Are You an Anywhereist (Or Do You Want to Be?)
Do you want to be an Anywhereist? What does it mean, anyway? Do you want to:
- Live anywhere in the world you want, for as long or short a time as you want?
- Live full-time as an expat in another country?
- Travel full time?
- Get away from harsh winters but still keep your home base in the community you’re in now?
- Explore someplace new for a month or two — longer than your vacation time allows?
- Stay in your home and community because you’re happy there, but you’re working remotely or running your own online business?
If so, you’re an Anywhereist!
Amanda didn’t set out with the intention of creating an expat life, but that’s what she ended up doing. Here’s her story.
How I Moved to the Netherlands and Built a Wonderful Expat Life
I am British born but have been living in the Netherlands since 2000. Since then, I have gained:
- 1 Dutch husband
- 3 sons
- 2 cats
- 2 rabbits
- Dutch nationality
- 1 freelance writing and translation career.
Recent . . .
It’s been quite a year. . . a year of adjusting to the pandemic, and coming to grips with the likelihood that COVID will always be with us (though not as deadly as it was initially). . . a year of change for me as we moved our home base. . . a year of winding down in some ways as I stopped taking on new WordPress web design projects. . . another year without travel, although that will change in the New Year (finally!). . .
One of the reasons I love going to new places is that it helps me stay creative. That’s important to me, and I’ve missed that stimulation.
It’s part of what makes me an Anywhereist, and also what helps me as a professional creative.
Notice I did not say “creative professional.”
To succeed as an Anywhereist, you have to be able to run your business from anywhere.
In our last newsletter, we talked about the part of your business’ digital infrastructure – finance and legal – that you really need to put in place before you leave your home country.
Now we’re getting into the infrastructure you need for actually getting work done and managing your daily life.
Hopefully you already have this in place as well, and have been using these tools for a while so you’re comfortable with them. Some of this may seem very basic (duh, Susanna, you think?), but again, we don’t want anything to fall through the cracks.
Explore Life. Create Anywhere.
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