Living a Bohemian Lifestyle in the Age of Technology
Meagan Earls aka: PonchoMeg
Meet the Modern Bohemian: PonchoMeg
I am a bit of a modern day Bohemian-Hippie. Short on money, super creative, peace loving, romantic, poetic, and emotional, I live each day in wonder.
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." -James Dean
But the modern world is a hard place for a Modern Bohemian like me. It's full of technology and pollution and obsessed with money, money, money. So what is a Modern Bohemian to do? I find ways to make the two worlds meet.
I am living a Bohemian lifestyle in the age of technology. How? Step into my world for a moment, and I will tell you.
First of all I understand that technology is important.
Yay for technology!
So many opportunities have opened up for creative types like me because of technology. Here is a list of some examples to illustrate what I mean.
Music- My boyfriend is a DJ and writes his own music electronically! Amazing! Bohemians in Puccini's day did not have that kind of opportunity! Not only can music be made using technology, it can be sold and bought (I-tunes anyone) and carried with you at all times! Crazy!
Social Networking- I love that I can stay in contact with my friends and meet so many new people because of the internet. There are sites completely devoted to social networking! (Facebook, Myspace, etc.)
Business- Just about anyone can have their own business nowadays. Whether it is full time, part time, or just supplemental income, technology has made business possible for the average person. Pretty cool. I myself have two businesses and also make money with other online endeavors. I work part time, but now I have options that I would not have had even twenty years ago to make extra money on the side.
Going green- Being able to publish online means saving paper. Buying songs online saves on packaging. Not to mention, I can write as many poems, songs, short stories, and books as I want without using paper or pencil... I just save them on my laptop. Plus, the internet has valuable tips and resources for going green, including resources that allow you to buy and sell used goods. (Craigslist, Ebay, etc.)
There is more, but I am sure that you're starting to see the benefits here.
I make use of technology in my daily life! - From freelance writing to acting to modeling to music, technology helps keep my passions alive!
As a creative person, it is only natural that I have many different creative endeavors. I sing, write music, teach, play trombone, write poems, songs, books, short stories, articles, etc. I make arts and crafts, bath and body products, and I love to cook! I enjoy photography, film, tv, fashion, and traveling. I model, I act on stage, on television shows, and in movies, and I crochet...the list goes on and on.
The coolest thing about technology is being able to make something of my creative endeavors.
Most notably, I am currently a freelance writer, a model, an extra, a crafter, an artist, a musician, and an advocate for peace and love. How can I do all this at once? Technology.
I do almost all of my freelance writing work online, and the stuff I do offline is usually on my computer (NOTE: I do still use paper, napkins, hands, and anything else I can find when I'm inspired. I may be modern, but I'm still a bohemian after all...), I model for my blog and for other websites, all my "extra" opportunities are e-mailed to me, I sell my arts and crafts on Etsy.com, I create electronic music in addition to acoustic music, I post my music on Youtube, and I am able to spread peace and love all over the world through the use of my computer, my cell phone, my digital camcorder, my digital camera, etc.
Take a look at how technology is helping me to succeed in my efforts to share my creativity, peace, and love:
PonchoMeg's Creative Use of Technology - I'm all over the internet!
- PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian's Blog
This is where I blog about my crazy hippie, bohemian, free-spirited life.
- PonchoMeg on List My Five
List My Five is one of my favorite sites to write for. All you have to do is make lists of your "top five" of, well... almost anything! Top five movies, top five favorite foods, top five Beatles songs, etc. It's so much fun, and the community of p
- PonchoMeg on Hubpages
Hubpages is another fun site that I write for.
- PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian's Poetry Spot
This is where I post some of my poetry.
- PonchoMeg's Youtube Channel
I share videos I make and videos I like.
- PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian's Facebook Page
Join me on Facebook!
- PonchoMeg on Twitter
This is my Twitter profile. Come "tweet" with me and spread peace, love, and creativity!
"Hey... it's alright" - A modern hippie anthem
I love that technology gave me the ability to share this song and video with people all over the world.
