By the time I wake up, it's almost noon. I enjoy a lazy breakfast of traditional Croatian meats and cheeses while sitting on my deck. I eat in almost complete peace and quiet, overlooking the undisturbed beach that is mere steps away from my one-bedroom apartment. I slip into my swimsuit and patter down to the sand, where I spend an hour alternating between the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea and the soft, golden sands leading out to them.
As the sun set over the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, a riverside village in northern Laos, I sipped on my ice-cold cocktail and contemplated just how lucky I've been.
When I first set up my blog five years ago, I never imagined I'd end up with the most flexible and enjoyable working schedule I could have dreamed of. I started blogging as a hobby—writing has always been a natural passion of mine.