Here was my philosophy on joining Remote Year, a travel community that embraces the digital nomad lifestyle: Routines are boring, the internet is everywhere, why be confined to 9 to 5 office job? Pretty simple. The fact is, the recent rise of remote work has made geographic shackles unnecessary; people no longer need to be physically together to brainstorm strategies. Also, traveling is awesome.
Some background: I’m the Marketing Director for an online retailer of adult entertainment and products (basically, I’m a solidified, professional smut peddler). Balancing work and life is challenging as it is, but back on May 1st I embarked on a new journey: Traveling and working remotely in 12 cities over the course of 12 months. I’ll be living in a community of 52 talented and driven professionals spanning seven nations. Is it possible to combine this nomadic hippie life with a standard nine-to-five office job? I was eager to find out, even if that meant being away from friends, family and the comforts of home.