I don't let the "real world" get me down.
I find beauty everywhere...
The modern hustle and bustle of the world is a bit much for me. Like I said, I appreciate technology and of course I appreciate money (gotta pay the rent somehow!) but I know that there are other things that are more important.
There is natural beauty in the world all around us if we only open our eyes to see it. Nature, art, music, love, family, friendships, peace, happiness, spirituality... these are the things that are truly important to me, and I make sure that I make time to appreciate them.
I know who I am! - And I love me.
I love myself!
I may not always be the most confident person in the world, but I know who I am inside. I appreciate that I am special, different, unique, and maybe a little crazy. It makes me who I am and no one else can be just like me, which is pretty groovy.
I am PonchoMeg!
Here's a little look at what I really like in life.
Music, Poetry, Romance, Art, Movies, TV, Books, Love, Peace, Crocheting, Making jewelry, Making bath and body products, Writing, Singing, Playing trombone and piano, Teaching, Talking, Cuddling, Flirting, Kissing, Being independent and free, Trying new things, Hanging out with friends, Jam sessions, Photography, Photo shoots, Meeting new people, Karaoke, Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling, Shopping (especially at Goodwill, Plato's Closet, and Vintage stores), Open mic nights, Street entertainers (I love that my boyfriend can juggle!), Originality, Fun, Pets, Volunteer Work, Facebook, Ehow, List My Five, Twitter, Etsy, Squidoo, Life, Nature, Beauty, Freedom, Organic produce, Monkeys, Squirrels, Babies, Family, Spirituality Religious texts, Creativity, Happiness, Bowling, Garage Sales, Picnics, Walks, Frankenmuth, Lava Lamps, Moccasins, Gluten-free Food, Etc.Etc.Etc.
I believe in love...
"All you need is love." -The Beatles
I love to love. My true goal in life is to love all living things. Sometimes it is hard to find the good in something, but I feel like if I try hard enough, even if I don't succeed at meeting my goal, I will still be a better person for trying just because love is so important. I must love myself, love those close to me, and love the people and creatures of the world.
"True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world."
I try to share my love whenever I can. I give it to my boyfriend, my family, my friends, and to my little sweetheart, Ava. Ava is my cat. I adopted her from the ASPCA in 2007 and she has helped me to be even more loving than I ever was before. I got her at a very hard time in my life, and loving her and taking care of her helped me through that time and opened my eyes to the light in front of me.
I use technology to help the world...
Never has it been so easy to make a difference!
I believe in making the world a better place; in spreading peace, love, creativity, and positivity across the globe. I believe in giving money to the poor, food to the hungry, support to the weak, and hope to those who have lost it. I personally donate money, time, and effort to many charitable organizations and groups, including the ASPCA, The March of Dimes, The Human Rights Campaign, Greenpeace, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Make a difference today! - Technology makes it so much easier!
Visit the ASPCA website to learn how to fight animal cruelty, read expert pet care advice, and view dogs and cats available for adoption.
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
- The Hunger Site
Just click to donate for free!
- The Breast Cancer Site
Click to help sponsor mammograms for free!
- The Rainforest Site
Click to save the rainforest for free!
- The Animal Rescue Site
Click to donate food and support to animals for free!
- The Human Rights Campaign
Fighting for everyone in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
I use technology to shop!
I can get Moulin Rouge right on Amazon... Wow! Technology!
Bohemian Shopping Resources
- Great Green Goods
Great Green Goods is a shopping weblog. Everything featured is made from recycled materials. Ecofriendly shopping at its best.
- Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies
Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Share stories through millions of items from around the world.
- Better World Books
New and used books from an eco-friendly (and just plain friendly) online bookstore.
- Canadian Diamonds, Conflict-Free Diamonds Jewelry | Brilliant Earth
Shop our stunning selection of Canadian Diamonds. We use only Conflict-Free Diamonds in our quality eco-friendly jewelry. Buy ethical Conflict Free Diamond Jewelry today!