Two years ago, I decided that commuting and being stuck in a cubicle in front of a blinking computer is not the life that I wanted (Well, who actually wants that?), so I quit my first job.
I took a breather for a year, and after I decided to get my life together – joined Melewi.
It turned out that working anywhere other than a confined space in an office is one of the best things life could offer. With remote working, the world is your office. I traded cab rides for plane rides, a cubicle for a table by the beach, and meeting in board rooms to having a conference by the poolside.
Since making the change, I’ve never been more inspired. If I wanted to, I could design a website breathing fresh air rather than dealing with the dry air produced by an office air conditioning unit. I can plan my next adventure and not worry about skipping work because I can bring it anywhere with me.
As long as there is an internet connection, I can work with our team to deliver projects to our clients.
It sounds like a dream, I know. However, there are still many challenges that I have to face. They are different but nonetheless, challenges I have to conquer.
For one, it’s difficult to match the various time zones with clients and teammates scattered around the world. To combat this, I created a regular work schedule designed to ensure that I never miss a meeting. I took into account and made sure my working hours overlapped with my colleagues so as not to sacrifice collaboration.
Another challenge was getting myself into the right mindset. It can be difficult to work when you feel like everyday’s a holiday. However, this is something that I got used to along the way and my productivity didn’t suffer.
Being a Filipino digital nomad also posed a bit of an issue. Hey, my passport is not as powerful as everybody else’s! A reality that I’ve had to deal with time and time again. Applying for a visa can be a nerve-wracking experience.
There are, however, beautiful countries which require no visa. Our neighbouring Asian countries are very welcoming, and luckily my country is a wanderlust’s dream. I am proud to say, that outside of chaotic Manila, there is more paradise than you can visit in a lifetime.
At the age of 24, I have seen more places than people my age. My decision two years ago is by far, one of the best decisions I have made in my life. If you are thinking of taking the plunge, I say do it! It’s going to be an awesome ride.
(originally posted on melewi)
I just came back from Europe. I can’t believe I just typed that. See, Europe was never part of the plan. For 2016 at least. But boyyyy, isn’t life full of surprises? (Kinda love life sometimes)
Ok back story. This whole trip was unplanned. We were supposed to go to Greece as a team (Melewi) but something came up so we had to cancel everything. Buuuut the Greek Embassy was kind enough to grant us a visa so we said FUCK IT BRO YOLO!!!! (HAHAH not really. We needed to go) and booked our tickets literally two weeks before the day we’re supposed to leave. SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO EUROPE??? COUNT ME IN. (We were just really trying to find out if we can pull this whole thing off. AND BOOOY DAAAMN YES WE DID)
Anyway, the point of this post is to help you with the Schengen visa application at the Embassy of Greece. This is from our experience and for a tourist visa only, okaaay! If you have questions, you should check their website out, lots of info. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THEIR SITE.
We applied at the Embassy of Greece since we’re going to stay there the longest. We did our own application – I don’t think travel agencies can help you with this one (aside from pencil bookings and all that) since you’ll need to show yourselves during the appointment date.
OKAY. Let’s start.
YALL CAN GO HOME NOW CAUSE LITTLE MIX ARE THE SHIT. I have never seen such talent!!! I FEEL LIKE I DON’T EVEN DESERVE TO SEE THEM PERFORM LIVE. DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW GORGEOUS THEY ARE. I WANNA BE LIKE THEM WHEN I GROW UP. YES I AM SHOUTING!!!!
Oh, I also met them.
ALMOST TOLD PERRIE GOOD JOB FOR BREAKING UP WITH ZAYN CAUSE SHE DESERVES BETTER!!!!
Shoutout to Ms. Steph for the tickets and photo op passes! LUV YA!!!!