Varian Brandon, a mentor of mine, recently shared this goal with me. Boom. Think I just got myself a better defined life goal. Well one of them.
As much as I love travel, and oh do I love travel, for adventure, fun, growth, learning...I’ve also very much used it for escape. Escape from a stressful life that I’VE CREATED.
A life of too much, and never enough.
A life of obligation and going over and above.
A life of thrills and fear.
A life of excelling and faking it.
We get to create the life we want. We decide. We choose.
I chose the life of a digital nomad this last year – COVID may have limited my choices for where I laid my head at night (just Kenya, England and Scotland so far) but I remain untethered – a dream for some time.
Friends ask how I haven’t gone crazy in Glasgow with a 10 month lockdown – and I admit I’m surprised too – it turns out, when you get better at creating a life you love – you don’t NEED that vacation.
This month’s UK road trip proved I can work and play and travel at the same time. Every day is a vacation. And everyday I will be working on my business (even the rest days, try stopping the idea generation). And that’s liberating.
How are you creating your life so vacations are a great to have, not a survival tactic?
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Mehalah Beckett is a consultant, coach and trusted advisor passionate about people, the planet and empowering others to inspire positive change. She coaches purpose-driven leaders to impossible goals, hosts Masterminds for hungry entrepreneurs and guides businesses through B-Corp. What can I help you achieve in 2021?