I was working on a feature article this evening, chasing a number of international sources to interview, when it struck me that I'm actually that mobile worker that lots of trend pundits talk about. I can actually do my job from any location ( either in this country or globally) and it would still be like I'm in my home office. (P.S. Working while sitting on the beach remains a dream, mostly because laptop battery life still sucks big time.)
But I digress. What I wanted to say was that, practically speaking I have no big tie that says I have to live in Joburg, or in his surburb or this house, in order to continue doing the work I do. I could be in Bloemfontein or Blantyre tomorrow, and unless my Internet connection was affected, my clients wouldn't care and my work output would not be affected.
It was a liberating moment, but also a sobering one. Because if I can live anywhere and still earn the same living I do here, where exactly do I want to live? What do you do with all that wonderful freedom ( of location) once you have it?
Question: if you were in my shoes and could live anywhere and still be able to do your job, would you move? Where would you live?