Ever dream of leaving behind your mundane life, the job that you hate, the dreaded commute, and to live somewhere else? A destination you have dreamed of?
Chris Brogan and I in Berlin
What do you fear?
A change of culture?
Learning a new language?
Can you afford it?
What about medical?
What about pension?
What about your partner who thinks you cant afford to move.
What about your house?
Finding a job or a means of supporting yourself?
In the next few weeks we will be exploring all these areas, and getting your feedback and the opinions of those who have lived abroad happliy, and the solutions they created to the challenges.
Now if you are single, its easy, load up the money in your credit card, pack the suitcase, wizz off and face the music later. Right?
If you are married or have a partner there are two people who must quit their jobs, to start again, so more negotiations, more tension, more challenges, but it could bring a while new lease on life for you both, plus you have a team.
my friend Christine Gilbert who guest blogged on wisequeen when i started it and wrote with me on b5media. has been travelling nonstop with her husband for 5 years now they had their baby along the way, are expecting a second one and are now making a documentary and they funded it all online find them at almostfearless.com
If you have children who need educating the decisions become more challenging and require longer term planning but it's not impossible, we will be talking to those who have done it with kids.
This amazing couple from Argentina have been travelling for the past decade, and their epic story is a testament to what humans can do. they have covered every continent in their old 1920s car, had four children along the way and had the most amazing story to tell published in Spanish and English. Sparkyourdream.com is their blog.
What would be the deal-breaker for you to live for a few years in a country or countries you've always wanted to explore?
I never thought I would be forty plus living in a different culture, and speaking a whole new language, it has opened up an entire new world to me, there have been rough spots and challenges I never thought I would overcome. I've dealt with culture-shock, isolation, home-sickness, being broke, being a published author, being a traveller on a new continent as a local, being an adventurer, being successful, being ill, being married, being single, living between four countries. meeting amazing people some of whom became my mentors....
All of it has refined me, and yet not defined me, it has made me stronger and wiser.
Can you really be location independent? The answer, yes. Let's explore how.
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