Oh You Thought This Would Be Easy?

JillMindset10 Comments

I've been feeling a little homesick lately. Actually, scratch that, mega homesick.

I blame the countless pictures on my Facebook feed of people sitting lakeside at their cottage or  indulging in afternoon patio sessions that are causing me to think back to the countless fun weekends we had with our friends.

I even considered booking a flight just to go home for a month of cottage fun.

But what good would that do me? Things would still be the same there. Nothing's changed. The city hasn't changed. The people haven't changed. The only thing that's changed is our lifestyle…and that's the challenge.

You see, when you drastically alter your life from the people you spent the most time around back home and look at what they're up to now, it can conjure up feelings of wanting that comfort zone back. You crave that familiarity.

Yet, going home would be the easy way out. It wouldn't benefit me, it wouldn't challenge me and it sure as hell wouldn't help me grow into the person I want to become.

Instead, it would be detrimental to what we came here to do.

So for now I'll suck it up, look around and realize just how good we've got it here. I'll keep in mind how many amazing friends we've made in such a short amount of time. And I'll stay grateful to be in a city full of people straight up hustlin'.

Because if we were to leave now I'd always regret it.

Besides, no one ever said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it.


  • I love Mish and Rob – and now I love you guys, too 🙂

    My partner and I have been travelling since almost 3 years now – always on Work and Holiday Visa as employees. Now it’s time to start a location and employer independent business, ONLINE – we gonna jump into this (a little scary) adventure this year!
    Looking forward to Mish and Robs Community to meet more like-minded people!

    Great inspirational post – just the perfect length!
    All the best to you guys and keep it up!

    • Jill

      Thanks so much Tina!

      We too love Mish and Rob! They’re our little couple crush! lol

      And congrats on taking the plunge…I’m so excited for you!! If you have any questions or aren’t sure on some of the ins and outs of creating an online business we wrote a (free) book all about that –> http://screwtheninetofive.com/the-art-of-authority/

      Download it if you think it could help you out 🙂

      Thanks for the kind words on the post. Happy to have you around these parts!

  • Brenda

    You are so right about getting back to comfort and familiarity ! That would be me….I love reading your posts, kind of envious of the lifestyle & business you have created for yourself. I’m in a different phase of my life, where I look forward to regular scheduled travel adventures but return home to my reality & comfort….which is good for me….I just live a little vicariously thru all of your travels!
    My aim is to see so much more of this small world of ours and appreciate all the beauty that is out there.
    Truly enjoy your posts and admire your hard work and determination as well as your excitement and appreciation of all that life has to offer !! 🙂


    • Jill

      Thank you so very much for such sweet words Brenda, that was incredibly kind of you 🙂

      And I’m happy to hear that even though you dig the comforts of home you still want to get out there and explore.

      Our lifestyle isn’t for everyone but that doesn’t mean you can’t wander the world for the rest of your life in short spells!

      Thanks for keeping up with our adventures! We love having you around these parts 🙂

  • Ali

    We miss you too Jilly! You can do it!! Woot Woot. We believe in you!

    • Jill

      Thanks Al xoxo

  • mame clark

    Darn…..I wish I knew you were feeling that way when you almost booked a flight home for cottage time……I would have tried to talk you into it!!! Miss you so much. Love you. Mom

    • Jill

      LOL I know you would have…probably why I didn’t mention it 😉

      Miss you too mama xoxo

  • Fawne

    How hard is that!? We feel it a lot, too. Traveling the US and not being able to run home for a lunch with the pals or drive to see my folks. And I’m not that far away…a couple of days driving.

    But, you’re right…it wouldn’t be worth it. Nothing changes when you’re away and if it does, it changes in ways you don’t like.

    Still working on the site (I think I told you my goal was the end of this month and I might just make that, lol). Your site has been invaluable to me…you have no idea!

    • Jill

      I couldn’t agree more. Nothing would change as drastically as I would want it to change to justify us going home. I truly believe that.

      As for your site – I’m so proud of you for working your butt off and striving to reach your goal! Please let me know once it’s up so I can check it out…I would love to see what it is you’ve been working on 🙂

      And thank you for the kind words, Fawne (damn I love that name!) you have no clue how much that means to us and we’re just so happy to hear that you are finding it useful! That was our main goal – to help others who want to start up their own thang!

      Get it, girl 🙂