We know it, you do not stop listening to the term “digital nomad” over and over again. In each travel blog that you read or each traveler you meet with says the same thing: Or she is already working online while traveling the world or she is dying to do so.
But is it really a lifestyle for you? What does it really mean to be a digital nomad?
In this article we want to give you the key points of this lifestyle so you can see if this digital nomadism goes with you or not.
Ready to know? How exciting!
YOU LOVE TRAVELING
Hyper-mega-obvious, but true. Without this characteristic, the “nomad” part of the term would mean nothing. While it is not necessary to be in constant movement, it is essential that you like traveling the world, meeting different cultures and leave your comfort zone to a lesser or greater extent.
YOU WANT TIME FLEXIBILITY
You hate having a work schedule. You could’t hate it more. Having to set the alarm on the phone, get ready and leave for work bores you as much or even more than the 8 hours a day that you stay in the office. You want to get up at the time you want (be careful, it does not have to be late, on the contrary) and work in your hours of maximum productivity.
Oh! And not only that, but to be able to take a few days off during the week if you want, and not have to answer to anyone, for example. Right?
YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY SPECIFIC PLACE
Going every day to the same office? OMG, that’s insane. You can imagine yourself working from the most remote places, a little beach in Thailand, in front of rice fields in Bali or from your little house in the mountains.
What a beautiful life, isn’t? Well, it is totally possible.
YOU LOVE WORKING ONLINE
Yes, girl, because just as traveling for long periods of time is not for everyone, having your ass stuck to a chair and your eyes to the computer plant, isn’t for everyone either.
But you love that, you love that your only work tool is your laptop and have the ability to take it anywhere. All your business in 1 or 2 kilos of space in your backpack. Great, isn’t it?
YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
And you know that this lifestyle can offer you a lot of that. And not only because you will be leaving your comfort zone almost daily (meeting people from other places, getting used to other ways of life and thinking), but because, in addition, your mind will open up a lot and you can have a great professional growth: you will be much more creative, you will start new projects and you will look for a way to be a better professional, to increase your income and help more and more people with your work.
If you relate to all of this, yes, girl, you have the soul of a digital nomad. Here you have a list of 20 jobs that you can take in your suitcase while you travel, so you can see what skills you have now and that you can start to put into practice to become soon another digital nomad.
We also recommend that you join the Chicas Nómadas Digitales community to get in touch with other girls who already work online while traveling the world. You can ask questions, ask for advice, make collaborations, meet the girls in the different meetings that take place in various cities around the world. If you really want to carry your work in your suitcase while moving from one side to the other, this is your community!