Digital Nomad

As you might know, I have started this blog with a sabbatical. I took a timeout from my ordinary work and traveled across Europe. I pursued my passion for foreign countries and cultures. However, I never gave up my passion for digital technology and online media. After one year on the road, I transitioned my sabbatical into a digital nomad lifestyle.

What is a Digital Nomad anyway?

For those who are not familiar with the term Digital Nomad, I provide the definition from Wikipedia:

"Digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers typically work remotely generally from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces - to accomplish tasks and goals that traditionally took place in a single, stationary workplace."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_nomad

Why am I living a Nomadic Lifestyle?

Being a notoriously curious person, I thrive in unknown environments and novel situations. Visiting and exploring a new country, city or location fills me with pleasure. Experiencing a new environment for the first time stimulates all my senses and stimulates my perception. Repetition and routine, on the other hand, bores me quickly and I'm losing interest. In comparison to many other digital nomads around the world, I'm not just relocating to a cheaper location. Being a digital nomad means to move on and never stay at the same place for too much time - and mostly also not to return to the same place.

How am I working remotely?

The most challenging part of being a digital nomad is working remotely. It requires potent clients and fun projects to generate a sustainable income to support this lifestyle. For the moment, I am focusing on passion projects and a small but exquisite network. Another challenge is to find a productive environment, with stable internet and not too many disturbances. Thanks to my focus on digital technology and online media, I can travel lightweight with a MacBook Air and an iPhone. In every new country, I am acquiring a local sim card to stay connected. Lastly, it takes a lot of motivation and discipline to stay focused while traveling. I find low budget experiences much more rewarding than a luxury lifestyle. Because of this, I could reduce my workload drastically.

digital nomad adrian sameli working with a mac book air from a sky bar