When I first started traveling, I was very worried about its effect on my ability to get work done. I was afraid I would get very excited and spend all of my time sight-seeing and meeting new people, but in the process, drop all my hard-won daily habits.
About 9 months ago, I decided to give life as a digital nomad a try, and about 4 months ago, I actually did it and physically left home. It’s been a very interesting journey, to say the least. I’ve spent my time exploring New York on foot for hours on end, teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Vilnius, Lithuania, and finally coming to the now obvious conclusion that absinthe is really not for me when in Prague.
I was lucky enough to have several of my best friends visit me while I have been hither and yon across the globe – life on the road DOES occasionally get a little bit lonely. There is nothing like having a late night talk with your best buddy, abroad or at home.
But there is another unexpected benefit I had from my friends visiting me. I came to realize the distinct difference between traveling and nomading (yes, I just turned that into a verb).