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I became a remote, independent worker in 2010, before it was considered cool. I worked from home, juggling three to four freelance writing jobs at a time, and made three out-of-state moves in three years without having to give up most of those gigs. My lifestyle provoked comments from others such as, “You’re like a butterfly!” “It must be really hard to make friends,” and even, “Are you running from the law?”

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as managing editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 13 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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