As you know, I'm spending this year as a digital nomad, travelling around Europe. As we enter our 6th month of, what we like to call, The Big Trip, I’ve started to reflect on what this trip has taught me so far. It has not been an easy lifestyle choice but I had no idea before we started. I did not know just how hard it would be or what would make it tough.
Some of the lessons I've learned are practical and specific to this type of trip. If you spend enough time in a 'foreign land', you see beyond the tourist façade and experience real day-to-day living - which is wonderful. My honest practical advice? Try not to drive back and forth across Europe if you can help it - plan a route that allows you to flow from country to country in a logical way. That is something we NEVER did, by the way. Oh, and buy fewer fairy lights and soft furnishings than you feel you MUST. Trust me on this one.
Some of the lessons have the potential to change not only our lives, but maybe yours.
In this week’s episode, I share the 4 lessons I’ve learned so far about making decisions to change your life. From the start, I’ve looked for ways to better blend the different elements of my life – work, family and self. And, even when this trip ends we won’t give up the search for a better and better blend. But in the light of what I’ve learnt so far, we’ll approach our next Brilliant Gamble a little differently.
I hope you find these insights useful. And I hope they help you avoid some of the pitfalls I’ve fallen into at various stages of our journey (so far)... or at least be prepared and forgiving of yourself when you do!
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