All posts tagged: digital nomad

The Minimalists’ 21-Day Journey: Days 8 – 14

A quick review of last week is I am a digital nomad that has hoarded more than my two suitcases can hold so I am trying out a few different purging techniques. Last week’s focus of The Minimalists’ 21-Day Journey involved evaluating our personal goals & things that we own, we began making connections between the physical objects we need to fulfill our daily routine & help us accomplish these goals. This week will center on the purge phase of our unused tangibles. Day 8: Belief We begin the next week by continuing to examine our belief systems. Previously we examined facets of ourselves, like personal fears & relationships; both interpersonal connections & attachment sto objects. Today, we are supposed to look at what we think is important & why. Are they societal expectations or own ideas? Both authors have been caught up in their luxury hoodie jobs associated with Silicon Valley, they were always striving to collect collegiate degrees like Poke’mon & increase their income to the next tax bracket. The authors thought this …

The Minimalists’ 21-Day Journey: Days 1 – 7

I live simply, but I have recently gone rogue. If you are a new reader & unfamiliar with my story, I am going on my third year of working remotely abroad; or better known as a digital nomad. I travel more slowly than my other vagabond peers, but I change residence permits every few months. My life fits inside two rolling suitcases, or I try to keep it that way at least. I know I have been a bad minimalist lately. I had a few dark days where I bought things to fill the void, I gave into temptation guided by marketing teams & I know I have too much stuff lying around my flat that I am unlikely to use. Minimalism is a lifestyle change, the initial purge is typically the most difficult; but it is an ongoing project that requires constant maintenance. I wanted to share my journey while I attempt to declutter my life, try various techniques to maintain this type of lifestyle & find what works for me. The Method It …

Allowing a Dream to Die

A lot of life has happened since I started this blog two years ago. I have moved to four different countries, changed cities & addresses even more times. I switched careers from a corporate manager to remotely working in communication technology. I have stumbled through learning three new languages. I have gone from planning a future with a romantic partner to breaking off my only long-term relationship. I connected with foreign family family members I have never met. I can remember at ages 20 & 21, the midpoint of my time at university, feeling so confident & self-assured. I was a shy & socially awkward kid that finally found myself in an environment that allowed me to flourish for the very first time. I set a lot of my life goals during this age. I wanted to be adventurous, a professional respected in my career field, flexibility for my life. I have accomplished a lot of these goals my younger self had set. I often forget to acknowledge how far I have come, but it …

World Wide WiFi: A Practical Guide to Remote Work in Western Europe

This guide is a brief compilation of everything related to internet connectivity & remote work in Western European that I wish I had known before moving across the Atlantic. Some of the highlights include public wifi accessibility, where to find sim cards & possible resolution to connectivity issues you may encounter. A Few Helpful WiFi Tools A common theme to my remote nomad background is I am not a tech person nor I work in tech, so my connection needs are not nearly as refined as someone that works in software engineering or graphic design. I do not categorize myself as a fair judge of “good” WiFi, but I have a few connectivity recommendations that would be part of my “Digital Nomad Starter Pack” to all remote workers. The Speed Test Strong & reliable WiFi is a requirement for nearly anyone working in the our current era, but our online requirements vary. A quick way to determine if a WiFi location will be sufficient for your work day is with this website. Speed Test allows a …