My partner and I have joined the ever expanding number of people who work on the move!
We live in an age where thanks to the internet it is possible to be on holiday, travel and work at the same time. Gone for us is the convention of having a fixed office and a fixed home, at least for the meant time.
I have never considered myself to be an early adopter of anything, especially in the world of technology, in fact those who know me , know l have come kicking and screaming into the technology age. I would even go so far as to say, I was proud of being a technophobe.
So now that I am here, I am taking advantage of for what so many people seem to be the dream of working from anywhere in the world as long as you have a decent internet connection.
And yes we do miss our friends at home, hanging out with them, doing things with them, being in their lives. Keeping those friendships alive from a distance is our responsibility as they move on without us living their lives and hopefully thinking of us and missing us form time to time.
That feeling of never being settled, always on the move and always on the look out for and planning where to next. What clients are next, who are our next customers, what project will we be involved in. All of these conversations and challenges are as I said both exciting and daunting at the same time. It certainly takes away any illusion we have that there is any certainty to life.
Don’t get me wrong, I ‘m not complaining, more, expressing both the opportunity and risk of this life.
The diverse opportunities are endless. Where to go next, what work and projects do we want to get up underneath, which clients do we want to work with, what holiday will we plan, which family member or friends will we go and visit in which country, where to spend Christmas – all up for grabs as we have no ties.
I guess one day we will settle down, have a home with family and friends around us and then we will write the book, this in the meantime is the precursor.
And the joy and adventure continues…….
Yes I have the photos and air points to prove it.
This kind of nomadic life takes on its own set of rules and disciplines to make it work.
For me one of the hardest things to overcome has been the need to feel settled, having a dedicated space to be able to function, to work, to produce the results and income to support this lifestyle.
A series of short term accommodations including some house sitting has proved both exciting and challenging. But in no way feeling settled or at home.
It is a kind of oxymoron – both exciting, adventurous and unnerving all in the same moment.
Friendships are fleeting at best, we rely on each other for almost everything.