It’s been several years in the making, planning and work gave had to all piece together but im starting an experiment for the practicality behind being a digital nomad.
What is a digital nomad?
A Digital Nomad is someone who works remotely using technology to conduct their work and typically work from libraries, coffee shops, specific locations. For more info you can check this link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_nomad
Well, the simple reason is that im not the biggest fan of the cold (especially when its not coupled with glühwein to keep me warm). Ive been workung virtually on a few projects for a while and wanted to see just how much could be done remotely. A friend of mine from the US does this from Paris with a lot of success.
What does it mean practically?
Well, first things first, I needed to get husband onboard to uproot ourselves and our children for a month and I needed to work out if my chosen location would be fit to work in. would I have stable internet? Is it possible to hire a meeting room if I need to?
Ive chosen a place to stay which has a separate working room for us so we can focus and concentrate. I’ve also made sure that I’ve not picked the busiest time to leave for this experiment where I might be needed onsite.
I’ve also checked and made sure that the internet is suitable and that I’ll still able to do video/Skype calls as needed.
Aren’t you just in holiday?
Depends who you ask! I will be working but I’ll definitely be orientating my days differently. It also helps that its a quiet period where I can afford to take shorter days.
What do I hope?
I hope that this month will give me a taste of the lifestyle and opportunity available. I’m also hoping it’ll give me a greater work/life balance as the incentive to hit the beach will be there.
I’m looking forward to the next month and what it’ll bring. Have you done an experiment like this? any tips or tricks?