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The Rise of the Digital Nomad

Imagine a workday from a celebrated spot? A workday at the top of a mountain, or overlooking the crashing waves?

Welcome to a day in the life of a digital nomad.

A digital nomad, by definition, is an independent worker who lives a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle. They have abandoned the time-honored system of a 9-5 workday, to embrace the creative freedom of working from any place that calls to them. Their lifestyle fosters creativity and freedom that is often found lost in the corporate world.

The good news is that what was once a luxury limited to a fortunate few has now become mainstream. Anyone can be a digital nomad, even the ones holding a corporate job.

What made it possible? You’d be surprised to know that it was the pandemic.

The pandemic saw a boom in remote work, creating a working-from-home economy almost overnight. Even companies such as Microsoft and Google, who once deemed remote working impossible, have changed their minds.

In the U.S. alone, about 42% of the labor force is now working from home. For a digital nomad, home could mean the soothing calm of a national park, or the cascading sensations of the Niagara falls. In the era of working from home, your location is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

You can live the life of your wildest dreams, exploring your bucket list one place at a time.

Freedom of independence not only sets our wheels in motion as we move from one location to another, but also the wheels in our heads. It taps into creative reserves we barely knew we possessed.

Don’t squander your best energy in busywork. As a digital nomad, take work to where you want to be.


Shafeeka Hafeez

Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.

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December 5, 2020

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