]

Writing Outside the Lines

When it comes to putting pen to paper, I’ve spent my whole life writing in between the lines. This seems a bit ironic for someone who is known for coloring outside of the lines in so many aspects of my life. You would think that the two would go hand-in-hand, but oddly for me, that has not been the case.

A Healthy Dose of Self-Esteem

Forget the naysayers. Forget the negative voices in your head. Let go of fear. Have the confidence to celebrate yourself. You have worked hard, and you deserve this. Stand up and yell it from the rooftops, but do it quietly so that people don’t think you’re nuts!