Be careful… this is not one of my regular articles about the places where I have been. This is about my thoughts, my hidden inner self which I would love to share with you at this time. I am going to share my feelings and desires with you to be a Digital Nomad (or not?).
If you do not know already, let me tell you a personal fact about me. I am not a full-time traveler yet. But I am working hard on that dream to be at least locally independent. My goal is to have the freedom to choose when I want to travel, where I want to go, how long I will stay and where to go next. At the moment I always need to ask my boss for permission for a few days off and have to negotiate with my coworkers when they want to have some holiday. Although, my vacation times are not the worsts and my boss is really nice and allows a lot of my wishes. However, I still need to ask him… From a life as a Digital Nomad, I am still far away.
Digital Nomad Conference Lisbon 2017
One step closer to freedom and to my life as a Digital Nomad… This past weekend, I visited the DNX in Lisbon, Portugal. The DNX is one of the biggest conferences for Digital Nomads in the world. 500 hundred people from 44 countries and all of them share the desire to be free. “I choose freedom” was the theme of this event and I do so. I choose freedom and start right now!
My DNX Experience
The whole event has blown my mind. Not only the speakers and workshop leaders also all the other Digital Nomads were so inspiring and encouraging. To listen to all these different stories and stages where they are in their lives. To think about traveling the whole time and doing what I want and where to go is so moving. I barely can sit down calm and silent. Even harder to concentrate on my full-time job every day, sitting down and waiting for the time goes by so that I can go back home and back to my “second” life. This is truly a challenge.
Even two days after the conference ended, I feel so inspired, motivated, full of energy, and also a bit overwhelmed. So many ideas spin around in my head and I am not able to write them down all at once. Every time when something pops up in my mind I try to capture everywhere I can. My notebook, my smartphone, I even write myself emails sometimes. All because I do not want to lose any of these thoughts. I am so thrilled to figure out in what I will turn them in.
Thoughts About My Life As A Digital Nomad
Over the weekend, a lot of people talked about their “life-changing-moment” and it was amazing to listen to these stories. This conference was one for me. Suddenly, I had that feeling that I am on the right way. That what I do right now is the one thing I want to do in my life. I want to write, I want to travel and I do not want to (get) stop(ped).
On the other side, I have to admit that I am not a hundred percent sure if I really want to be Digital Nomad all the time. At least I want to have this freedom to decide by myself if I want to travel, when I want to travel and what I want to do. And this is the goal I want to accomplish, rather sooner than later 😉 I want to be independent of any 9-5 jobs. I want to do what my passion is and this is traveling and to write about it. So this is what I am going to do. I will travel, I will write, I will live my life under MY conditions. The day will come when I will be at this point, for sure.
A few days after the DNX in Lisbon 2017 I sit down here in my apartment and am more motivated than ever. I took with me so many information and impressions. I could literally explode because of all the ideas going through my mind at the moment. Now, the time has come to figure out which of these ideas fit and feel best. It is so exciting to guess what will come next. I do not know where this journey will end but what I know is that I choose freedom and nothing will stop me. Do you feel the same? What are your dreams you want to achieve? Are they similar to mine or totally different? Tell me about them, I am looking forward to listening or reading more inspiring stories.
Interested in my adventures and city trips? Read my article about Brussels, the Capital of Belgium.
Impressions From Lisbon
Just in case that you are still with me and waiting for a little report about Lisbon itself, please, do not be too disappointed. Unfortunately, I had not enough time to explore the city properly to give you detailed insights. Anyway, at least for a first glimpse, I have a few pictures which are following now. As soon as I get back to Lisbon and definitely will be back one day, of course, I will tell you more about this great and beautiful city.
Thank you for reading through this article and paying attention to my thoughts. At the moment, I feel that everything is possible and the only one who can stop us are ourselves.
Thus, I choose freedom and you?
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