On becoming a guinea pig...
Just like you, I'm guilty of finding myself with some very bad work habits. I was working 9 and 10 hour days, checking emails at the weekends and in the evenings, obsessing about work 24/7. Although I was “my own boss” I had been sucked into the Industrial Age conventions of work, just like my clients. I found myself working even harder in an attempt to make enough money so that I could stop working. What sort of a life is that?
So, for the last 2 or 3 years I’ve been actively unpicking the conventions of work in an attempt to reconfigure my own life so that it reflects my real priorities. I’ve “broken” a lot of rules. I’ve taken my child out of school to home educate so that we can spend more time together and I can be involved in her learning and growth. I’ve cut my working hours so that my day is far more flexible and aligned with my values.
And in 2018 I sold the house, bought the campervan and set off with my daughter and 2 dogs on a digital nomad adventure! For 12 months we will be location independent, moving around Europe as the mood and my work takes us. I’ve become a guinea pig in my own experimental quest to rethink the so-called rules of work, unpick as many of the assumptions about how work and life integrate as I can, and discover what the right blend of all my passions and priorities is.
And now I am working with individuals and groups who want to do the same.
photos from the road
Beautiful pictures of lakes and mountains, eating baguettes in a luxurious Parisienne square, my toned and tanned body, lazily slung across the bed ... is NOT what we're about.
Follow us on Instagram for the truth of life on the road and a behind the scenes glimpse of #vanlife as we navigate small spaces with overenthusiastic dogs and learn valuable life lesson along the way.
Plus, a few pictures of me with a cup of tea smugly gazing at a mountain, of course.
Click on the map to see Blaire's most recent port of call.
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