Leaving one’s nine-to-five job in exchange for a nomadic life is a terrifying thought for some and a difficult act to others. Yet, more and more people have been leaving the familiarities and comforts of their homes in exchange for the diverse adventures that the world has to offer.
The nomadic life might interest you, but it understandably comes with many concerns like funds and adjustment. Furthermore, some people unavoidably consider the act of packing your bags and leaving everything behind as a reckless one.
Here are two simple reasons why it actually isn’t.
You will always find a job, unconventional as it may be.
If you have a passion for words, freelance writing is a good way of earning because all you need is a computer, a stable internet connection, and your brain. Working with content providers like PayPerContent is common for people who live on the road. Similarly, you can start a travel blog with paid sponsors and advertisements, where you can share your insights in the nomadic life.
On the other hand, you could work as an ESL teacher to earn funds. Some accommodations even give discounts and free lodging if you volunteer in reception, housekeeping, catering, and supervising. If you keep an eye out and are an easy-going individual, you will never be stuck on the other side of the world jobless.
You will learn things about the world that even Google cannot tell you.
Getting out of your comfort zone and being exposed to different cultures transform you into a true global citizen. Immersion is different from reading about a place, hearing stories about it, or even visiting it for a vacation. Immersion brings you to a totally different environment. It teaches you a different way of living and shows you the diverse views of the world.
As a nomad, realizations on the road are not hard to come by. In fact, it will help you discover who you actually are and what you really want in life far easier than in the confinement of your lifelong environment and a nine-to-five routine.