I‘m about to leave for a 7 week trip to Europe to visit family and catch up with friends. I haven’t seen some of those friends since university days, so it’s going to be a real trip down memory lane.
It’s really exciting that becoming a Virtual Assistant has allowed me this kind of flexibility. In my previous life working for other people in a traditional 9-to-5 job, it would have been pretty difficult to get that amount of time off.
OK, to be honest, I am still ‘being a VA’ while I’m away. But that’s actually through choice. I’ve delegated some of my tasks to another VA but I’m actually curious about how the traveling and working lifestyle works, so I’ll still be doing some client work.
I’ll be trying out a service called Gotomypc which will allow me to access my computer and all its files while I’m overseas, as if I’m sitting in front of it. This seems like a fantastic idea, because I won’t have to worry about taking a laptop with me. I know it’s cool to sit in a cafe with your laptop but I have enough stuff to take with me without a laptop too! So, it’s going to be interesting to see how Gotomypc works while I’m away.
One of my clients, Janet Beckers, will also be traveling at the same time as me – my other clients will be in their usual locations. Janet will be speaking at an internet marketing conference in Los Angeles, and then traveling the West Coast in a campervan with her husband and children. It will be a blast to be helping her while we’re both traveling!
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