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ETW #64 Interview with Travel Writer Daniel Baylis - landlopers

ETW #64 Interview with Travel Writer Daniel Baylis

This week travel writer and photographer Daniel Baylis joins us to talk about his adventures, his books and more! Daniel has had some of the most amazing travel adventures of anyone I know, but more than interesting trips they were meaningful ones as well. This week we learn more about them, what impact they had … ETW #64 Interview with Travel Writer Daniel Baylis Read More » The post ETW #64 Interview with Travel Writer Daniel Baylis appeared first on LandLopers.
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Enjoy the African Experience 5 Unique Things to Do in Africa


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Thank you Lindsay Tigar for including me in your CNN article: How to create the outdoor workspace of your dreams! Use a real desk Sure, you could plop down on a lounge chair, or maybe even sprawl across an outdoor sofa. But to ensure you remain productive, you need to be comfortable enough to go … Continued The post Want to Work Outdoors? Lisa Niver on CNN appeared first on We Said Go Travel.
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As each state and country begin to reopen at their own pace, people are starting to venture out. The summer vacation you once postponed is now relatively safe to take. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t remain cautious during your first trip after the crisis, though.... The post 7 Awesome Tips on How to Plan your Next Travel after this Crisis appeared first on Pommie Travels.
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Contrary to popular belief, the world is a vast place. It only takes a few trips to hammer that point home. For most of us, this leads to a sad realization – we won’t come close to scratching the surface. If you’re stuck working a... The post How To Leverage Freelance Writing To Travel The World appeared first on Pommie Travels.
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Castle Hotels in Bavaria Germany and Beyond

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The Struggle of Trying to Work Freelance During a Pandemic

The Struggle of Trying to Work Freelance During a Pandemic

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Its almost 2pm. I woke up before 9am, showered and exercised before 10am. By 10:15am, I was drinking coffee with my computer open, slowly coming awake and energized from the caffeine. By all accounts, my day started out well. I was motivated and busy. Productive for a minute, even.

Then my phone buzzed. A notification from Facebook. Oh, and three friends are in the house on Houseparty. An iMessage from my friend down the street: Just checking in. Hope today is better.

These are my days now. A flurry of messages every hour while I sit at my desk, a pen and paper with an ever-growing scribble of ideas and notes and lists (buy broccoli!). I already deleted the Instagram app from my phone to try and reduce the amount of distractions.

  

But really: it doesnt matter. The messages continue to come in and Im craving the attention, the connection. My mind feels so lost. I cant decide if I want to focus on work, or take the time to digest this crazy moment in history.

The distractions are endless online; exacerbated by the fact were all online right now. Even those lucky to still have jobs are seemingly, suddenly finding themselves with extra time on their hands. Trapped in their homes with time to focus on creative crafts, hobbies, or that freedom to digest whats happening.

Meanwhile, there are others (and I count myself here), that feel lost and confused. While it feels as if our entire global society has changed drastically, my entire industry has just, kind ofdisappeared. No one is looking to travel because we cant really travel right now.

And now, with my industry totally uprooted and my income sources totally evaporated, I feel lost and hurt and confused and stressed. But I also know Ive still got to hustle. Thats my game; it has been for a while.

How do you hustle during a pandemic, though?

With no prospects for future income, I feel this incredible pressure to figure out where next months rent paycheck is going to come from. How will I pay my credit card bills?

When I moved to New York City two years ago, I tried my best to find an affordable apartment, to save my money, to keep a budget. And as my self-employed income increased and my life in the city has become more stable, I finally started to feel like I was on solid footing in one of the most expensive cities. Id created an entire business plan and goals for 2020 and was already on track for a blowout year.

Obviously that all came crashing down with this looming recession, and the drop in tourism.

  

Now: my plans have all but disintegrated. Im finding it just so difficult to focus. Its terrifying to not be able to plan for a future, to live day by day. I dont know whats going to happen next in my work, in my health, in the lives of my loved ones. All those questions and doubts and anxieties, and griefits made it nearly impossible to do what little work I actually still have.

In my new work-from-home life, Ive been managing my anxiety by focusing on little positive habits and routines, so my days dont seem too difficult at first. I wake up at a reasonable time. Im getting healthy sleep (with occasional sleep aids). Im making sure to have a healthy breakfast, and to try to eat a lunch and/or a dinner. Im not binging on snacks or on Netflix. Im really trying.

But every time I sit down at my computer, ready to type or to research or to send an email. My hands stop. My mind wanders. I try switching up my music, from early 2000s grunge to tech house to Dua Lipas new pop anthems. I turn the music off. I open the window. Do I want silence or the buzz from the birds outside (interrupted by the increasingly frequent sound of an ambulance siren)? Do I want to blast my music from a Samsung sound bar at full volume, to drown out my thoughts?

My mind is riddled with thoughts and worries, and the focus is nowhere to be found. Who knew trying to keep a semblance of normalcy during a pandemic would be so difficult?

  

I think my biggest challenge at the moment is the noise online. So many people, friends included, have suggested to just use this time off to reset and reassess. But when youre under-employed and already on the edge, how do you take time (the only resource we have) for non-essential work?

Our society (ie, capitalism) doesnt really allow for us to breathe. To take the time needed to process our mental health. Or even to process this still unraveling pandemic.

So, I am stuck working on mundane and menial tasks, trying to drum up some creativity and words to write, while the world around me tumbles. All the while, my still safely employed peers get to breathe. In the meantime, all I can do is focus on the little things to keep my spirits upjust enough to be productivejust enough.

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