Are You an Anywhereist (Or Do You Want to Be?)
Do you want to be an Anywhereist? What does it mean, anyway? Do you want to:
- Live anywhere in the world you want, for as long or short a time as you want?
- Live full-time as an expat in another country?
- Travel full time?
- Get away from harsh winters but still keep your home base in the community you’re in now?
- Explore someplace new for a month or two — longer than your vacation time allows?
- Stay in your home and community because you’re happy there, but you’re working remotely or running your own online business?
If so, you’re an Anywhereist!
How to Balance Adventure and Risk as an Anywhereist
Thirty-two years ago, my husband and I started a big adventure with a pretty big risk. We sold our house in upstate New York, packed up our furniture and our four kids and moved to Florida. Without jobs.
Our children ranged in age from seven years to 12. In school, the youngest was finishing first grade, the oldest was in seventh. We were pulling them out of the small school where they knew everyone into larger schools where they knew no one.
We were tired of the cold and the grey skies. We wanted sun and adventure!
A lot of folks thought we were crazy. “You’ll be back,” one member of our church warned my husband.
It was a risky move. For one thing — and it was a biggie — we had no jobs in Florida.
Recent . . .
Thanks to COVID and its many variants, travel today is even more complicated than it used to be. Fortunately there’s a simple way to uncomplicate it.
Here’s the challenge: In addition to getting yourself from point A to point B, arranging accommodation, passports, and visas, you also need to be aware of quickly changing COVID-related travel restrictions, which vary widely from one country (or even one state of the United States) to another.
It’s a lot to keep track of.
And then, of course, there’s the bureaucratic process of obtaining the right travel documents.
Fortunately, there’s help available, and it’s only a click away.
It’s a website called iVisa.com.
7 Helpful Questions to Ask Yourself
I like to think of myself as a well organized person. Someone who plans ahead and develops systems and processes for everything.
So, as I mentioned in the last newsletter imagine my surprise when, on December 31, I went to write something in my planner for the next week — the first full week of 2022 — and realized I didn’t have a 2022 planner.
Yup. Something I normally order in September was MIA because I never ordered it.
It’s a goof with far-reaching repercussions.
But of course, that got me wondering why? Why had I spaced out on the tool that I rely on to keep my life and my work on track?
This ties in with a discussion I had recently with a member of my accountability group. Every week . . .
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