Traveling the world and exploring new places and new cultures has been a lifelong dream of mine. As a teenager, I fantasized about trekking through the jungles of South America and island hopping in the South Pacific. I dreamt of sailing on the ocean for weeks or months at a time, only returning to shore for supplies.
Now, a few months shy of my 28th birthday, I’m in the process of transitioning to that nomadic, location independent lifestyle that I have always dreamed of. I’m setting down my foot (actually, quite the opposite), taking action, and creating my dreams, rather than sitting back and waiting for them to happen (because if I do that, they probably never will).
Over the next few months I will go from driving a pickup truck and working a stable job as the Lead Support Engineer for a growing technology company in Cambridge Massachusetts, to living out of a backpack in a foreign country with only my feet for transportation and my laptop for connectivity. I will build online income streams and look for freelance work to support my travels.
I welcome you to join me as I document this journey into the unknown (at least ‘the unknown’ for me). I will be writing posts about what I did to get the process started and documenting any roadblocks I discover along the way as I transition into the new lifestyle. I’ll also be writing about any psychological effects or changes I recognize along the way (and I anticipate there will be many).
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