I am in a sharing mood this week. Today it is a video.
I am a guest writer on Sixty and Me, a website targeting, wait for it…women over 60! This is the baby of Margaret Manning, an adventurous, curious woman. We have only met digitally, but I look forward to the day that we are on the same continent and can meet face to face.
Margaret has begun a new adventure in Bali! The video is her introduction to her life as a Digital Nomad. This is a lifestyle I aspire to.
Three years ago my daughter invited me to accompany her to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. We were surrounded by 30 somethings who were living the digital nomad life. Place was not an anchor in their work. Through the magic of the internet and cloud storage, they could work from almost anyplace. It was inspiring and intimidating.
They were YOUNG! My 60’s are slipping away.
In recent years, I have been doing some exploratory travels and am becoming more and more comfortable with solo adventures. My big plunge will be an extended solo stay in Costa Rica next winter. (details will follow as they come together)
Fortunately, I’m a geek who LOVES technology! I’m fully equipped with extended battery packs for phone, iPad and cameras, and I work almost exclusively from the Cloud. I had NOT thought of utilizing the co-working spaces while traveling as Margaret talks about in her video. That opens all sorts of possibilities!
My biggest obstacle to life as a digital nomad is my beloved standard poodle, Shiloh. I have friends who adore and care for her when I travel, but my heart won’t allow me to leave her too long.
So I will live vicariously through Margaret’s adventure for now and continue to plan for my future.
I hope you enjoy her story.