I worked full time throughout college. It gave me a lot of character (in my opinion, anyway), a diverse group of friends, “experience” doing just about everything, and many stories. But it’s not the path I’d take today.
When the concept of being a digital nomad first came on my radar, finding legit online jobs was one of the biggest hurdles that kept me out of the remote, live-anywhere workforce.
Many people (like you?) are attracted to the idea of being location independent and able to work from anywhere. But holding down a job, whether it’s one you’ve created for yourself or not, while being mobile isn’t necessarily easy. To keep it together and running smoothly, you have to be more on top of things than your average office worker.
Lots of folks lust after the digital nomad lifestyle, but being able to work from anywhere isn’t always a walk in the park. If you haven’t gathered from some of my previous journal entries, even I sometimes struggle with working while being on the go.
Don’t get me wrong. Being a digital nomad is the bee’s knees. But being on the road isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and other stuff that looks good on Instagram. I have some legit complaints about the digital nomad lifestyle, and here are five of them:
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