In March, I thought that this summer would also be a goner. Last summer, I was focused on starting up Inspiration Coaching. I felt it was better not to withdraw myself from circulation, but rather “next summer” - I thought. Now, In March, the borders were closed … but then they opened, even if with some restrictions.
I too was just brainstorming like everyone else … then a few weeks ago, one of my best friends offered me the possibility of spending a few days-weeks at her sea-side apartment. It took me by such a surprise that at first I didn’t know what to say. I was very, very happy, but at the same time, the first question or rather limitation!? came to my mind - do I dare to go to a foreign country alone by car … just like this … right now … I had gotten so used to my home and enchanted garden … do I really need this? I had to admit to myself that my life in the last few months had become too comfortable and too safe … I could and can manage everything online, from my work through drinking coffee with friends to daily Pilates within the confines of my fence ... I didn’t and don’t even have to set foot outside in the real world. ...
… then my curiosity awoken – I usually work in home office like you all did in Spring. If I have my phone and laptop with me and I have internet connection, would anyone notice if I left home or not?
… then it also arose to me that I have dared to do so many things in my life that were deemed to be crazy by those around me that I thought why on earth shouldn’t I try this as well?!
I didn’t tell anyone outside of my close friends and family what I was planning to do and the truth is that nobody noticed that I was not in Budapest but somewhere else. I knew that there was a digital nomad world in home office in Budapest, but now it is clear to me that it really does exist outside of country boundaries as well. I can work anywhere, I only have to pay attention to time zones! :o)) Becoming and being a digital nomad is simply amazing :o))
Another part of this is that it was much easier than I had ever thought to harmonize rest and relaxation with work. Of course, I have a perfect example for this, OC himself. I just had to keep in mind what, when and how … and everything I wanted to do each day just fit in.
I felt that everything was going perfectly well. “Coming home would just be a breeze!” - I thought. Well ...
To be continued next week … :o)