Do you think of yourself as “outdoorsy?” Nature lovers and “outdoorsy” people aren’t just folks who scale mountains or go on long runs — despite what the outdoor industry and even this podcast might (accidentally) have you believe. Instead, outdoor users come from all perspectives, backgrounds, sizes, shapes and interests. Like plants? Enjoy listening to birds? Appreciate coffee on the porch? Make going outside a part of your life? You’re a nature-lover. It’s as simple as that.
But getting to the point where you see yourself that way is a journey — even for people who have mastered building their lives around making more time for what they enjoy. In this week’s episode digital nomad Esther Inman talks about the power of learning to see yourself as outdoorsy, how she built her life to give her more time for what she wants to do and how she helps other people do the same.
[3:01] Esther’s favorite outdoor space
[3:40] Esther’s outdoor story
[8:07] How she looks at herself in the outdoors
[14:02] Why Esther changed what she was doing as a job
[22:03] How it’s possible to live off being a Virtual Assistant (VA)
[24:49] Why Bali
[30:00] Why being a VA is not the same as being a remote employee
[33:00] Why being a VA is not the same as selling stuff from home
[38:00] Esther’s favorite outdoor gear
[42:08] Esther’s most essential outdoor gear
[44:55] Esther’s favorite outdoor moment