Alejandro, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, interviewed fellow Bulgarians new to working remotely over 2020-2021 as remote work became the norm due to the pandemic. What did he discover?
As I’m writing this, COVID-19 has disrupted the workforce and many of those who normally work in offices have been introduced to the idea of working from home for the first time. What’s the key to effectively work from home (or work from anywhere!) you might ask?
All too often I hear people ask how to convince their employer remote work is better for their productivity. If you too want to start living the remote lifestyle, use some of these statistics about remote work next time you talk to your boss.
In 2014, Goli Kalkhoran quit practicing law and embarked on a journey to figure out what actually made her happy. Since then she’s had 2 kids, started a business, dabbled in passion projects, and forged a completely new path that lights her up. And yet, she’d still says she’s figuring it out. When I was quitting, one thing I constantly thought about was how I was going to “waste” all of the years and money I had invested in becoming a lawyer.
After graduating college, Samantha landed her first real-world, 9-5 job—an accomplishment any university/college graduate would be proud of. However, something didn’t exactly feel right. “Once I did manage to snag a 9-5 gig at a local marketing agency, I quickly realized it wasn’t all I made it out to be,” says Samantha, a freelance marketing writer and blogger from Orlando, Florida.
Everyone struggles with unplugging from work from time to time, especially when it gets really busy. As a remote worker, however, your work is often your life: not only in the sense that you often work where you live, but also because the lines between your work and your personal life can easily become blurred.