Besides great resources such as these, there is still the issue of working in isolation, which sometimes gets to home-based worker Robin Rene, executive director of the Denver/ Boulder Better Business Bureau, who does all the same tasks she did in her Boulder office from her home in Durango (again, thanks to telecommuting wonders).
“It’s been a big adjustment going from an office of 40 to just me,” said Rene. “Sometimes it’s isolating, and I have to force myself to get out and have lunch or take a break. But the alternative (living in a big city) is worse.”
Rene said the biggest advantage to her situation is getting to live in Durango. “At first it seemed unattainable that I could have a job anywhere close to the salary I’m used to with this lifestyle. I seriously feel like the luckiest person on the planet, because I get the outdoor life with a big-city salary.”
Wow. Technology is really changing the face of our economy, allowing people with higher-paying salaries to live here and spend their moola here.