Memories Not Material Things is a collection of articles and stories to help inspire you to ditch the rat race in exchange for a work you can do from anywhere in the world. There is more to life than the groundhog day of a 9 to 5 corporate world. I am here to show you how you can lead the lifestyle that you deserve.
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Teaching English online with VIPKID is main source of income. I only work three hours a day, which provides a stable income as a digital nomad in cheap countries like Colombia. It also leaves me enough hours in the day to play and work on my writing. Teaching with VIPKID is a life saver for anyone just embarking on the digital nomad lifestyle because you can earn enough money for housing and food, but still have enough time to pursue your freelance business. Learn more about it here…read more
As we enter the 21st Century, technology’s disruption into the way individuals work, live and play is – I believe – going to dramatically transform what my generation consider a typical job and a normal workplace. The trend is in fact, already there, it just hasn’t reached the peak of the bell curve yet. It will. As we begin to design our lives more around experiences and less around consumption, we will see more digital nomads, more co-working spaces, more co-living options. But what do these terms mean?read more
In 2014, I walked away from a successful career in investment banking. At that time, I was not happy with the life I was living. My smile had gone. My passion for life was dead. I realized that I was spending very little of my days doing the things I loved to do. I had got sucked into a Westerner ideal that I needed a well-paid, professional career to be a success and that I needed a lot of money to be happy. This belief had failed me.read more
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover”
– Mark Twain, a Missouri Native
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Welcome to Memories Not Material Things! My name is Gwendolyn, I am a Generation X girl that decided to quit the rat race in 2014. After 15 years in the corporate world, I decided to lead a more fulfilling life. Within these pages, you will find a collection of articles and stories that I hope will also inspire you to give up the 9 to 5 office grind in exchange for work that you can do anywhere in the world. My goal is to enable more individuals to led the adventure-filled lifestyle they deserve. Whether you want to travel the world – like me – or just have more time for your passions in life, I hope somewhere within these pages you’ll find hope that there is more to life than work.