One awesome thing about working for yourself is that you have the capability to be somewhat location independent.
Meaning, you can bring your work wherever you go. Or your work can come to wherever you are.
Take for instance, right now. I am currently in Portland, Oregon having driven down last night to catch a show at the Hawthorne Theatre. I stayed the night in town and am now writing this in my hotel room.
I am trying to mentally prepare for what will be a hot day peaking at 99 degrees. I might melt and not make it home tonight.
There are a lot of pros (and cons) to being a freelancer. One of my favorites is the ability to travel if needed. And I can bring my computer, camera, and whatever equipment I need. Access to internet is the only other component that I would need to find. That way I can still enjoy sightseeing and visiting whilst getting work done.
One goal (or quest if you will) that I have is to visit all 50 states. So far I’ve only been to about 9? Lame. I’m starting out with visiting areas in my own home state (Washington) after realizing that I haven’t seen much around there either.
After that I can start looking into international travel.
Until then, I’m starting out small.
If you’re like me, you’ve had some “quests” brewing in the back of your mind for awhile. But it’s hard to actually take action when you’re busy working or trying to maintain a social life. Keep in mind though that things like this are what’s worth working for.
It’s not necessarily about the souvenirs or that stamp on your passport or checking off another landmark on your list. But going out, exploring, and experiencing these amazing things in the world. Seeing with your own eyes, relearning history, and maybe discovering something new along the way.
It is my own opinion, but this kind of stuff is something worth working for. Those life experiences are the things that stick with you. And it makes a decent conversation piece.
Cheers to adventure,