“[What stands in the way of you] building the life or career you want is often… your brain telling you ‘oh, too many people are doing this’ or ‘oh, why me?’. The secret is that everyone has those. And once you get past those and take action, that’s when you get to build the thing you want.” -Jenni Gritters
Freelance journalist (and brand new mama) Jenni Gritters shares her path to “non-linear success,” the questions she asked to figure out what she wanted, and the self-judgments that nearly derailed her along the way.
More About Jenni:
Jenni Gritters is a freelance journalist, yoga and meditation teacher, and the owner of ZEST Storycraft, a content-focused business. When Jenni was laid off from her staff job at the New York Times’ product review property, Wirecutter, in March 2018, she made the decision to go freelance. During her first year working as a freelance writer and editor, she made over $120,000 — a figure that most people balk at— which led to her speaking publicly about the different routes to non-linear success. Prior to Wirecutter, Jenni completed a Masters degree in Journalism from Boston University, then worked as an editor at MedTech Boston and Upworthy. She currently writes about health, human psychology, and the outdoors for New York Times Parenting, Medium’s Elemental Magazine, the REI Co-op Journal, and beyond; she also provides coaching for writers who want to build successful freelance careers.
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