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SIMremote: Remote year for Saif (English)

By: Saif Bechan

While growing up traveling the world has always been a dream for me, and I think there are many who share the same dream. Growing up, reality starts to kick in, and sometimes you get to a point where you have to give up on certain dreams. How awesome is it, when you realize, you have the opportunity to bring an old dream back to life. This is exactly what happened to me, and I will take you with me on my journey.

Escaping my Comfort Zone

While on vacation in Malaga in February of 2017 I was discussing life with some friends, enjoying a nice glass of wine. At the time I had a nice job as a developer, knew everything about the system, was being well paid, just enjoying all the comforts I had built up in the past years. During our discussion, I told my friends I was thinking of bringing some excitement into my life, but I just did not have the courage. We talked and talked, and finally I realized that if you really want to chase your big dreams, you just have to go for it. Back from vacation, I decided to make big steps, starting with a new job. The last couple of years I did not use Social Media at all, I decided this should be my first step. I started bringing back my all my Social Media profiles, and it all started from there.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone — N.D. Walsch

What is Remote Year

During my Social Media escapade, while looking for a new job, I stumbled upon a post about Remote Year. This is a company which facilitates you in working remotely, with a lovely twist to it. The concept is that Remote Year will bring you, and 50 to 80 other remote workers, to twelve cities during twelve months, so a different city each month. They will take care of all travel, make sure you have an accommodation in every city, provide a nice and professional work space, and they organize a wide variety of events which are free to attend for Remote Year participants. They do not offer you a job, they just facilitate you in travel and accommodation, but you need to have your own job, with an option to work remotely. At this point in time, I was just looking for a job, it looked like a great idea, but I thought, this is not for me...

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