Why should I become a digital nomad?
There are plenty of reasons, but these are some of the most common ones include:
- You want to travel more, or see more of the world
- You want to live life your way, on your terms
- You want to feel free from cultural or social traditions
- You’re ready to try a different pace or pattern of life
- You want more control over your life
This lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK. Some folks have a pretty good life, and they don’t want the status quo to change. This lifestyle may not tempt you, or may look like too much work to get started.
Before you click out of the site, though, I have to ask: what are you looking for out of life? Is where you are really that awesome? Is the status quo really working for you? I’m not here to preach a sermon to you, and there’s no ‘red pill / blue pill’ scene that’s about to happen.
If you’re curious but uncertain, I’d invite you to give the digital nomad lifestyle a test run. Don’t sell your car, your house, or give anything away yet. There’s an entire chapter in the book (the ‘Nomadus Interruptus’ chapter) that focuses on trying out this new lifestyle / mindset before making the leap.
Some people jump into the nomadic lifestyle with both feet. Sometimes it works for them, but it doesn’t work for everyone. After all, what would happen if you quit your job, sold your car, and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand… and then realized you actually hated the lifestyle?
The bad news: It can happen.
The good news: Getting yourself in that situation is a completely avoidable issue.
The digital nomad lifestyle does not require a full-time commitment. Be a part-time digital nomad six months out of the year, or during the coldest / hottest months of the year, or during your kid’s school break. It’s entirely up to you.
This is just getting good.
Hey, I'm Chris. That's my book to the right, Becoming a Digital Nomad. It's a step-by-step guide that helps you test and transition into the digital nomad lifestyle. It comes with 12 worksheets and access to a Facebook group to connect with other digital nomads.