Who is sitting at work right now, feeling stuck, not knowing if you will be the next to be let go? Or perhaps you have so much stress you can’t think straight. It is time to take the bull by the horns and be in control of your life and your dreams.
We quit our jobs over 3 1/2 years ago and haven’t missed it for one minute. We have designed our freedom lifestyle and today we feature Nicole, who has gone above and beyond with her freedom lifestyle design.
I want you all to take a minute to read through her story and take advantage of what she offers from her experiences. It is time for you to be in control and live life, rather than exist in it. Her tools are perfect for someone wanting to start their own business, work from home or anywhere in the world/ That is freedom and this is the real deal!
Nicole is living proof we can all be in control of our own lives. We met Nicole online, as a fellow traveler, and admire how she has created a location independent life. Continue on to read her story and learn how you can live the life of your dreams too!
How I left behind my ordinary life to live a freedom lifestyle travelling the world
As a child I moved around a lot and never really ever felt settled in one place. It should have been no surprise that on my first overseas trip ten years ago I felt unusually content. I was in Fiji, meeting new people and trying new food, thoroughly enjoying myself. Then I realized I didn’t want it to end. Ever.
I started contemplating ways I might be able to make travelling a full-time gig. There were many obstacles to overcome and a lot of planning involved but I figured out a way I might be able to make it happen.
The hardest part was actually deciding once and for all that’s what I really wanted. It felt kind of irresponsible to just give up all the stability in my life – stability I had worked hard for. But I just wasn’t quite as happy as I wanted to be. Something had always been missing.
Decisions and Taking Action
Once I made my decision though I stuck to it. I made huge sacrifices for 12 months, foregoing dinners out, selling all my stuff, and basically living on a shoestring budget. I knew I had to scrimp and save every dime that came my way if I was going to make this work.
I also had to look at the big picture and into the future. How was I going to sustain myself while traveling? While it’s great to fantasize about living in luxury hotels and waking up to room service every morning, that’s not exactly realistic. So I turned to the internet for help. I read articles, blogs and interviews to gather whatever information I could on how to make a living while traveling. Once I knew I wanted to start an online business, I took courses galore to make sure I was prepared for anything that came my way.
The Outcome and Living Life!
Now here I am all these years later, living my life for me. I’m actually living my life – not just going through the motions of a daily routine with no passion or real personal investment. I love my life now. I wake up every morning feeling rested and prepared to face the day and all the adventures it will bring. I happily work from my laptop for a few hours writing blogs or putting together courses to help others realize their dreams too. And when I put my head on the pillow at night, I feel fulfilled and content and I know I am exactly where I need to be – no matter where in the world I actually am on any given day.
My life now is something that I only ever dreamed of, and many of you might be sitting there thinking you can only dream, too. I am here to tell you that is absolutely not true! Whatever your dream is – whatever life you want to be living – can be a reality. It can be your reality. Sure it feels like some faraway mythical place right now but with the right guidance and support from someone who has been there, it can happen.
Do you dream of living out your days traveling the world? Perhaps you have always wanted to start your own business and be a successful entrepreneur. Maybe you’re an eternal giver and want nothing more than to open an animal sanctuary or homeless shelter.
Do some soul searching and figure out what you want to be doing with your life. Then figure out how badly you want it. If you really want it, you can make it happen. Whatever it is, you can live the life you desire.
Nicole Connolly is a full time traveler, online entrepreneur and chief Freedom Junkie. In 2012 Nicole and her husband Michael sold everything they owned to travel the world indefinitely. Now, 4 years, 45 countries later they are still living a life of adventure. Nicole has built a mini online empire and now teaches others how to do the same through her online course, Quit the Cubicle.