Time to say goodbye…
I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been struggling with ‘blog inertia’. Probably understandable given the combination of a new baby and not travelling much lately. But it’s more than that, and it’s taken me a while to figure it out. I haven’t been writing because I’m not sure what my identity is anymore. Or, how the changes in my life fit with Love Play Work.
When is self-interest also a reader’s interest?
We’ve loved building a friendly community of like-minded readers who keep an eye on the developments we share related to travel, business and location independence. But now we have a huge new development that’s turned everything upside down. So we want to write about it. But that’s not always what makes a decent blog, is it?
It’s not that we have any intention of blogging about the rainbow colours of our daughter’s nappies or when oh when will the night feeds stop? But our priorities and perspective have shifted and I can’t pretend they haven’t, even though for a while I thought we should try.
Our new challenge!
So I’ve reached the conclusion that if a change in focus means that some of you go elsewhere for a boost of travel inspiration or tips on digital nomad life (that’s was a hard sentence, what does our blog do??!) then that’s a natural progression. Everyone’s lives evolve, after all that’s what this is all about, isn’t it? Even Nomadic Matt had hung up his rucksack and settled down for a while last we heard!
Location independence- a scary new chapter
So it may be time to say goodbye to some of you. There are plenty of new and possibly much more exciting digital nomads blazing their own trails. But for those of you interested in the challenges and dilemmas that face us as a location independent family of three (e.g. Is it fair to take a baby overseas? How do we deal with family disapproval over our ‘selfish’ plans to keep travelling? How do we travel across a continent with a baby who has a mountain of equipment but screams every time we put her in the car? Where does the money come from when our workforce of two has been decimated? Where’s a good place to spend 3 months in Europe in winter? Can we maintain a location independent mindset when our values are so different from everyone around us? Will ‘normal’ life, comfort and security get the better of us?) then we would love to share that with you.
Trying to still live outside of the ‘one size fits all’
After 6 years of living where we like, travelling when we like, and believing without question in our (and your) ability to create the life we want instead of accepting the standard issued, it feels like we are starting all over again. Except this time, what we do will shape, guide and influence the most important person to us in the world. We’d like it if you, with your feedback, comments, input and questions end up being a part of that.
Our travel adventure will continue!
Is your life evolving? Will that mean leaving anyone behind?
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