So, to start the process of redefining and redesigning our lives, we’re spending the next few weeks on the Thai island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Siam. We’re here to reset and re-energise, to look after ourselves and each other, and to start researching some of the unanswered questions that stand between now and the blueprint above.
Is it cost-effective monetarily and emotionally to spend a proportion of the year in a tropical climate?
Is it practical to be here? What compromises need to be made compared to living at home in the UK? What are the pain points and are there easy solutions?
Ok, so the photos are great, but what are the real benefits of living in an Instagram-friendly place/climate?
Can we find potential partnerships out here to work with SayYesMore?
What is it really about water that makes me tick? And how can I use this longing/ passion to help others?
At a time when our mental health could use some nurturing, is just a few weeks on an island sufficient medicine? And if not (in part or full), can the lessons this new perspective teaches us transfer back to life in the UK, or somewhere else?
I write this on Day 12. We’ve based ourself at a just metres from the sea, at a co-working space called BeacHub in Koh Phangan. Fast internet and a community of other freelancers creates a positive working environment, and our paddleboards are happy to be spending at least an hour a day out on the waves. There’s colour in our skin and a satisfaction at the end of each day. A couple of fresh adventures are brewing and so far, the experiment is working.
In a month or so, as our final days in Thailand draw nearer, I’ll re-visit this blog and see how many questions have been answered.