Hello, Welcome to Runaway Strategist.
To find balance between work, travel and being a good human.
I’m Liz, a 27 year old marketing strategist and presenter from Sydney, Australia. The name 'Runaway Strategist' formed because I was a 'strategist who wanted to runaway from her job.' In 2015, I had quit my 9-5, found freelance social media work and pursued a digital nomad life.
Travelling across the Philippines, Israel, Thailand, Hawaii and Colombia, it was the millennial dream. But sometimes, dreams change.
At 22, all I wanted was to be in New York as some hot marketer. At 25, all I wanted was to quit my 9-5 to work and travel the world. At 27.... well I'm still trying to figure out!
Since 2015, I have had many highs and lows. I have lived a semi-nomadic life, given a TEDx talk, fallen in and out of 'love' with holiday boyfriends, made life long friends with strangers, gone broke, had a 'career change' and many more unforgettable experiences.
But I think at the core of who I am, I'm just trying to find the balance of work, travel and being a good human.
I think they are all interconnected: career, travel and personal development. Whilst you don't want to sacrifice one for the other, they contribute to a potential millennial existential crisis!
It's not all doom and grim though, we can learn from our predecessors and each other. Which is why I developed this blog. I wanted a place where I would digest things that I was reading, share my perils or travels and share other stories of millennials who are 'hacking their own lives.'
life isn't about quitting your job just so you can travel... it's about creating a career and life you don't feel like running away from.
So if you're looking to get the most out of this adventure called life, come join me in figuring it out. Happy reading!
About the blog
We live in a new learning economy, where there is no barrier to education. With Runaway Strategist, I've taken my passion personal development, travel and finding a 'career' into this millennial focused blog. Here's what to expect: