• Freelance writing on the road – what it’s like becoming a digital nomad

    In the months leading up to leaving I had read so much about how people had transformed their lives by becoming freelance writers and the best ways to go about it. I read a lot. I learnt a lot. But there’s one big difference between what I was reading and what I am doing, and that is that most of the people I was learning from work from the comfort of their home and generally still put in the 9-5 hours to make sure they can pay their mortgage. I don’t have a mortgage, I live in a van and Danny and I try to keep our living costs as…

  • Work-life balance: How to get one and why it’s so important!

    Back when we were saving up for our first trip, I was working in a museum and putting in every hour I possibly could. I worked six days a week and Monday was my only day off. But it was worth it because I knew we were going travelling and I knew it wasn’t forever. But as you settle into your career and adult life, you quickly learn how important work-life balance is, even if you’re chasing a dream. Why is balance so important? There’s a famous quote out there which says ‘nothing worth having comes easy’. And while this may be true, it also doesn’t mean you should work…