Let's Just Run Away Somewhere
The last time I heard these words "let's just run away somewhere" in my mind I was thinking "🏃🏾🎒💨💨💨 ." Although schedule conflicts got in the way, just the mere mention of being free with your best friend/significant other is an amazing feeling.
Working for myself has made the concept of dropping everything and traveling more of a reality than a mere dream. In all essence, if I can get access to reliable wi-fi, then wherever I am now becomes my office. The idea of really being able to call the world my oyster now is something that I will never get tired of saying to myself.
While everyone's life is not exactly the same and we all do not endure the same struggles, it is pretty clear that we can all be on the same page here. Whether it is a bad day at work (and yes, even people that work from home have "bad work days"), the weather is horrible, or you are an avid traveler and it has been one week since your last trip (slight sarcasm), picking up everything and leaving sounds amazing.
If you have this thought in your mind right now (especially with the weather seasons changing) ask yourself these questions.
- If I could just drop my entire schedule right now, could I actually afford to (financially)?
- Where do I want to be right now outside of home?
- What is stopping me right now from running away for a quick vacation? How can I have all of this work in my benefit?
- Who do I want to take with me along this random journey? Or do I want to go alone for this trip?
Me personally, I do not have to literally drop my schedule when it comes to traveling, I just have to plan accordingly. Typically I try to get all of my urgent client work done before I travel in the worse case scenario of being around horrible wi-fi (which has happened before).
If I could be anywhere right now, I would be in the heart of Italy eating at every single restaurant/cafe that I possibly could. I would also have all of my cameras in my camera backpack and take a ton of photos.
Right now I am still in the works (but extremely close) to transitioning back to Denver permanently. I have been stationed right now for a little bit (which really seems like forever to me instead of reality). In a perfect scenario I will get to Denver, get settled in for maybe 2 or 3 weeks, then literally leave for 2-4 weeks to different states around the PNW for the fall.
The person that I want to take with me on my random travels now... that person knows who they are (but you don't)!
As the seasons begin to change, this is when my the travel bug in me really starts to become needy. So I am going to try and satisfy it the best way that I can! What about you and our travel bug? What are you going to do after reading this?