Been a bit since I have posted on here. My "gap year" ended and continued in September when I scored a remote job working for Getaway House.
I came across Getaway because I actually had the concept myself, and discovered it sort of existed (my idea was slightly different).
I have LOVED working for Getaway. Truly an incredible company that values it's employees and customers, and I have really loved the remote aspect of it too. I have had the ability to work from California, Texas, DC, NYC, and Colorado! SO basically, I am still enjoying the travels and making money at the same time.
I am technically homeless, which is funny, but I really like bouncing around. I am blessed with kind friends that let me crash on their couches for a few days at a time. One of those people happens to be my friend Allie in Long Beach. I went out there in the fall and we actually got to go and stay at Getaway Big Bear, which was AMAZING!
Here is a little something Allie typed up:
After a taxing day at work and I am on my daily commute, sitting on the freeway, I wish I could just close my eyes and make everything around me disappear. Obviously, that would be extremely dangerous, so I just end up imagining a more uncomplicated life. A life where I could lock up my phone, look into the forest, and feel like I am truly home. It may seem like a weird concept—for somewhere you may have never been to feel like home, but it is in nature where our true, primal, human bodies are meant to exist. We are meant to be void of electronics and gadgets, and ultimately to live amongst the resources of our extraordinary planet.
I needed to get back home and I am eternally grateful that Getaway House made this instinctual need of mine so accessible. My friend and I ventured through the mountainside into Big Bear National Forest, where a community of Getaway houses are located. As we got closer to our destination we felt welcomed by golden rays sifting through the trees and the open landscapes which surround us. Prior to arriving, inspiration lingers in the crisp air, preparing us for the journey ahead.
Once we pull up to our home, we fall in love with the beautifully crafted exterior and interior, the Getaway homes are truly everything you have ever dreamed of— simplicity at it’s finest. The most gasp-worthy feature has to be the window which covers the entire wall and faces out into the forest. It almost seems as if the landscape is a large mural, and once I see the burnt- orange leaves flutter and fall, I begin to understand that nature is undeniably the most beautiful art.
While on our voyage we hiked mountain side trails where there were towering pines and where we received visions of our planet that would forever be imprinted into our memories. After a strenuous day in the forest we were grateful for our Getaway House to provide the necessities we needed to unwind.
So often we talk about escaping, but I argue that what we really yearn for is a moment of return. In the age of digital distraction we need to come back to nature, to thrive in the environment we were created to be in. Getaway’s mission is to do just that, all while making the experience comfortable and convenient.