When I am living my regular life at home, I create a sort of separation between my ‘work’ time and my ‘home’ time. I work during my work hours and when I come home, I rest. I have created a fine balance between the two over the years of regulated scheduled work, and now I have a hard time, if I have to do work during hours that are supposed to be my rest hours. Thenix, on the other hand, has worked from home for the past few years. He is used to the co-mingling of work hours and rest hours – so that one really is indistinguishable from the other.
When we first started talking about the trip, this came up quite often. How would I deal with the mingling of work hours with rest hours while we travel? We are not going to be working 9-5 as I do right now. I will not be able to wake up and go to work for 9 hours. Whenever we get a chance to grab internet on the road, that will be the time when we are able to work on the road. The rest of the time could be spent doing whatever you wish.
This kind of scares me a bit. After having been trained by society for so long, I do not know how I will deal with this un-separation of time. I didn’t work on my last trip when I went to South-east Asia, but I know that this time around, I wish to work on my blog and some freelance work on the road.
Do you have an issue with the separation of our time into separate pockets? How do you deal with it?
If you haven’t heard of the Big Trip yet, you are in for a treat. Boom and Thenix are travelling to the southern most tip of South America, through the West Cost of US, Mexico and parts of South America and back up the East Coast. We are planning on leaving on or around June 21st. We have made a detailed budget for the trip and we have included it here for those of you who are curious about how much a trip like this would cost. We will travel for a total of 50,000 kms to around 22 countries. If you have any other questions about the trip please see our post on The Big Trip.