Why I Love Freedom to Work Anywhere

Ever since I was a young man I have desired freedom. I have always lived free in the United States so it’s not that kind of freedom. It’s was freedom to take a walk whenever I wanted. It was freedom to get in my car and drive wherever my heart desired. I’ve always wanted to be trusted to take care of myself without being hovered over. That is freedom for me.

Man running up a road as the sun sets over the ocean

I Finally Achieved Freedom as an Engineer

It took 20 years after graduating from college to achieve freedom in my career as a civil engineer. Most people in the engineering world don’t like the idea of people working from home or having flexible hours, but I finally had my dream.Man driving a nice car and he looks relaxed

Do you know how exhilarating it is to realize you don’t have to get in the car or step onto the subway to fight the masses on the way to and from work? Do you know how nice it is to choose when you run errands or when to drive into the city if you ever have too?

Well, I do, and I never want to go back to the past of fighting traffic and staring at cubicles in an office building. It does take dedication and focus to work remotely though. Sometimes I believe I work more in my flexible environment but when I can do that work in my shorts and t-shirt, sitting by a lake then I’ll take that any day of the week, even if I have to work weekends occasionally.

I Want to Help You Achieve Freedom

I have tasted freedom from “work” and I want to help you do the same.

Laptop in the GrassMy definition of Freedom from Work is not an absence of work but doing what you love, and choosing when and where you work.

Have you ever dreamed of working in your favorite spot on earth? There are the beautiful sights, the wonderful smells, and the kind people; and I’m not talking about working 80 hours per week in order to have that luxury and freedom. I’m talking about being connected to the world through your fingertips and the location where you work is incidental to the people you work for.

Many of us do not dream big enough or fight long enough to make our dreams come true but millions of people are doing it today. Would you like to become one of them?

My Goal for You

My goal for you is to find the life you would love to live. Maybe it’s finding the right job, or finding one that is more flexible. Maybe you need help in learning what kind of equipment and mental preparation it will take to be free. Maybe there are other opportunities out there that you haven’t considered.

The bottom line is, I would love to help you dream big, see farther, and hope for more.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Rick

rick@freedomfromwork.com

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14 Comments on “Why I Love Freedom to Work Anywhere”

  1. You’re so right and I think all of ours dreams are to be working when we want and making our own hours. The freedom is well worth the hard work.

  2. I have to say, freedom is super important in life. Most people dont have that luxury and the fact that you do is phenomenal. I’m not their yet, but will be very very soon. Having our own hours really does make life easier. And getting up when you want takes the stress off. This is an excellent read. What is the number 1 thing that you enjoy about being so independent and in charge of you?

    AJ

    1. You really want me to pick the number one thing? Well, I suppose it is the reduction in stress, not worrying about someone always wondering where I am or when I got to the office or left the office. The company I work for now trusts me to get my work done no matter my hours or where I work.

      I have an office at home and at the company location. They bought me a nice laptop, two docking stations and four 24″ monitors so you could say I have three offices. My laptop allows me to work any place outside of my home office and company office.

      I have always been determined to have freedom and flexibility and it took some time to finally find someone who would trust me and allow that freedom. Now, I do have to produce and stay easily reachable by phone and email but as long as I am doing those things, life is good for all of us.

  3. I left a 40+ year career 8 months ago to try and do exactly what you are talking about, Rick. It has certainly been a journey and it continues. I agree – there is nothing like discovering what you love to do and then be blessed enough to find a venue that fits the freedom you desire.

    1. That’s great that you’re reaching for the same thing. I do caution people though at times that freedom and flexibility to work when and where you want is not for everyone. We all need to be honest with ourselves and sometimes we have to put our time in, in the trenches to learn our craft and decide if we want the freedom. Sometimes freedom from the office means more hours wherever you are working.

      I love the freedom and flexibility so much that I don’t mind putting in some extra hours, especially when those extra hours means that I can do them at home where I want to be.

  4. Hi Rick, This Post resonated with me as I also loathed to work in a structured environment and love the freedom to work when I like and where I like. The very thought of fighting my way through the traffic is a turn-off.

    1. I agree completely. I was able to help one of the guys I work with also gain his freedom to work from home. Besides his 1 hour drive, each way, to work, he now cringes at the thought of driving in rush hour. Thankfully he now has the choice to drive outside of rush hour times when he does need to come to the office. That is another aspect of flexibility that we love and neither of us ever want to return to that traffic.

  5. Great style and flow including the photos. While reading you can almost feel that you’re relaxing without being aware of it. That is a real gift to instill in people without them knowing it.
    You’re off to a great start and success, for you have hit on points that people just suppress because they feel trapped and helpless to fix the problems.

    1. Thank you so much. I highly value peace and calm environments. I can get worked up sometimes but my family knows I am a peace maker and will not put up with fighting and arguing.

      My parents taught me at a young age to never go to sleep if you are still mad or upset about something. Always get it cleared up before hitting that pillow. You’re relationships will be stronger and will most likely last longer.

      Of course, I always look for ways to get away to the mountains to relax and leave the stress of life behind for at least three days and hopefully more.

  6. Sounds like you are right where I want to be. Fighting my way through traffic to get to a job I hated was no fun at all. I am now trying to make a success of my home business. I do have one question for you: Have you ever paid for traffic to your site or did you acquire all your traffic through other methods?

    1. I don’t pay for anything right now. I am just focusing on building up articles and still working on making my website more functional. Don’t hesitate to ask more questions. I will respond quickly.

    1. I am glad you connected with the freedom to work anywhere. I have often told my kids to “go ahead and dream” and think about the way you want your life to be. You are more likely to reach that dream if you keep thinking about it, day dreaming about it, and working towards it. This is where “hope” comes into play. I believe everyone needs hope in their life and to have something to look forward to.

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