As an individual I think it’s very important for your mental sate of mind and well being to constantly challenge yourself. At the moment I’ve fallen into the trap of complacency. I could very easily work in my current position for the rest of my days but I know that on my death bed I would regret this decision. There is no challenge anymore, no job satisfaction, just a pay slip at the end of the week which can not fill the current void that I am feeling. It is for this reason that I have decided to resign from my cushy government position in Australia and become a full time digital nomad. The thrill and excitement I used to have in my life has dissipated without me even realizing it. It’s time to take evasive action and traveling is just what the doctor ordered!
Having just reached the end of a 5 month sabbatical, I’ve had time to think about where I want to see myself in the next few years. The answer to this, that I can vividly see in my mind, is anywhere but the cubicle I currently occupy. No longer do I want to be engaged in chit chat around the water cooler about the local sports team performance over the weekend or what one of the employees did at Friday night drinks. I’m at breaking point, something is going to crack but before it does I need to take a series of steps to change the course of my life.
The first step in my new path is becoming a Toptal member. This company I envision will enable me to realize my dream of working to live rather than living to work. Everything I apply myself to I do knowing that I’ve given it my full ability which is why I only want to work with the best in the Toptal Web Programmers Group. Having high standards, an ability to learn new skills quickly and great persistence would make me a valuable member of the team. As I believe that traveling is character building, the experiences gained whilst doing so makes you a much more valuable employee able to deal with tough and difficult client situations. More importantly, I’d rather have an office on a beach than stuck day dreaming about my next holiday in my concrete jungle office.