Not Your Average Work Day — Brittany Hill


Not Your Average Work Day — Brittany Hill

By Alexandra Martin

Being a part of the We Roam family means traveling the world with a cohort of remote workers comprised of entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators, thinkers, and creators. It means developing your professional career while simultaneously seeing new countries, new cultures, and taking in new experiences. A new destination every month with endless opportunities to explore, adventure, and forge relationships with fellow Roamers and local communities. A day in the life with We Roam is no average day. In this installment of our blog series, Not Your Average Work Day, we followed Brittany Hill around the beautiful and historic city of Berlin. Come along for the ride!


Before we get started… here’s little background on Brittany, who is in her fourth month with We Roam

Where are you from? Where is your work based?
I moved around a lot as a kid so I’m from all over the south. Georgia, Texas, and Florida. Before leaving for We Roam I was living in DC, where my company is based.

What do you do for a living?
I’m an aviation sales engineer.

Why did you choose We Roam?
I chose We Roam because I wanted to travel the world while still being able to grow my career.


9:30 AM — COFFEE & EMAILS
I met Brittany at her apartment in the upscale and central neighborhood of Mitte, where she lived in a spacious four bedroom apartment with three other female Roamers. This group became fast friends after traveling through Prague together in their first month. Brittany sipped her morning coffee while going through some emails, and discussed her upcoming weekend trip plans with one of her roommates, Hilary. Since Brittany typically works US east coast hours, her mornings are the perfect time to catch up on emails, plan out her day, head out to explore, or squeeze in a workout. She and her other roommate Jillian decided on a run.

Jillian, Brittany, Hilary

10:30 AM — ABANDONED AIRPORT RUN
The three of us hopped on the metro from Mitte to the Tempelhof-Schöneberg neighborhood and headed to one of the most historic and unique spots in all of Berlin, the abandoned airport at Tempelhofer Feld. Stepping onto the old runway and tarmac felt like stepping back into pages of history. Overgrown plants and bushes covered much of what used to be a fully paved runway, and the fully intact main terminal building was aged and withered. Dating back to its opening in 1923, Tempelhof was one of Europe’s three iconic pre-World War II airports and catered to major airliners from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. The airport ceased operation in 2008 amid controversy and is now used as a recreational space for the public. More recently in 2015, it was announced that the Tempelhof terminal building would also become an emergency refugee camp for Syrian refugees. An amazing site with a storied history.

Brittany and Jillian went for a run around the circular track-shaped tarmac and runways alongside other bikers, runners, and joggers. It’s not every day you can say you took your morning run along an abandoned airport runway!

12:30 PM — ARRIVE AT CO-WORKING SPACE FOR WORK
Post run, Brittany headed over to the We Roam coworking space St. Oberholtz, located right in her neighborhood of Mitte. The space has many areas for her to set up shop for the day, whether she’d like to work alongside fellow Roamers in the hot-desking area, a private conference room to conduct calls, in the cafe downstairs, or out on the balcony for some fresh air. One of the perks of our co-working spaces? There’s always an environment to suit the various tastes and preferences of our Roamers.

2:30 PM — LUNCH
Brittany and a group of her Roamer friends headed to a Berlin-favorite for lunch, Kreuzburger. The co-working space is located right in the center of Berlin’s buzziest restaurant scene, with great options for coffee, lunch, and after-work drinks! Conversations of side trips, weekend adventures, and group excursions swirled, with mentions of upcoming trips to Budapest, Norway, and island hopping next month in Croatia!

3:00 PM -7:00 PM — WORK AT COWORKING SPACE

7:30 PM — PACK FOR WEEKEND SIDE TRIP
Back at the apartment, Brittany and her roommates packed for their weekend trip to Budapest, a quick 1 hour and 25-minute flight from Berlin. One of the perks of living in a new city every month? The amazing variety of weekend trips available to Roamers throughout the year. The only challenge? Deciding between all the incredible options!

9:00 PM — ROAMER BIRTHDAY BASH!

Brittany is definitely the planner of the group. Whether it’s a weekend side trip, a fun night out to dinner, or in this case, a birthday party for fellow Roamer and friend Brad, she’s definitely a champion of great group activities. She invited all of the Orion Roamers over for pizza, drinks and a hilarious trivia game to celebrate Brad’s special day.

So there you have it, a fun and productive day in the life of Brittany in Berlin!


We asked Brittnay to share one piece of advice for someone in her field who might want to take part in the We Roam experience?
Just do it. “If you wait until your ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life”… a great quote a friend told me when I was going back and forth on if I should join. There were and always will be a million what ifs, but you have to just go for it. This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I’m only halfway through.

For those in my field or similar, Aviation is a global market, and you should capitalize on that. I positioned myself within my company to say I could help expand our global reach starting in Europe. So far we have been successful and now I can utilize that growth to build up other emerging aviation markets such as Asia. I will soon be hopping over to Polaris next year just so I can build relationships with our customers and help our clients without having such difficulties in aligning schedules with the east coast. It doesn’t cost my company anything and is helping them build better global presence and customer bonds.


For questions or to speak with one of our team members, shoot us an email at — info@we-roam.com

OR SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO BECOME A ROAMER HERE!

Source: Medium:Remote Working
Not Your Average Work Day — Brittany Hill

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