Hi! Thanks for checking out my website. I’m Anna Wickham, and I’m a twenty-something entrepreneur who blogs about the millennial perspective on:
- Location Independence and being a digital nomad (which I was for nearly two years)
I currently live in Oklahoma City, where I spend most of my time running my content marketing business, Charm House Marketing. You can find out more about Charm House and the work we do.
Prior to OKC, I was living in Ho Chi Min City (aka Saigon) and running Charm House as a location-independent digital nomad. Before that, I lived at a beach resort in the Philippines for 5 months. I know, kind of crazy, right? For a better explanation.
You might be wondering, “Why did you leave all of THAT to move back to Oklahoma City of all places?” To find out the answer to that question, check out my article, “Why I’m Quitting the Digital Nomad Life and Moving Back to my Hometown.”
This blog started in 2008 when I left the country for the first time to study abroad in Sydney, Australia. Back then, I just wanted to document my stories for friends and family back home. But I soon realized how much I loved to write and share my own take on travel.
For me, writing about travel isn’t a series of actions: “I did this, then I did this, then this.” It’s pretty cool to see the sites and go on adventure trips, but that’s not what travel is really about. Travel can change your perspective and your life when you see how the rest of the world lives; eat what they eat, hear what they think, and experience what they experience. In a nutshell, that’s what I consider “The Worldly Blend.”
Additionally, as I’ve fallen more and more in love with business and entrepreneurship, I’ve begun writing a lot about business. I especially like to write about tips for running a business location independently.
If you’re interested in reading my articles on entrepreneurship,
After traveling to and writing about my time in Sydney, I continued writing mostly about travel when, less than a year after living in Sydney, I spent the summer working in Yellowstone National Park. The next year, in 2010, I went backpacking through Western Europe and then moved to South Korea to take a job teaching English. I stayed for a year and a half and I got to see some other cool places while living there, including Tokyo, Bali, Bangkok, and Cambodia, just to name a few.
After living in Asia, I spent 5 months backpacking through South America before moving to Tucson, Arizona for a couple of years to go to graduate school. Now, I’m living in up-and-coming Oklahoma City, my hometown, and continuing on my journey learning to run a business that can sustain my lifestyle and love of travel.
These days, whether I’m traveling or not, I view life from the same progressive, culture-centric perspective — I call it The Worldly Blend.
A little about me
While in college studying classical piano, I kept getting distracted by two things:
- Understanding the historical and cultural context of music instead of actually learning to play it, and
- Figuring out how I could travel as much as possible on a student’s budget.
The first inspired me to earn my masters degree in the spring of 2014 from the University of Arizona in musicology, which is the study of how culture and society affect music.
The second motivated me to take any opportunity I could find to get paid to travel. Check out a timeline of my adventures to see where I’ve been.
When I’m not traveling, blogging, or working on my business, I’m learning new rap songs at karaoke, listening to podcasts, or reading every article on the internet.
Other things I like:
- Craft beer (especially IPAs)
- Lazing by swimming pools
- Non-fiction books