1 April 2013

Unemployed and homeless

It is official, I'm now unemployed and homeless.  A few years ago this would have terrified me, now it terrifies me that I wouldn't be in the position I am in today.

Technically the last day of my employment was the 31st March, even if I left the office a little earlier than that and a little earlier than I had actually expected.
As I said only a few hours ago, I left London today - having given-up my flat.  I am, technically, homeless. Saying these words to my mother earlier caused her to flap. :-)

Except I'm not....
I am not homeless - I have my parents place in Cornwall to call home, along with a rucksack and the planet as a whole.
I am not unemployed - OK, technically, I don't have a job contract at the moment and I won't be able to change that for the next 4-5 months, but after than if I can pick-up some work whilst travelling I will - it helps replenish the travel fund and thus keep me going for longer. Yes IT work pays fairly well, but I've done all manner of work in the past and I'm more than happy to push a broom around (again) if it means it keeps me travelling.

My (current) skill set is inherently portable, I just need access to a computer to be able to do my job - or at least it makes it easier; I can actually do a lot of it without one.
I have ideas around making my skill set far more diverse, even more portable and far more rounded - adding in a whole bunch of non IT things, making myself more useful in more places, with or without IT as a part of it.  It needs thought, but luckily I've got a lot of time on my hands now and plenty of experiences to be had to help feed my thinking.

Not so much homeless and unemployed, more travelling IT (security) consultant, with ideas around changing who, how, where, when and why I work.

Given the date - I should point out this isn't an April fool. :-)