Do You Even Have a Real Job?

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While traveling, many people have asked if I ever work, how I can possibly get all my work done, and if I even have a real job. Short answers: always, discipline and yes!

Living and working as a digital nomad is a lifestyle choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. It’s hard and exhausting, but also exhilarating and rewarding. It takes hard work, self motivation and a whole lot of discipline. My “home” is where my suitcase is and I don’t know where I’ll be next week, next month, or next year.

Every day, I’m on the search for strong WiFi with easy access to a power outlet, hoping I remembered to throw my charger/adapter/notebook in my bag. I work from airports, cafes, beach bars, and mountain slopes. I hot spot from buses and cars, hope my next AirBNB has a high-speed connection.

I am almost constantly connected, be it from my laptop or phone. I answer emails, instant messages, texts and calls throughout the day and night. I am more accessible and flexible, taking meetings at odd...