To achieve location independents you should learn how to balance, in your everyday life, work and adventure, in order to have enough time for everything. Being able to understand what being location independent means for you would probably be the first step to take. Do you want to travel full time, heading to different places every time or do you prefer to stay in places long, almost becoming a local?
Personally I prefer to stay in places for at least 3 months, in order to really get to know the place, to have my routine, friends and my “home”.
Nathalie suggests to imagine yourself on a long holiday in your dream destination and to write about how you will balance your adventure and work. In order to do this I’ll imagine to be back in Thailand, Koh Lanta precisely. I’ve been there already for a total of 9 months and I’ll be back there in December. My days will ideally be like this:
Wake up and head to the beach for breakfast with friends, where I’ll enjoy a fresh coconut, a fresh orange juice and a chocolate croissant. I’ll enjoy the sun, go for a swim and enjoy my morning. For lunch I’ll go to get some food to the local market and back home to work on my computer for a couple of hours. After taking care of my blog I’ll be going to my waitress job (as I hopefully will find a job when I get there). After dinner, time that I’ll be finishing work, I’ll head to the bar for a couple of beers and some dancing with friends. On my day off from my waitress job I’ll be exploring the island and the surroundings.
It would be quite similar to my perfect day!!
Let’s just hope all goes how it should.
How will you balance your work and travel life?
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9.