As fans of the Workationing podcast already know, Kari and Kelly huge advocates of the digital nomad lifestyle.
The ladies have used their ability to work remotely to travel the world, knock countless items off their bucket lists, and generally live a more intentional and fulfilling life. However, being location independent isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and killer shots for Insta.
In this episode the gringas are keeping it very real about the fact that becoming a digital nomad takes a lot of hard work.
You need to have a skill set that allows you to work remotely, the ability to consistently show major ROI to clients who will never see your face, and enough work ethic and determination to work hard even when you’d rather be out exploring whichever awesome new city you’re currently posted up in.
There are also logistical issues to becoming a digital nomad and working remote while traveling the world.
You’ll most likely need to ditch your rent/mortgage, find a place to store anything you want to keep, rehome pets, breakup with partners who don’t share your vision, find someone to handle your mail, figure out what to do with your car, get international travelers insurance, and much more!
On top of that, you’ll need a lot of balls.
It’s not easy to make a big life transition under any circumstances, but when you’re choosing a lifestyle that your friends and family aren’t familiar with and that is, by its very nature uncertain, it can be hard to stick to your guns. Throw in the anxiety that comes with throwing yourself totally outside of your comfort zone, and you have a recipe for a lot of sleepless nights and crying jags.
However, the ladies still recommend the digital nomad lifestyle to anyone!
It’s not always easy, but it has consistently been worth all the stress (and even the occasional heartache) that has come with it.
If you’re looking for more information about Workationing’s online courses for aspiring digital nomads, email us at [email protected] or join us over in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/workationing
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