Freedom (n): the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
I’m reading The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life, a great book my Natalie Sisson, the same person who’s 30 Day Blog Challenge I’m participation in. Natalie literally lives out of her suitcase. And I do mean literally as she has no home base. She lives her live and runs her business from wherever she wants. That’s taking freedom to the extreme huh?
When you think about the idea of living a modern nomadic lifestyle, you can imagine all the freedom you have: No office job tying you down, able to make a café near the Eiffel Tower your office for the day, the freedom to pick up and head anywhere in the world for your next adventure. Doesn’t that sound great?
After you get past the awesomeness of it all, you start to think about the challenges she must face. Is she able to relax since she’s always on the go? How does she deal with being away from family and friends all the time. What’s her dating life like?
It’s pretty much a lifestyle that’s the ultimate in independence isn’t it?
Most people don’t (or won’t) live that kind of lifestyle, but it’s pretty inspiring to think about. While I don’t want to live years on end on the road, I make traveling a priority in my life. It’s important for me to explore. One of my big goals is to take a year-long adventure. Maybe spend it hitting every state in the US, or maybe a round-the-world jaunt hitting every continent. I can’t wait for day I pack my bags.
Creating a lifestyle that gives you the choice to do what you want on your own terms is freedom. If I could give only one piece of advice, that would be it. Create it. It is possible.
Worldwide, we only get to go around the sun 67.88 times on average. How fast did this past year go?
That’s something to think about.
From Aug 6 through Sep 5, I’m participating in The Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge. Every day, for the next 30 days, I’ll be posting about a new topic of the day about building my own online business. I’m looking forward to learning new tips and trick for my new blog, Livermore Rocks! So join me on my quest as I take on the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Enjoy -Kirk