When I was in the infancy stages of deciding on mobile living, I thought about living and working 6 months in one location, then going to another spot for 6 months, and repeating that cycle indefinitely. I planned to keep my current job and just transfer to locations in other states as often as they would let me. I just couldn’t see past the idea of needing to work a 9-5, even if only part time. Unfortunately, my current employer requires a one-year location commitment upon transfer and frowns on “serial transfer-ers.” I know several other major companies who feel the same way, and I get the reasons why, but it still stinks. I actually want to be more mobile anyway so I’m kind of glad that didn’t work out.
In the spirit of earning a living while remaining mobile, I have taken up writing again. I’ve always loved writing but never really thought of it as something I could do to make a living. I hope I can prove myself wrong. I find myself rather clever and my current lack of an adoring public doesn’t hinder my enthusiasm for creating prose in the least. If I keep writing, someone is bound to think my words are worth their time.
I also started this Blog, but it is less about making money and more about sharing my journey. Plus I get to write a lot of words in it. ☺ I have another site I am developing and hope to debut by the first of January. It will eventually link to a business site that will go live a few months after that. It is all in the planning stages, but I feel good about it and my ideas for it. Of course everything I think I have planned now could go in a vastly different direction a month from now, but the basic idea shouldn’t change much, only the implementation. I’m very excited about the prospects and I believe in my ability to create something viable. I’m not looking for anything remotely close to wealth, I don’t need that really. I just want a way to earn a living for myself while I travel, have a little extra to put away for emergencies, and to help others as much as I can in the process. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling for me than that.
In June or so next year, if things are not coming along at a pace I think I can support myself on (with my websites or my writing) I will reassess. I have subscribed to the highly recommended Flexjobs career site and review the posted opportunities regularly. If I must, I will find a job that will allow me the mobile flexibility I need, because I am still leaving as planned. The one thing I will not reassess is my start date. Unless the start date is sooner. I’m good with sooner.