No more trading ‘time for money’ or squeezing my life into evenings and weekends. I now have the freedom to work when I want, from where I want – as long as I have an internet connection.
And what’s most precious to me in all this? Time.
Time to work on myself.
Time to strip back all the layers of I should and I ought and I’m expected to to find the me that’s been hiding underneath all the expectations I, and society, have put on myself.
Time to shed the limiting beliefs that held me in a corporate career prison, and prevented me from even considering being able to earn a living as a photographer.
Time to rediscover the little girl inside me who still wants to ride a vintage motorcycle across the plains of Mongolia with reckless abandon!
But most importantly, time to connect with myself and time to just ‘be’.
It may not be seen as ‘conforming’ now, but give it a few years and I believe we will see a much larger shift in this direction as the next generations, far more socially and environmentally conscious than us, embrace the opportunities offered by the Digital Revolution.