Why I Became a Digital Nomad

Why I Became a Digital Nomad

Most of us love to travel.

What’s not to love?

Exploring a new culture, learning about the history of the world, tasting exotic delicacies, relaxing on a beach somewhere…

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Where Does Creativity Come From?

When I was eight years old, I wrote a story. In fact, I created my own picture book – drew and coloured in the pictures to go with my story, complete with a hard cardboard cover.

It was called ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’.

Why Everyone Should Travel Alone At Least Once

Why Everyone Should Travel Alone At Least Once

I think a lot of people are afraid of travelling alone – or they simply think they won’t enjoy it.

And I’ll admit, I was pretty nervous when I set off for my first completely solo trip overseas last year.

I’d made an impulsive decision to travel to a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, and had felt extremely excited ever since…

Until the morning I was leaving.

5 Ways to Be Mindful Without Meditation

5 Ways to Be Mindful Without Meditation

Meditation isn’t for everyone.

I am certainly a proponent of it, but I know that at times it can be boring or even painful emotionally. It’s so rare for us to give ourselves the chance to sit and do nothing that when we do, it can allow difficult thoughts to surface which can be uncomfortable enough to make us not want to try it again.

Why I Leave Home

Why I Leave Home

I went to a talk by Robert Dessaix at the Sydney Writers Festival last week titled ‘On why I leave home’. He talked about travel and how he uses it as a non-religious ritual to reannoint his rationalist soul.

It got me thinking – what is travel to me? Why do I leave home?

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  • There are plenty of perks to the digital nomad life. 
Starting and ending your day when you want. Working from amazing new places. Constantly meeting different and inspiring people. 
In my first month as a digital nomad I made the most of these while coworking in Lima, Peru. I embraced morning surf lessons with fellow nomads; took an evening walking tour of Baranco, the city’s bohemian art district; tried to comprehend the Spanish version of a downward dog at a yoga class; and visited the desert oasis of Huacachina for some sandboarding on the weekend.

But don’t let this (or the Instagram photos) fool you: as rewarding as the lifestyle can be, it’s also a challenge. It’s up to you alone to ensure you stay motivated, without getting distracted by your new and constantly changing surroundings.

Finding ways to make your work days more productive means you can make more of your off-hours, and instead of stressing about all that needs to be done, you can be out exploring, adventuring, and meeting new people. 
That’s what this life is all about, right?

Here are some tools that I've found helped me be a more productive remote worker:
https://www.beunsettled.co/blog/tools-to-make-you-productive-digital-nomad
  • The best thing about not planning ahead is that when someone says "Wanna come to Turkey?", you can say "Why not?". And then all of a sudden you're in this magical place, spending the afternoon riding ATVs through dusty valleys and past fairy chimneys, and the evenings drinking rakı, learning Turkish dances, and sleeping in a cave. 😱
  • Getting up super early for work is worth it when you get to spend the afternoon doing this ✌🏻
  • Wanna join me on the Metro Cable high above Medellin? 🎥
My first ever time lapse video
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  • Somehow I am already almost at day 50 of life as a digital nomad... As good a time as any for some reflection on why I embarked on this journey in the first place! 
When I left Sydney 48 days ago (to be exact) I was feeling so comfortable, so happy and so settled that it was kind of a strange time to change my whole lifestyle.

But to me, ‘settled’ leaves you in danger of not pushing yourself; not growing and learning; and not living mindfully, stopping to consider if you’re leading the life that will have you looking back and smiling.

When you’re settled, working days, weeks, and months can fly by without any time or reminder to think about whether you’re still doing what you want to with your life.

I didn’t want to blink and suddenly be one of those people – like so many I spoke to – who said things like ‘Do it while you’re young, while you have no commitments… Like I wish I had done’. I took some time out to consider what would have me looking back on life with no regrets… And I knew that this was the right decision for me.

I explain more in my latest blog post - link in my bio. 
Thanks for the pic @ramsvision 👏🏻 #nofilter
  • Have spent the last few days finding my inner jungle girl... Trudging through mud, chasing black snakes; fishing for Piranha; spotting sloths, iguanas, monkeys, jungle rats and pink and grey river dolphins; hiking in the pouring rain at night to find tarantulas; stalking bright coloured butterflies; and literally swinging from the trees. 🐍🦈🐠🙈🦋🕷 It felt so good to disconnect, enjoy this wild world, watch the sunrise and sunset, and learn so much about the amazing Amazon River and the local native people. 
Blog post coming...