Today’s post in the 10-day Freedom Blog Challenge by Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entreprenuer, is about location independence. Natalie built her business so she could do it from anywhere in the world and has traveled to 69 countries. She says today’s challenge is to imagine you are on a month-long holiday in another country, and describe how you’d balance work and adventure there.
Since Paris has been my big dream for so long, with similar dreams of visiting a different European city every year after that, I’ll set this dream there. If I could work during my holiday that means extending it to one month in each city or country instead of one week would be possible, especially since realistically these adventures wouldn’t start for about 5 years, after school and paying off school. I’m not sure my dog Tawny would like me away for that long, but she’d be 13 by then so maybe she’d be easier for someone else to watch while I’m gone!
I would set aside a few hours a day to work on my computer in my AirBnB room or at a cafe, most likely in the morning with another check-in late afternoon to take care of any urgent client concerns. The rest of the day would be exploring, photographing, writing about my adventures…which I suppose would also be work-related but adventure-related as well. Some of my work might involve blogging about Paris dogs and pet parents in Paris for my pet business, and blogging on many other Paris topics on this site (art, design, street style, stores, restaurants…and much more). Perhaps some marketing clients would want to use content from my trip, interviewing or photographing certain places or people while I’m there. Perhaps my blogs and social media will be popular enough to have Paris companies wanting to purchase sponsored content while I’m there. I can see the opportunities to balance work and fun while paying for the trip.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9