title: 3 years as a Digital Nomad
Earlier this week I met someone who had read my first article about my digital nomad experience that was on Medium.
That was very surpring as I had never had any feedback. It could not come to my mind that anyone would have read something here. I read it again and it’s very impressive how things have changed to me.
I’ve now be living as a digital nomad for almost 3 years and I still love it.
I never thought it would be so enjoyable for such a long period. And I don’t feel like I’m ready to stop. Every single journey is a new odyssey and I have the possibility to stop. I just never wanted to.
I’m not saying it’s easy every day. Some day I feel loneliness, I can feel torn apart when I need to leave someone I got close to and wonder what is the purpose of all that. But I always feel the answer to that question. That’s just life at it’s best!
Travelling, it’s dying often to be reborn better. And the ultimae richness is to live multiple times.
I’m not an emotionally intense person. However I found myself discovering new high emotions recently. And I’m very certain that traveling is not just a part of it, but is a main factor. Things just happen when you listen carefully to yourself and accept opening doors. I feel like I’m discovering a little more about who I am.
Very often people ask me when I will get stable. In my opinion that’s a very clumpsy way to ask if I ever plan to get a more traditional lifestyle.
I just don’t feel unstable.
Walking is losing balance from one side to another. Sitting is remaining stable. But how would you further?
One day in a conference I was told that moving around like this I had lost my roots. He said my lifestyle sounds fun, but he wouldn’t go for anything like that. Howerver it was important to have roots to remain solid and build things around oneself. But I’ve never felt like I had any deep roots. I feel like a child of the world. Maybe a little more European, but still the world feels like home.
Then I told him how I see people like trees and birds. Trees have roots. Birds have wings. A tree sits and stands in one place, builds things for the long term, brings water out of the ground and make it available to the outside.
A bird flies out to new destination. It builds a small ephemeral home before leaving again. Birds need tree for home and food. Trees need birds for seeding away. I guess we never are totally one or another, but a personal balance of both.