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Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Official

It's official: I've signed a new work contract as content editor, which will extend my stay in Shanghai another six months. I'm hoping to use the time to shmooze the appropriate people at my company for a position that is better aligned with my long-term goal of living & working independent of a physical location. I want to work remotely so that I can freely travel from place to place without having to take a vacation
to do it. 

That has always been the goal since I started down this path, & based on the research I've been doing, there seem to be plenty of people out there who are location independent - web designers & bloggers seem to be the most prominent groups - but I haven't quite been able to figure out my own strategy for working independently yet.

I guess I'm still in the learning period. Maybe I haven't discovered the right formula yet, but I have found a few ways that won't work for me, which means that I'm that much closer to the goal. The most important thing is that I keep trying.


Scott said...

Hey Nancy. Congrats! Six more months to improve your chinese, as well as work on that location independence thing. Software is another job that can be location independent, but i've mostly seen the opportunity given to employees who have already proven themselves and made themselves known in the office setting first. You can do it! :-)

Nancy Lewis said...

Thanks for the encouragement :)