Are travel, family and work compatible - what do you think?

A couple of people wrote to me in the comments and I thought it was a pretty interesting topic. Moreover, it is not interesting who thinks what about me and my situation in the comments, because in the comments everything usually rolls down to the personality of the author, namely, who is how in life it is arranged and who is used to what. Apparently I am quite far from the people both in terms of relations between people and in terms of travel. However, I am ready to listen to any opinions in the comments, so write what you think, but mind you rude.

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Reason for fasting

The reason for the comments was a photo that I posted on Instagram and social networks. Before that, there were also similar photos and comments..

Words cannot express how much I miss winter Moscow now. You know, when you sit on the roof of one of the best hotels on the island, drinking mojitos, watching the sun fall into the sea, you are tempted to drop everything and breathe in the cold air, from which your lungs are cramping, to knead the gray snow porridge with your feet, leaving stains on your boots , and finally stand in any traffic jams, warming up with instant coffee from a thermo mug. Probably, this is what those who ask the questions think, whether I am tired of Thailand for all these years and whether I am drawn into winter. No guys, winter is not mine ??

Are travel, family and work compatible - what do you think?

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In my understanding, I contrasted only winter and summer and that's it. True, after all, they ask questions whether they are attracted to Russian food, whether they are drawn to play snowballs or go skiing, are they tired of Thailand, where I have been going for 6 years in a row instead of discovering new countries, like in Asia, and on other continents.

But for some reason it was necessary to be sure to weave here that I was alone. And make a contrast between loved ones and winter. I guess people are used to projecting their situations onto others. And perhaps, indeed, they have a choice that they can leave alone, leaving their family, instead of leaving together. For me personally, such a choice is not worth it, whoever thinks that there. In this situation, I also would not go to the summer just for the sake of summer. What for? But everyone can go together from winter, instead of sitting in the slush in Moscow, at least for several months, almost everyone can. You just need to change your life a little and your approach to work. Actually, this is what I sometimes write about on my blog..

I agree, not everyone needs summer. Then all of the above does not apply to them. But let me remind you that I am gathering warm lovers here, this is my audience, so it is obvious that I am writing from this position. Nevertheless, the rest could change their jobs for a more suitable (and ideally favorite) and giving greater freedom of movement, or change something else in life so that this very life becomes more pleasing. I am for change! And once he started from scratch, which is also about wrote repeatedly.

Why did I go alone

An inquisitive reader, who knows more about me and has been reading for a long time, will ask, why did I go alone? I will answer. I can't tell you fully yet, a detailed post will be published in about a month. And it seems, by the way, precisely because of this reticence, everyone thinks out to the best of their life situations, «projects», as I said above. So far, I can only say that it should be so. Until this year, we always traveled together, and I managed to combine work and stay with my family. We left for as much as six months, and we could have done everything. Now Daria and Yegor have very important things to do in Moscow, and I have only a couple of months on Tai, no more. And, if I went with my family, then I would not have time to do anything at all, because there is no point in bringing them here, checking in and then meeting only on the plane back. And my deadlines are tight and I need to collect content exactly one year in advance. In addition, it is not ice to carry the child for a couple of months, climatic and temperature changes will not give weak acclimatization, and only he will get used to Ty, as it is already back to go in the cold.

The last joint wintering due to Yegor's illness was ineffective in terms of work, I did not have time at all, and wintering this year is impossible. That is, if I didn't go to Tai now, the content would be 2 years out of date, and I'm trying to make up-to-date and high-quality travel guides around Thailand. No, of course, I could hire copywriters and present everything as if I saw and tried everything myself, but this is not fair in my opinion, given that I position them as copyright. There are already enough such sites with rewrites on the net. Moreover, this is my earnings, my business, in which I have invested for many years, I cannot just give it up.

Well, in general, why should we exclude the option when the work can be with business trips? And business trips are completely different, someone has them in Russia, someone abroad, someone does not have a couple of weeks, someone leaves for a couple of months. We choose our own work. Those who consider it necessary to be at home around the clock are contraindicated in business trips. I personally would not be able to leave for a very long time, but for 1-2 months quite, this fits into my life principles, plus I do not think that spouses should be together around the clock. Remember Fyodor Konyukhov, he goes on an expedition for six months, or even more. And so all my life. He chose such a job, and his wife chose him despite the departures. For most, most likely, this option would not work, but who said that you should always do everything, as most do?

Favorite work is not always approved

You know, such a thing that if the work is loved, then it somehow does not correlate with everything else. Maybe the work should be unpleasant, very difficult, so that it looks from the outside so that a person suffers, but plows for the sake of his family. Then it will be socially acceptable. And when work, for example, is to test a bar, sit on the roof of a hotel and drink Mojito (back to the beginning of the post and photos), and at the same time like everything (traveling, gathering information, blogging), it looks as if you are not working at all, and you rest (there was a post about it somehow). Nobody sees behind this photo that I ran, took pictures, drank a drink almost in one gulp and ran away to collect information further..

And a kind of non-stop for 2 months, I'm sure, not for everyone. Considering that it is still necessary to somehow squeeze money out of this, and this is a bunch of analytics, testing of affiliate programs, technical problems with the site, control of freelancers, etc. What you do between half a year trips or in the evening or at night at the hotel remains behind the scenes. No, I am not complaining about the work, it is beautiful, but still not for an amateur. But this is the topic separate post, what blogging and information sites are. Probably, if it were so easy, then everyone would only make money.

And again, you must agree, I cannot write a long explanation for each photo and tell all the ins and outs, a beautiful picture will lose all meaning. Only «shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh by», about it. Usually bloggers do not tell anyone how it all really happens..

On the other hand, if my work was in a more relaxed rhythm, then what difference does that make? In fact, only the monetary exhaust is important..

Personal plays a cruel joke

I also got the understanding that when you write something for the audience and at the same time write something personal, then it will always be taken into account. That is, when you see a photo of an anonymous person on the network, which he has been posting on his Instagram for a couple of years, but at the same time does not write who he is and what he is, then no questions will arise. But it is worth learning something about him, then all the texts will be read through the prism of this personal. And at the same time, commentators completely forget that the author can not tell everything, or, for example, first tell and then stop. The latter is my case, I somehow rarely began to write something about the personal and went into the informational component, since it brings more benefits to people, and ultimately money. And it turns out that those readers who have known me for a long time involuntarily have questions, but there are no explanations (I don't write posts).

To be honest, now there is simply not enough time to write about personal things. The maximum is photos in social networks and on Instagram. And, thus, it turns out that this personal content, as it were, comes from Anonymous, like this most unfortunate photo. Because if you do it for the audience that knows me, you need to explain a lot of things. A whole post to write. Which is what I actually did in the end. At the same time, I understand that the topic of business trips is very rare, few people travel, look at the sights, test hotels and bars, and make money on it. And ideally, this case should not be considered at all, and therefore not considered my situation. Agree, it's easier to just write: guys, while you are sitting there in winter in Moscow, summer in Thailand and Mojito on the roof. After all, I really think that it is really possible to go to Tai, even if not for six months, but for a month, you can. And it's so easy for freelancers alone!

In fact, if this year there were no restrictions of 2 months, then we would have gone all together and for a long time, there is an opportunity to go. And I would post exactly the same photos with the same captions.

P.S. Tell us about your life situations, your opinion, how everything fits together: travel, family, work. Let each other go on trips or try to be together as much as possible, do you like winter / summer, have you tried to make money on travel or just the office?