- Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:09 am
I just read through the original prompt from @nomadicadmin (can I @ mention people on this forum? I'm new here!) and found myself giggling… SO TRUE that it is very difficult to work in sand or sun or wind! So many blogs and websites feature photos of bikini- clad people working on laptops on the beach with headlines like “your work life can look like this, too!” So glam. So impractical.
I’ve actually really struggled against this misconception. I’m a remote worker for a primarily non-remote company (most folks are based in the office). The last thing I want my coworkers to think is that I’m on a glorified vacation - I take my job quite seriously, in fact. When I transitioned to living/working on the road, I heard my fair share of responses like “must be nice.” Well, YES it IS nice, but also it’s a ton of hard work and sacrifice. Ultimately, I’ve learned I don’t need to prove anything to anyone (well, except maybe my boss) and it’s been a lesson in shrinking my ego.