I’m happy to announce that I’m now a full-time digital nomad :). I’m currently in Athens in Greece, after 3 nights in Stockholm, Sweden. This journey has been crazy, to say the least. It’s funny I say that, when the adventures have literally just begun (I’m about a week into my digital nomad life).
As you know from my posts, my mind has been all over the place since the day I purchased the plane ticket in June 2015. But that’s what this whole thing was – all in my head. Now that I’ve executed on my actions and left, I realize I’m more in tune with myself than I’ve ever been before. I’ve never been happier. Everything seems to be falling in place, and it currently feels like I’m on the right path towards my goals. Each day is a smile on my face as I’m actually living a life worth living.
But of course, this worry-free mentality is short-lived (aaand we’re back to my crazy inside-my-own-head thoughts).
Now that I’m happy, my biggest fear is losing this feeling. When things are this good, I fear that everything will go to shambles. Isn’t it hilarious that I can’t even let myself be happy?!
At the same time, this is the type of motivation I need.
I have to keep reminding myself that I’m on this journey to change my lifestyle. This 1 year abroad is not a vacation. I can’t let this merely be a vacation. I now realize my greatest fear is that I will love my life too much, become comfortable/complacent once again, then fail at achieving financial independence. I dread the idea that I will come back a year later still needing to tie myself down to the rat race and feeling the pressures of marriage, family, and retirement.
Writing this post was actually a good reminder that I need to hustle harder. I’ve been working each day, but not at maximum level. This stems from two reasons: A) I am getting active income from 2-3 sources so I don’t feel the power of broke enough, and B) I’ve been enjoying life too much!
Working at a cafe in Athens
I’m only a week to two weeks in so I’m sure things may change. I could get homesick. I could hate this lifestyle. But so far – I’m lovin’ it like McDonald’s, lol.
This week gave me a glimpse of my life if I had the freedom and time to do whatever I wanted. Now it’s time to really make sure I can retain this lifestyle.