You are not a tree.

If you don’t like where you are, move.  You are not a tree.

I’m not sure if what my motivation app had in mind was me quitting my job, breaking my lease, and traveling the world for a year, but that’s what I’m doing.  My hope is that this blog post (and the dozens to follow) will give you a sense of what I’m doing and why I’m doing it and what you can learn and apply to your own life and travels.

It started with an innocent little sponsored Instagram ad for Remote Year.  RY is “A group of interesting people traveling together while working remotely.”  My first thought was “This is too awesome to be real!” So I applied.  Round One, Round Two, Interview, ACCEPTANCE.  40,000 applicants for 75 spots.  I said yes and haven’t looked back.  Well, maybe a slight peek over my shoulder, but for dramatic effect let’s just say HAVEN’T LOOKED BACK.

From June 2016 through May 2017, I will telecommute and circle the globe, living in a different city each month.  Think of it like a study abroad program for grown-ups.  I’ll be working as an independent Human Resources consultant for a few companies based in the states, while hitting Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Bulgaria, Serbia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile.  I’m gone for a year.  Wanna keep up?  Want to see how I’ve found out how to work from my couch?  Or from a cafe in Lisbon?  Or a rooftop in Buenos Aires?  Want to know where to get the best pho in Hanoi?  Or the best … what exactly do they serve in Serbia?  Well, where to get the best of whatever that is?  Follow this blog!  And on Instagram @apackedsuitcase_y

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This baby’s about to get a lot more use!

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3 thoughts on “You are not a tree.

  1. Susan Stevens says:

    Wow…wish I was a little younger! Congrats Casey. What a wonderful accomplishment and fabulous experiences to come. Can’t wait to read about all your experiences. Stay safe. Mrs. Rivers 😍

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  2. Susan says:

    I’ll miss you, Case Face, but you will have the time of your life! Well, prob not better than Vedder or Mod life, but I’m sure pretty close!

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  3. Susan says:

    I will miss you, Case Face, but you will have the time of your life! Well, prob not better than Vedder or Mod life, but I’m sure pretty close!

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