Hi, and welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Asia, a twenty something from Florida who’s now living in Arizona, teaching English to students in Beijing, & working as a virtual assistant with clients all over the world. Just six months ago, my so-called “end goal” was to create a location independent life that I was passionate about. That is, verbatim, what this same page said just a little while back. Well friends, I’m happy to say that here I am, doing just that!
It wasn’t always like this, though. Let’s rewind a little bit: My lifelong dream had always been to visit Australia. I’d been fascinated by the place for as long as I could remember, and was completely consumed by the idea of making the trip out there someday. After graduating from college, I worked as an administrative assistant in the healthcare field. Two years in, I had saved up enough money (and courage) to quit my job and take the plunge. On November 30th, 2015, my (now) fiancé & I boarded the flight from Miami to Sydney, where we would spend the next month backpacking the entire East Coast. That adventure was the birth of this blog, which began as nothing more than a way to document the trip for family and friends to read back home.
Upon returning, I was no longer the same person. After making what was once a mere dream into an actual plan, and then going so far as to check it off my bucket list, something in me drastically changed. I realized that the entire world was at my feet, and that I needed to see it; no ifs and or buts. While back at work, I began to research ways to work remotely, and plan my escape from the monotonous, chained to a desk, 9-5 lifestyle once more.
I never intended to be a travel blogger but, hey, if the shoe fits, right?! Within a year after launch, I became a brand ambassador for Skyscanner and was featured in the Huffington Post three times. I guess you could say that things fell into place. The universe’s timing is perfect, I tell ya. In addition to this blog, I also run my own virtual assisting biz called Dreams to Plans, where I provide digital marketing services, administrative support, and editorial content creation to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and consultants.
My hope is that, by sharing my story, others will be empowered to live life on their own terms. YES, you can take that trip you’ve been fantasizing about for years. YES, you can move to the location you’ve always dreamt of. And YES, you can work for yourself, on your computer, from anywhere on this planet. Take it from me.
On a more personal level, when I’m not busy working behind the scenes, you can catch me playing with my fur babies Bentley + Marley, hiking AZ’s beautiful trails, sipping on whatever kind of caffeine I can get my hands on, or planning my next trip.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy travels!