I’ve travelled between three continents over the last four months, staying in seven countries, sleeping in beds and bathtubs, on couches and on tiles. 2014 is set to be a year of travel and adventure, and the beauty of being a freelance writer/editor is that I can take my office with me wherever I go. I have found, however, that it’s taken some time to settle into being unsettled; to put myself into a routine when every day is mine to write as I wish. It’s funny; when I worked full-time, I would have loved the opportunity to be completely free to set my own schedule, but now I realise that having no structure has actually made me less productive and efficient with my time than when I had to be very disciplined in the midst of a very busy life. In moving around and having no fixed office, I have a mobile office of sorts- a set of essential items that I take to each location. The tools of my trade, as I travel, are my laptop and phone (along with a universal adaptor plug), a small lined notebook, a large unlined book, pen, highlighter, pencil, a few books that I’m currently reading, and a current writing magazine. I wish that I’d brought a calendar, and that I’d use the diary and week planner I did bring! If I had my own permanent office, I’d love a beautiful and large desk, near a window, with a library. But thousands of books and heavy furniture is less convenient to travel with, so for now it’s the laptop and notebooks!