I know how hard it is to make the transition to the digital nomad lifestyle because I had to figure it all out myself when I started out my journey 4+ years ago.
You see, in my ‘old life’ I was a chemist 👩🔬, I had studied chemistry and worked in labs for nearly 10 years! But during my PhD, I realised that focusing on one molecule 🧪at the time was not how I wanted to spend my life. Especially when there was a whole world to explore out there! 🌎
So I decided to go backpacking on a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ ✈️ trip which turned into a 2-year adventure (funded by savings and working holiday jobs) and I realised I had to start earning money online if I wanted to continue travelling.
But having worked in a lab most of my life, I thought I had absolutely no skills whatsoever to get started working online. I thought only bloggers and web developers could do this. 🤔
But through countless hours of research, lots of trial and error, and asking other nomad girls a million and one questions, I finally got there. 💪
I now run a successful online business and travel the world as a digital nomad. 👩💻
But it took me years to get there. Of learning about online business (the non-sleazy way), working on myself (and my mindset) and figuring out the right balance for myself.
I learned that it’s not as easy as many Instagrammers make it look. It’s not all coconuts and beach huts, but hard work and a lot of stepping outside your comfort zone. 😳
But I also know that if I can do it, then so can you. Absolutely! If you really, really want to, are willing to learn, put yourself out there and learn from people who've been there before you.
And once you’ve got the first taste of working at a cafe in Vietnam ☕️ (or Amsterdam?), have the freedom to design what your days/weeks/months look like and do work you actually enjoy, while meeting lovely people from around the world 👯♀️- you’ll never want to go back to before!