There were so many stories about the Joyfully Jobless this week that limiting it to five seems just wrong. Since that’s the May theme, I’m sticking to it.

My local paper had a story on  Sunday about Jani Mae Den Herder, a photographer who is a model of how to build a strong business. I thought it was one of the best things I’ve ever seen about doing it step by step. You’ll also notice multiple profit centers were involved in this story called Passion for Pictures Makes Entrpreneurial Photographer Tick and Click.

Mason Hipp of The Ultimate Freelancer has an insightful article called 12 Practical Ways to Become More Creative.

For years I’ve noticed that when people get honest about the work that they love they often end up far away from a desk. One of the most forwarded stories this week at the NY Times was The Case for Working With Your Hands. It’s a long article, but worth the time it takes to read it. 

Besides being a popular travel writer, Rick Steves is also one of my favorite entrepreneurs. The current issue of Time magazine has a terrific piece about him and why his advice is particularly appropriate to the current times. 

Speaking of travelers, housesitting has long been a favorite of nomads and other restless types. Here’s an article from Lea Woodward’s Location Independant blog that is loaded with advice on how to do just that.  How To Live Rent-Free While Becoming Location Independent

If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. ~ Barry Lopez