Roam with R

Before moving to Singapore in 2017, I worked for an online company, and for years I was in awe of of the friends around me who worked remotely from home. They could meet up at any time of day, any day of the week, go away on trips without requesting leave, and were able to design their lives as they chose.

After my move, I was lucky enough to be able to continue working for the same company remotely. I quickly realised that working from home required a very different mindset and I had to climb the steep learning curve of remote work.

Suddenly I had all the freedom in the world to work when I wanted, how much I wanted, and travel as much as I wanted. And as wonderful as that was, it too a lot of getting used to.

After about a year’s worth of practice and finding my own rhythm, I’m in love with working remotely. Being able to plan how my days and weeks will pan out and being able to travel whenever and wherever I want far outweigh the costs. If you’re planning to make the switch from a regular 9 to 5 here are a few things to consider: