Teach English, live in a foreign land and make bank! Sounds like the perfect plan right?
Newsflash: it's a bit harder than that.
Parents: I’m here to share with you everything I’ve learned from traveling abroad with my toddler, Silas. This is a compilation of what’s worked for me, what I wish knew before our first big trip, and what I plan to try next. May the travel gods be with you…
So working just to live/survive, saving, and financial stresses are easily replaced with time freedom to travel and invest time and money into ideas.
Do you wish you could:
-Travel more often?
-Build a profitable business that you can run from anywhere?
-Create FREEDOM in your life?
When we think about the Maldives, we picture beautiful overwater bungalows surrounded by the clearest water you have ever seen. We also think of Maldives as a “dream destination” only.
“You won’t believe the divisiveness going on over here.” My mother told me during my weekly catchup sessions. It was the latest in the litany of questions, advice and commentary that I had received over the years since I moved abroad.
One of my favorite pastimes is browsing YouTube videos of political commentary and entertainment gossip. I was forced to watch the full 1-minute commercial by Renew Life Probiotics entitled, Being Human Takes Guts.
So, I was texting my friend, a former Black digital nomad, who accepted a regular 9-5 job this past Summer.
What do an IT analyst, education specialist and smokejumper have in common? At first glance, nothing BUT they just happen to be in the same place at the same time as they scramble to make breakfast in a hostel kitchen.
As a minority woman (I’m a hapa in my thirties, for the demographically curious), there were many reasons why the default mode of get-up-and-go-to-the-office didn’t work well.
Whenever I read a travel blogger’s story it’s always filled with wonder and amazing photos that seem to be cropped out of a magazine.
My parents and all of my aunts followed what I call the traditional path to success or known to most as The American Dream, which is defined as, “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.”
After nine months of being self-employed full-time, I’m now looking for a remote job.
This comes after I enthusiastically wrote about quitting a “good job” back in September. This comes after living off a sizable savings while having clients. This comes after building my side-hustle for four years before quitting my job. This comes after hitting $10,000 months in contracts. This even comes after drastically down-sizing my expenses, with the exception of keeping my car.