A meditation on the qualities of remote development by guest author Evan Light.
I can only attempt to explain the beauty of remote work. You need to determine the value of it for yourself. If what I describe does not strike you as a way to live a better life, then perhaps it is not for you.
Remote work is a choice.
It is not about fame. It is not about fortune.
It is about being where you are. Wherever you go, there you are.
Remote work means sacrificing some opportunities for the sake of place.
If, like a plant, you have taken root then relocating is traumatic. Remote work is the outcome of choosing to do only what you can in place over transplanting yourself for the sake of work.
Remote work is putting yourself before work.
Remote work is caring for yourself, your family, and for your community over the career ladder.
Remote work is implicitly personal.
Remote work is accepting responsibility for yourself and your actions. It is entrepreneurship.