NORTHAMPTON, UK – Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you didn’t have to go to work every day, and could still have an income, and total freedom to travel? I am Chanel Morales, in 2017, I founded the Millennial Mum in Business blog. I document my journey from being employed full-time to becoming self-employed and traveling the world.
18 months ago, I was wondering how to create my dream lifestyle and get away from the reality that I was living? Now I have a successful online business am traveling the world full time with my 8-year-old daughter. Where could you be in 18 months time?
Independence is possible
When I started my business, I thought it would take me years to get to where I wanted to be. But in around 18 months I have managed to create a successful online business that has given me the freedom to travel the world full time with my daughter.
I originally started out as a social media freelancer because I hated working in an office. However, I have always had a passion for travel. It soon became clear that the two could work hand in hand.
Working full time as a single mom was a struggle. No matter whether I enjoyed my job or not, it’s tough to balance work and home life when it’s all on you. Money was always tight and there never seemed to be enough time to stay on top of the house work.
I felt like I lived and worked every day just to pay bills and do housework. Surely there had to be more to life than this?
Working in Total Freedom
I have always been a free spirit and a rebel, and I found myself wondering why I really needed a house at all. They’re so expensive and stressful to run. Maybe there was an alternative lifestyle that suited me better.
My daughter also hated spending so much time away from me and I didn’t think it was fair that she spent more time with the child-minder than she did at home.
Luckily, we live in amazing times.
There are so many opportunities out there in the world today. We have access to tonnes of information at our finger tips. Not only that but we have the ability to connect with people all around the world, and with that we can do amazing things.
The world is changing and we no longer have to put up with bosses, 9 -5 working hours or sitting in a stuffy office. There are so many ways to earn an income without going to work every day.
In April 2018 I gave up my house, sold my car, put all my things into storage and left the UK to spend 6 weeks in Spain. This was our pre-holiday holiday! The big trip starts on the 11th July when we fly to the USA and spend 3 months driving from Boston to LA! Then we head to Hawaii, Sydney and Thailand.
Whilst we are away my daughter Nyneave will be doing an on the move version of home-schooling known as world schooling where children are encouraged to learn directly from the world around them. We will learn about local history, geography, culture, food and much more as we travel and visit each place.
I now want to help other women to make their dreams come true, so I created, The Dream Club. The Dream Club is an online community that helps and guides women to create successful online businesses so that they can create physical and financial freedom for their families.
My 12 step programme aims to help them on a straight path to success with the support of other likeminded women around them.
My journey was not so straight forward. I set up a number of different businesses before I found something that could give me the lifestyle I was craving. There is so much conflicting information online when it comes to starting an online business. Everyone will tell you that their business model is the answer and the right thing for you. I believe that everyone is unique and no two businesses are ever the same. This is why I don’t ever tell people what kind of business they should start, I show them all the options and then let them decide.
So many people want to start an online business but get scared and then never try. The best thing you can do is to just start. When I started my blog I had no idea how to create a website, write a blog or what SEO was. I learned so much just from having to figure these things out for myself. If any tiny part of you has ever thought about quitting your job to travel the world then I urge you to look into online business ideas.
Although my journey is only just beginning, I still feel as though I have come a long way. 12 months ago I was still stuck in an office working 9 – 5 and hating my life. This summer I am my own boss and am about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
Whatever your dreams are for your life, they are not out of reach. All you need to do is make a plan and take baby steps towards your goal every day. No one should have power over you in your life. Only you should be in control of your destiny.