As soon as you choose to leave your home and start living in various locations all over the world you will find yourself in a state of limbo. You don’t really feel you belong in this new land and after being away from your original home you don’t entirely belong in your previous land either. It often feels like you’re living in No Man’s land. Do you need to put down roots or can you permanently live in No Man’s land?
Living abroad and staying connected with family is a constant balancing act. The physical presence in our connection has changed but the emotional connection has not. How to make the most of your Skype time with family and when to share what’s on your mind.
What happens when we move abroad? We leave our trusted home and move into the unknown. Because everything is new, our life can feel chaotic for a while. Prepare for the emotional rollercoaster of living abroad by understanding what you will go through and learn how to make the ride smoother.
With a deep love for travel and cultures and with so many interesting sights in the cities and countries you visit as a working nomad, how do you manage to get any work done? I was asked this question by someone who is curious about taking his work with him to an exotic location and hoping to soon become a digital nomad. Tips and tricks for your Workation.
The 2nd leap is harder than the 1st jump. A lot of people make their first big jump or decision without an elaborate plan. We have our ‘Aha’ moment of that’s what I’m meant to do with my life, that’s what is going to give me everlasting happiness and we go for it. We start this new adventure and have big successes or settle into it slowly and then realize that although we are happy with our choices and experiences we also feel there is more in store for us. It then becomes time for our second leap. Take 5 easy steps to help prepare you for your ‘Next Global Step’.
Desiring and pursuing a nomadic lifestyle is not a choice for some people. Somewhere deep down it feels like a necessity, in our subconscious there is something that drives us towards becoming a nomad. A nomadic lifestyle means not conforming to the surroundings we were born into. The necessity of leaving is derived from the feeling of never fitting in to begin with. There are many benefits but we need to also learn to manage our restless feelings.
A Global Nomad loves and thrives on adventure. We’re willing to dive into our new adventure at the drop of a hat, but at the end of the day we still hate change. After the initial ‘Wow’ stage of our new adventure we start having cravings. We crave things from back home or we start comparing everything with back home and a little bit of home sickness creeps in here and there. We need to create a new routine to find balance.
A different take on loneliness. Being alone and feeling lonely are two different things. It seems that when we move abroad we choose a form of solitude, we choose to be alone, to move away from our family and known communities. But then we start looking for a new community and new ways to connect. How do we tackle our lonely feelings?