When your career is online, you can work from home or anywhere in the world.
You can work from anywhere in the world online, the only limit you have is your imagination. And budget I suppose depending upon where you’re thinking of going …
I’ve been dreaming about being overseas in Europe to beat the cold but then I bounce back to reality.
Usually I try to get out and about with my work as I love working in different places with different sights and sounds. I love to post pictures of the ‘view from my office’ as I like to look back on the places I’ve visited and what’s been happening in my life at time.
July has been pretty cold though, the kids are at school and I’ve been sick on and off for weeks now, so there haven’t been many adventures. I’ve stayed quite close to home and have been very happy in front of my heater and with hot cups of tea. There is something wonderful about being at home when it cold and raining outside. And you look outside and see the trees being blown around wildly, and the rain hitting the window, and you feel so happy to be inside in the comfort of your home.
There are many benefits in having an online career from home. For many people, the benefits (aside from being next to the neater) include work-life balance, flexibility, and the ability to manage caring responsibilities. I’ve written before about many of the benefits of working from home:
Without further ado, I’m going to share with you some of the views from my office this month.
One of my favourite places in the world is my kitchen, and that is where I’ve spent most of July working. It has been cold, rainy and windy of late, and haven’t really felt like getting out and about all that much.
I love having some fresh flowers on the table to keep me feeling positive and motivated.
On one of the better days, I thought I’d venture in to the Melbourne Museum. I love the museum, and I thought I’d balance some work time with some thinking time and introspection. I can spend an entire day at the museum, particularly when I balance looking around with thinking and planning (and coffee!).
My favourite part of the museum is Bunjil’s Nest. It is a beautiful kinetic sculpture of Bunjil, Kulin creator being and Wedge-tailed eagle. Bunjil is an Australian Aboriginal creator deity and cultural hero. The installation tells the story of Bunjil, and his wings hypnotically move and change colour.
My day at the museum was both restful and productive. I came home with a list of things to do, new research to complete, blog post ideas, and products to investigate. I planned the next online training I need to complete, and set my goals for next month.
I was very happy to have been able to have such a lovely day, whilst also doing important planning and goal setting. Having a career from home necessitates excellent organisational and planning skills.
I have previously written about the importance of goal setting when you’re working from home:
Why work anywhere else, other than where you choose?
You too can enjoy a home office from wherever you want, whenever you want. It might be from the comfort of your own lounge room, study, bedroom, or kitchen. It might be at your local library, your favourite community space, favourite cafe, your local park, or at your child’s sporting activity. It might be outside on your balcony or in your backyard. It might be with friends in a study or work group environment, or a rented office space. It might be in a museum or an art gallery and it may even be in another part of the world, on the bank of a river or at the beach.
The fact is, it’s up to you – work from home or anywhere in the world!
You have nothing to lose!
Drop me a note. Where is your favourite office location?