Remote since 2018
I started working remotely this year - 2018! My first 6 months as a Digital Nomad have been a whirlwind, but I've loved every minute of it.
Previously, I worked for a top 300 Australian company in telecommunications in their internal Talent Acquisition team.
I contract directly to a boutique recruitment agency based in Brisbane, I work about 35 hours a week.
My previous employer was unable to offer my role in a remote capacity, so I chose to move to a smaller agency that would allow me to be location independent. It was a tough choice to leave my previous position, but I knew I wanted to at least give remote work and travel a go (turns out it's the best move I've ever made).
Right now, I'm in Europe so I work night shift to match Australian hours. It takes a bit of getting used to, but for me the effort is well worth it. I'm able to work 6-7 hours per day and still have time for my routine including gym, cooking and maybe some exploring.
I love living in different cities, even if my weekdays are predominately dedicated to work, I get to live and do everyday things in a completely foreign city. Today, I finished work and strolled down to the local farmers market in Belgrade where I picked up my fruit and veg for the week! The people are so friendly; it's awesome to experience a city not as a tourist.
Next year, January specifically, I will be working remotely from Mexico! I am incredibly excited to see Central America and learn Spanish.
You only live once, make the most of it. You have the ability to create the work-life you want. It may take some time applying and maybe online study, a slight drop in pay, or a change in direction but it's definitely possible and worth it.
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