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  • Writer's pictureAbdi Bedel

My Digital Nomad Journey

Hey! I'm a 29-year-old Product Manager, with 2 two passions; creating software products that add genuine value to people's lives and traveling the world. I've been incredibly fortunate to explore nearly 30 countries across 6 continents - Antarctica, you're next on my list!

My Digital Nomad Journey

My journey into the digital nomad lifestyle started three years ago, and it's been a wild ride ever since. First off, there's that undeniable passion for exploring every inch of this incredible world. The allure of new cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and the thrill of the unknown keeps me constantly on the move.

But it's not just about the travel bug; I've also got ambitions of having a successful. I have actively been working hard to improve my career and the importance of professional growth in an ever-growing competitive space, and I'm doing it while hopping from one stunning location to another.

Meeting people from all corners of the globe is another driving force behind my nomadic life. The connections I've made along the way are like a treasure trove of stories and friendships that enrich my life's journey.

What's The Motivation

The global pandemic, COVID-19, played a significant role in reshaping my perspective. It made me realize that the traditional office cubicle isn't the only place where meaningful work can happen. Working from exotic locations? Well, that's not just a fantasy; it's my reality. The thrill of setting up my workspace with a view of paradise is simply unbeatable

"The thrill of setting up my workspace with a view of paradise is simply unbeatable"

I'm all about quality of life and making every moment count. You see, it's not just about collecting passport stamps or ticking off bucket list items, although those are fantastic too. It's about savoring the richness of life, indulging in unforgettable experiences, and creating lasting memories.

The digital nomad lifestyle has a beautiful way of letting me do more with less. Here's how:

  1. Affordable Adventures: While I'm out exploring the world, I've become a pro at finding those hidden gems that don't dent the wallet.

  2. Flexible Living: Being a digital nomad means I have the flexibility to choose where I want to live, and that often translates to significant savings. I can opt for destinations with a lower cost of living without compromising on quality.

  3. Remote Work Opportunities: My career as a Product Manager thrives in the digital realm, which means I can work from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility allows me to balance work and travel seamlessly, without the need for expensive office spaces or lengthy commutes.

  4. Meeting Locals: One of the true joys of the nomadic life is connecting with locals. Not only does this provide a deeper cultural experience, but it often leads to discovering those off-the-beaten-path places that don't come with touristy price tags.

  5. Embracing Minimalism: Living out of a suitcase has taught me the art of minimalism. I've realized that I don't need a closet full of clothes or a house full of stuff to be happy.

Where Have I Been

It all began in June 2021 when I bid 'Au Revoir' to London and set my sights on Amsterdam, marking the start of my incredible journey. From there, I've hopscotched around the world:

- June 2021: Amsterdam 🚲

- December 2021: Colombia 🇨🇴

- January 2022: Spain & Portugal 🇪🇸🇵🇹

- March 2022: The Balkans 🏞️

- April 2022: Back to Amsterdam 🌷

- October 2022: Bali 🌴

- December 2022: Thailand 🇹🇭

- February 2023: Australia 🦘

- April 2023: A brief return to London 🇬🇧

- May 2023: Barcelona 🍷🍤

Next, I've got my sights set on another Colombian adventure in October 2023! 🇨🇴✈️

In essence, my journey isn't just about wandering aimlessly; it's about purposeful exploration. It's about living with intention, seeking growth through experiences, and sharing the wisdom gained along the way. I'm here to inspire others to step out of their comfort zones, embrace the unknown, and embark on their own unique journeys as digital nomads.

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