A decade ago, I had no idea this type of freedom was possible…
I thought I’d spend the rest of my career working for an employer, getting 3% raises each year, hoping for a tiny holiday bonus. I thought I’d be chained to a single location, traveling only during my vacation days.
But thanks to the power of the internet, which creates the opportunity to embrace location-independent jobs like blogging, I’m now able to go anywhere I want, anytime I want, for as long as I want.
I’ll be in Brazil in a few weeks—a decision I made on a whim.
Last year, I spent two weeks in New York, two weeks in Ireland, 10 days in Costa Rica, and a handful of weeks on the beaches of Florida and South Carolina. I traveled for more than 120 days last year…about one out of every three days.
I love that I have this freedom, this flexibility. And frankly, I’m not particularly special or talented; I’m just an ordinary person who enjoys writing and decided to parlay that into an entrepreneurial, online endeavor.
That’s why you might spot me at a cafe in Paris, running my six-figure business through my laptop. I get the freedom of experiencing life untethered. And it’s all thanks to blogging—a profession that didn’t exist a decade ago.
A decade ago, I had a full-time job. I liked my boss and my colleagues, I enjoyed the work itself, and I lived walking distance from my workplace.
But I felt stuck. I couldn’t fly to Italy or Argentina on a whim. I couldn’t spend a few months traveling across Europe. If I wanted to travel, I needed to accumulate “vacation days” and formally submit a request for time off.
My time didn’t belong to me; it belonged to my company. That was no way to live.
In 2008, I quit my job and started traveling the globe; and I started a blog just to share stories about my travels; I wanted to write about the adventures and lessons I learned along the way.
At the time, I had no idea that the blog itself would grow into a full-time, six-figure business, giving me the freedom to work from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection.
But it does.
During my forthcoming excursions, I’ll open up my laptop from a balcony in Costa Rica and write blog articles with a view of the ocean in the background. Or I’ll email with my readers from a cafe in Switzerland while sipping a coffee and nibbling on a light lunch, before closing my computer to spend an hour hiking in the nearby hills.
And when I don’t have deadlines, I’ll take a day or two off—without needing to request a single “vacation day” from human resources.
If I can make it happen, you can, too.
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