Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. –Maya Angelou
Tucked away on the quiet bank of a small cove in Nova Scotia, you would think that this is the quintessential descriptor of what it means to be remote. Removed from urban life, surrounded by more seagulls than business types in suits, the sounds of crashing ocean waves taking you farther, and farther away from it all.
But as digital nomads, we don’t see it that way.
For the moments we have parked ourselves in a quaint little restaurant after traveling back from a photoshoot at the farm of a local client. Never ones for wasting time, we have some websites to update, so we thought we would work through lunch and enjoy the view of the cold Atlantic coastline from the the inside of a warm and cozy seaside diner.
We get around. A lot. Currently Halifax is our home base but since our business launched we find ourselves traveling frequently on the south shore of Nova Scotia as well as to slightly farther away places like Toronto, Montreal and Lisbon.
While this nomadic entrepreneurial lifestyle may not be for everyone, we like the way we work. Especially who we get to work with as a result.
Today people are always connected, regardless of where in the world we are. Not hindered by cubicles, as a small tribe of digital nomads we are allowed to travel the world or simply travel within our own cities, migrating from co-working space to café, working much the same way we would if we were confined to an office – perhaps arguably, even more productively as masters of our own schedules.
Merian Media has been a remote creative team since 2013. We operate as a partnership between entrepreneurs and our work culture is built on delivering premium services to clients while helping to advance the individual strengths of our team members and collaborators.
We find the best way to keep getting better at what we do is to keep working with amazingly talented people. Not limited geographically, we are awarded the best chance at collaborating with a broad range of team members.
Not being constrained by geographical barriers of a typical office structure began to feel very important to our practice. Remote work afforded us the best opportunity to not let our physical location limit our projects. There is nothing more exciting than to watch collaborative work take shape from the partnerships you form with businesses and other professionals from different countries, cultures and experiences.
This month marks our three year anniversary of our digital studio opening its metaphorical doors. Milestones are exciting, so we thought what better way to mark the occasion with the launch of our new website – our new digital home base. We also wanted to take this chance to say thank you to all our clients, freelance collaborators and partners who continue to make this journey great! Without our tribe, far and wide, we would not be so great.
So from the shores of one tiny cove in Nova Scotia, soldiers of the remote entrepreneurial revolution, we salute you.
Featured image: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. Photo by Meredith Ann Brooks.