Digital Nomad OG
Our friends @thetasteforadventure put up a post yesterday about their Digital Nomad journey (which by the way, check them out and their feature in @rootlesslivingmag, promise it’s good!) and I added a comment to their post about how I’ve been a Digital Nomad for almost 2 years now, but I’ve been a remote employee for a decade at this point. Which they replied and gave me the name, “OG” because I’ve been doing it for so long! Lol 😆. So from this day forth I shall be known as the “Digital Nomad OG”. Be right back, gotta update my LinkedIn real quick! 😉. Thanks Jesse & Rachael! I even completed my Bachelor’s Degree remotely and never even set foot on campus, not even for graduation. That was from 2008 to 2010. To be honest, I’m not sure I could even function in a regular office job today. I don’t even have enough “dress clothes” to cover me for Monday – Friday.
Definitely not missing a commute, a physical office, and having to wear pants
It’s true what most Digital Nomads tell you though, it’s the greatest benefit because you can successfully earn income to support your travels while seeing and experiencing EPIC places. For me, not once have I missed having to physically report to an office for work. Strangely enough, I’m a “people person” and thrive off interactions, but because of technology it’s made it much easier these days. Our generation has been fortunate to have this benefit and it’s not one I take for granted.
What makes being a Digital Nomad so beneficial to me?
Besides the different places we get to see, it’s the simple fact that I’m home when Meredith gets home. I get to see her everyday. This is what I love about it! At one point in our lives I traveled extensively about 90% of the time. This took me away from home for 4-5 nights a week. And let me tell you, I hated it. There’s no amount of flight miles or hotel points worth having that can replace your ability to embrace your spouse at the end of the day. #facts
Can anyone be a Digital Nomad?
100% yes. Many careers exist that allow remote work these days. I shared a post about a year ago about things to consider while working remote that you should check out.
How long have you been a Digital Nomad?