This is Day 3.
What’s your definition of freedom in business and adventure in life?
Freedom in business is a concept that is so basic in my head. I do not dream of big corporations or multi-million dollar investments. What I want is a simple life that gives me the ability to work on the projects that I want – no more second guessing if a project is good enough deal because the money is good despite the fact that I will feel like eating glass throughout the entire project.
I want freedom in choosing which projects to work on – the projects that I actually want to do.
I want freedom in being able to do the things that interest me: family, travel and writing feature stories. I want to get into things that I understand.
Of course, I want this business to be scalable: something I can take with me wherever I go. Not that I plan to be away and moving all the time although that is the ideal. But at least I want the freedom to that.
Like, if one day, I woke up and decided that we were moving to Cambodia for the summer, that we could actually do that without having to worry about the business. At the same time, if I decided to work at home that wouldn’t be a problem either.
As far as adventures go, the most extreme version I’ve ever dreamt of was to see ourselves based in a different country every year and be able to explore that region while she studies locally. I see us living out of 3-4 suitcases at least because we are not completely separate from our material possessions, but then again that’s just me and my need for 10 pairs of flip flops and maybe 4 different pairs of boots.
I have always had this imagery of us living in a cramp and small studio apartment in Positano, Italy. We wouldn’t have a lot – maybe not even furniture – but I can see us being happy taking weekend trips in and out of Positano and the rest of Italy and even other neighboring countries. I see The Happy Meal being teased at school for not being the traditional definition of “rich” – the big house, the fancy car and the lavish lifestyle- but she would know better that the life we would be living would be our riches.
That would be my adventure in life.