It’s only a few days time until I pack my bags and head to Europe for 3 months of remote working. And my second destination is scheduled to be this gorgeous hilltop Umbrian town which will be my home for nearly 3 weeks as part of the Palladian Odyssey 2019 Tours.
Naturally I am extremely excited about being in Europe but this year the trip contains 6 weeks worth of teaching and prep which is a lot. I also have a few weeks worth of work which I must get done before August. So I am definitely not thinking of this trip as holiday/vacation, instead I’m referring to it in my mind as an extended period of remote working!
Last year I found that having this mindset helped me get a lot done while I was away. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on holidays/vacation I often find it hard to do the work I want to do. Thinking of the whole trip as work (with little periods of downtime) made it easier to buckle down and work. Whilst my work is more fun than it used to be as an architect, there is still always a lot of admin to do behind the scenes. Focusing on that type of work when I’m in an amazing location is hard for me. The lure of going out and sketching instead is always so strong!
Traveling for work always sounds so exciting, but I know from my architect days that it’s often much harder than it seems. This type of remote working is definitely different. Has anyone done anything like it?
I’ll share more about my destinations soon… but right now I have to get back to work. So much to do!