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EconDiva

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Mini Lives...?
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:23:43 PM »
http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/mini-lives/

Is there another name or phrase for those that do this?

I'm *highly* interested in incorporating more travel in my life.  I'm single and 37 and I work full time in Chicago; my home town is in the south (born in SC and spent all my adult life minus the past 4 years in Atlanta).

My current job which I've been at for just shy of 2 years has sent me to about 6 countries in the past year; I'd never been out of the country until working here.  It's ignited a travel bug and I'd love to see more of the world.  I often wonder how I can really see all I want to considering I have only 3 weeks of vacation a year and spend over a week at home for the holidays.  This seems like a *potential* option.  I have no clue if my company would allow this though; seems kinda far fetched as I'm only 2 years in.  Most of my peers on my team with the same title do work abroad and unfortunately since I'm the only local one in the office my boss has made it pretty clear she REALLY REALLY likes having me HERE.  In the flesh...in person in the office.  :/

Anywho, anyone ever done this before?  Maybe down the road I'd even consider looking at another company similar to the one I'm at now that would allow me to work remotely.  Until then if there are others who do this or have done this in the past I'd like to hear about their experiences.  It seems like a lot of work but potentially very rewarding as I'd love to experience a new country for 3-6 months or so at a time rather than 3-6 days.

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Re: Mini Lives...?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 08:47:33 PM »
Tim Ferris writes about techniques to slowly ease your employer into letting you work remotely. I think I found a pdf of his book '4 hour work week' as a pdf online for free.
http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

EconDiva

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Re: Mini Lives...?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 09:13:27 AM »
Tim Ferris writes about techniques to slowly ease your employer into letting you work remotely. I think I found a pdf of his book '4 hour work week' as a pdf online for free.
http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

Thank you for the response/tips.  I have been meaning to check out this book.

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Re: Mini Lives...?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 09:30:14 AM »
Have you considered looking for a job in Europe with a different company (not working remotely but actually living and working there for a few years)? I say Europe because the distances are so much shorter that 3-day weekends or even just regular weekends could open up so many options for travel plus it would cost a lot less. If you really want to do this, I would look for a new job now and not wait for down the road.