Finding freedom feels fantastic.
It took me quite a while to get there, however.
About a decade ago, I worked in a big-name advertising agency in London. Life looked good on paper but on the inside, I was terribly anxious, hopeless, and unfulfilled. Like 37% of people surveyed in Britain, I found my job utterly meaningless. I felt stuck in a role I thought I “should” be happy with, I loathed my commute, the early mornings, the high-pressure environment, and I hated asking for permission to take two-week holidays months in advance. Recognise the feeling?
Like many, I knew I craved freedom and wanted to break out of the stultifying rat race I was in, but I didn’t know how to. Years were spent (more like wasted) running around like a headless chicken trying to think of ways to live abroad and take my job with me. I would have loved a mentor to support me through the process of becoming location-independent.
Since then I have gone from a frazzled office worker (burnt out and breaking down regularly) to a freedompreneur and professional traveller writing for prestigious publications like National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Condé Nast Traveler.
Freelancing was my ticket to break the chains of the status quo and live my best life around the world. I often pinch myself thinking about the lifestyle business I now have which genuinely brings me professional and personal fulfilment.
Hello hello. My name is Rosie Bell and I’m a location-independent writer, editor and lifestyle entrepreneur that helps freedom lovers travel and work online. I have been featured in ABC News, NBC News, Authority Magazine, HuffPost and the BBC among other reputable publications. I’m also the author of the life design manual, Escape to Self, which has been called “an empowering wake-up call”.
For over five blissful years, I have been a digital nomad: a person living a technology-enabled lifestyle, working and travelling anywhere in the world. I am 100% location-independent and I have been fortunate to see over 100 global destinations including Bali, Bonaire and Brazil. I’ve taken high-altitude trains in Argentina and swam in the Atlantic, gasped at the Panama Canal and sipped umbrella drinks in Puerto Rico where the piña colada was invented – all while making a living from my laptop from various income streams.
Welcome to Discovery Sessions.
Discovery Sessions helps freedom lovers travel and work online. Right here, you’ll discover tools and hacks to become and stay location-independent – happily.
My mission (and greatest pleasure) is to help people find life satisfaction and career success on their own terms. I believe in doing work you love, living where your soul feels alive and intentionally making your life work for you.
What you can find here is clear information to master the digital nomad lifestyle: guides on career construction, location independence, entrepreneurship, adventure, and remote work.
Our articles, online courses, resources, and the podcast (which is coming soon) have all been developed to help people build location-independent careers combining their skills and passions to craft lives they love.
Because finding freedom feels fantastic.