Day 9: Natalie Sisson’s 10-Day Blog Challenge

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Today’s Challenge: In an effort to help understand how a location independent lifestyle can work for you, imagine you’re on a month-long trip to your dream destination and write about how you will balance your adventure and work while you are there.

While there are so many places I would love to explore for a month, I’m going to have to use Paris for this exercise. Paris has always had a special place in my heart and, because of this, we actually spent a week there for our honeymoon.

While I cherish that vacation for many different reasons, all it really did was make me want to go back even more.

We didn’t know if we would ever get the chance to go back so we crammed as much into each day as we possibly could. It was absolutely exhausting. Unfortunately, we only managed to barely scratch the surface.

A city as wonderful, and beautiful, and vibrant as Paris is meant to be lived in not just merely observed from a surface level.

I would absolutely love to go back and be able to dive more into the culture and explore things off the beaten path.

During this month-long trip, I would find balance by making sure all the podcast episodes for the month (except for the Friday solo ones, of course) we already taken care of before we went on the trip. This would take a major burden off my shoulders while we were there but, there would still be work to do.

As I do with our current location independent lifestyle, I would take Wednesday afternoons to record/edit/upload/write show notes/schedule social media posts for that week’s solo episode.

Once we settle back down from being on the road, I will develop a new morning routine that I would continue during this month-long trip.

It will be as follows:

Check-in with the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group

Respond to emails & Facebook messages

Spend 30 minutes writing for either an e-book, online course, or in my completely unrelated non-fiction novel (that actually happens to be set in Paris as a matter of fact)


Doing this would help me feel like I am still making progress towards some goals and getting work down without it really interfering with the adventure part of the day.

If I didn’t do one of these things, or waited to do them until later in the day, it would be on mind and distracting me from enjoying my leisure time.

Of course, since documenting my travels is part of the Living Unconventionally Brand, I would take copious amounts of photographs for my social media accounts and website while on the adventures.

After coming back at the end of the day, I would share at least one photo from the day and check back in with the Living Unconventionally Facebook Group.

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This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9.