It’s been another long day at the office. Your cubicle seems to be getting smaller. You have yet to see real sunlight for the second day in a row, and you probably won’t anytime soon. You look around the office in search of reprieve but the windows allow only a small bit of light through its shades. Not that it matters, it's another grey and dreary day.
The phone rings. You answer. It’s not an unpleasant conversation but the forced small talk and pleasantries don’t help to fill the void. Just like the paint on your office walls, everything’s gray-neutral.
When you started this career years ago, it was all so exciting and new. You liked what you did. But now, it’s all repetition. You wake up and do the same thing every day, see the same people, places and things. It’s been awhile since you’ve really felt alive since you started working for “the man.”
That’s when the daydreams of working from a laptop in faraway places, exotic lands and foreign countries start. Maybe one day you could be like the McDonald’s guy, traveling the world, eating burgers and “McBlogging” about it.
For some, the worldly escape will only ever live in their imagination. But for others, the nomad life -- new people, places, adventures every day -- is reality.
Below are insights from digital nomads on how they are making it work, and how to make the leap into this world: