Carlos Paz

Working from home.

Ugh, I know. It’s been a while.

I could use the “I’m new at this” card, but it’s been over two months and I don’t think you would buy it.

I could say my job has kept me occupied, which is true, but this my other job so it doesn’t count.

But I’m here today, and I’ve missed you guys, and I wanted to talk a little bit about my upcoming plans. Things that keep buzzing in my head. I’m quite excited about changes, I’ve always loved adapting to new situations, and I hope that having you along in this ride will make it exceptionally better. Shall we?

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That’s me, back in January, “working from home”. I’ve been working remotely since last November, and I love every bit of it. Of course, it has its ups and downs, and I’ll tell you all about it in my upcoming post, but now I’d like to focus on one little fact. One day.

October, 31st 2014. Halloween. My annual costume party. The last day I worked in the Ad Agency I worked for 4 years. The last day in the apartment I lived for two years with two of the most important women in my life: my sister and my best friend. The last day I was living in one of my favorite cities in the world: Córdoba. As you can imagine, it was very emotional day.

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My friend Bama and me, dressed up like the dancers emoji 🙂

A new phase started for me that day. After living on my own for 4.5 years, I was back in my family house, back in the town where I spent the most fun and traumatic years of my life (a story for another day). And to top it all, my new job is remote, so I had to “work from my parent’s house”, with everything it involved.

It could sound bad, it could have been bad, if my family wasn’t so awesome. 

My dad set up an office for me in the living room. My mom was honestly happy for having me around in busy mornings. My brother and sister were the best company in long, hot summer mornings. I had a moment or two when I missed my crowded office, the playlists, the beer on Fridays, the inside jokes. But this was a good change that had to happen at some point.

Plus, my new job gave me new friends as well: yes, we don’t see each other every day. Actually, we’ve never met (yet). But I feel them close to me, and I truly enjoy sharing daily conversations when we have a minute or two.

But this precious and calm phase is about to finish.

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Cue Maxi in. This lovely guy and me have been together for almost 2 years now. And after we decided to try the “Digital Nomad Lifestyle”, we figured we needed some changes in our lives. The biggest one, moving in together.

Although we do love each other and it isn’t all about the strategic purposes, there wasn’t an actual romantic proposal. I guess it’s just organic that we do this, the next step in a huge ladder that keeps on growing up 🙂

If everything goes right, when the lease ends next June we’ll start traveling/working together. But a few things have to happen to accomplish this! Just to name a few:

  • I have to graduate. I’m so close it hurts. But until December/March, I won’t be done for good.
  • Maxi needs to get a few more freelance jobs in Design. But today was his last day in his office job and in the last 2 weeks he received 4 different offers. I’m sure he’s talented enough to get more offers in time, but he’s quite anxious about the whole deal.
  • We need to decide on where to go… All suggestions are welcome! I’ve found several websites on the matter and I’m eager to learn more and more about this lifestyle. Inspiration is key!

Thanks for keeping up with a crazy post schedule. I’ll try harder to be more consistent.
But I’ll make it up to you: next Sunday, I’ll show you how to prepare an Argentine delicacy that you can easily make anywhere in the world.

Want to know more? Stay tuned to Kilo India Delta!

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4 thoughts on “Working from home.

  1. You two can relocate to Peru. You’d have me and my crew to connect with and your $s would are valuable here. There’s a Welcome Party waiting.

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