Great Journey 🏍 Day 318
Let's talk briefly about the work.
We both love our work very much. The journey we are on has definitely not been about wanting to run away from our work. Rather of discovering the world at our own pace.
So our plan was to continue working "part-time". Surprisingly, that works out really well. Sometimes more, mostly more. Gerd is employed, I am self-employed. Gerd is much better at scheduling his work, Monday is his main working day.
It's different for me. Projects have to be carried out, even for a few days at a time. We work when there is work to be done. But so far we have successfully tried to make the journey the focus of our lives. Click here to go to my company: moliri.ch
At the beginning it was a bit special. We still had the holiday feeling. "But you're not allowed to work". Sure, if you only have 3 or 4 weeks.
After almost 11 months, we realise that we like this lifestyle and that it actually brings structure to our daily travel routine, fills up our travel bucket list a bit at a time and allows us to pause and process our experiences.
One point is important to us: we are very grateful that life has held this opportunity in store for us. Because when we decided on our professions many years ago, none of us realised that we could be "digital nomads" one day.
DNs don't always lie in hammocks. No, they torture themselves with bad hotel internet at uncomfortable tables. They are constantly lurking around for sockets to charge their devices and try, sometimes in vain, to explain to their health insurance company or home municipality that they are not on holiday, but that this is a way of life they have chosen for themselves.
And that's the most important point: we made a conscious decision to do this, like it a lot at the moment and are curious to see how long this kind of lifestyle will suit us.
Here are our workplaces from the last few months: @office_nomade
And for all those who are basically interested in this kind of life balance: We are members of the association: @digitalenomaden_schweiz
Does this mean that you no longer have a home base in Switzerland, except for a c/o address? But you are still registered in Switzerland? Have you emptied your apartment/house, given everything away, sold it, put it in storage? Good luck, HG Michi A
Hi Micha, we still have a bit of "junk" in storage, yes. But the longer it goes on, the less we know what it all is. We haven't needed it for ages.
We gave away a lot, sold a little and put a little in storage 😉
Kind regards - Heike