REMOTE PROFILE

Meet Kimley Foster

Kimley Foster is an entrepreneur from Australia traveling the world with the inaugural Remote Year program

Why did you decide to come on Remote Year?

Definitely the opportunity to travel with such an interesting group of people with diverse backgrounds was a huge drawcard, as was having everything organised for me. I was already living remotely, but looking for something more and when I heard about Remote Year it seemed like a no-brainer. The stars aligned, as they say…

What are you working on for the year?

I’ve just launched a line of ethically made, eco-friendly leggings, www.GoWildheart.com. It was both challenging and rewarding doing it from the road - and so opening! It was an idea I got while on Remote Year and it truly is a passion project, but I hope it’s also one that makes a difference in the world.

P.S.  After months on the new biz roller-coaster, the Remote Year community (Yes! That’s you!) can receive 20% off your order so you can take that saving, buy a drink and celebrate with me :)

Code is: RYcommunitylove

How did you find yourself a remote role?

The nomad life was always on the cards for me, and I had quit my job and was working for myself as a freelance digital marketer. But I never imagined Remote year would lead to a complete change in career!! Life is full of surprises...

What would you say to others looking to bring travel into their lives?

I would say GO FOR IT, but be ready for some challenges along the way that may make you question a lot of things – most importantly about yourself. Take it all as it comes, and don't get too worked up.

While travel is absolutely life changing in every way, working while traveling is another level. The growth that comes with it is amazing though, and worth every transformational second.

Where have you lived/traveled to previously?

I have a Malaysian mother and an Australian father, so growing up I spent a lot of time in Asia, but have also travelled a lot across Europe and the U.S.

I also lived in Japan for three years, which was heaps of fun and definitely way out there! I miss it everyday.

What are you most passionate about?

Nothing scares me more than the idea of not living the life we truly want to live with all of our heart. So many of us are so fortunate to have been afforded the freedom and adventure we take for granted everyday, and this really hits home when you travel. In the end, I want us all to know with true contentment that we lived our lives deeply, truly and consciously with all of our being, and with our hearts wide open.

Where's your favorite place on the globe?

This is hard, but I would have to say India. The people, the colours, the landscapes, the spiritual side - It’s truly life-changing in so many ways. And the food is AMAZING.

3 things you can't live without on the road?

Apart from the obvious work gear, I also love my kindle, my camera and leggings!

Ok, and my sneakers. I went 3 months without them. I don't recommend it.

What is your secret talent?

Mine is simple, but awesome :) I don’t get hangovers! EVER.

Your favorite quote?

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

― Arundhati Roy

What is the most challenging part of being digital nomad?

Feeling like you're always on the go, and always on!

What is the best part about being a digital nomad?

I love the freedom and variety that comes with waking up somewhere new. And the fun of doing a full day’s work and exploring a new city all in one day. But the best thing would be the people you meet along the way – the unlikely, and sometimes quirky, friendships and partnerships that surprise you!

Who do you hope to be by the end of Remote Year?

Kate Moss.

No, just a better version of me - better cook, better designer, better photographer, better poet - better everything! Can't ask for much more. And realistically don't think I'll ever be a better poet..

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