Yo yo yo,
It’s Francis here with another Monday edition of The Nomad Newsletter!
Today, I’m shaking things up…
If you’ve read the newsletter for a while, then you know I looooove showcasing the dreamy highlights of the digital nomad lifestyle. The beaches. The cities. The sights. The food. The fact that people are creating cool AF sh*t everywhere.
And I love it all, really.
But, of course…
These are, in fact, just the highlights. It’s not all sunny coworking spaces, yoga pants, and fancy flight tickets. There’s an ugly side to the digital nomad lifestyle. And that’s what I want to focus on today.
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Just for this Monday, I want to scare ya a little bit.
That’s why I compiled a few articles from incredible writers (and my dumbass) who have a thing or two to say about the dark side of the nomad lifestyle.
I got all these articles from Medium, btw. How? Because I write and read from there. Reading a few articles from my curated topics in the morning is always a nice way to start the day. Get yourself a membership
if you want to try something different from your regular Kindle, Audible, and non-fiction book habit.
Anyway, here’s today’s lineup:
🏴 The Dark Side of The Digital Nomad by Mark Manson (yeah, THAT Mark Manson)
😷 I’m Sick of Being A Digital Nomad After Five Years of Travel by Tom Kuegler
💥 Why You’ll Epically Fail Within 6 Months of Being A Digital Nomad by Brittany Kathleen
🔨 3 Hard Realities of Remote Working & Freelancing By Francis Nayan
🤐 6 Lies Digital Nomad Gurus Sell & You Shouldn’t Believe By Francis Nayan
...of course, I don’t want to deter you from traveling and working from anywhere.
All of the people above still do it. But like everything and everyone else in the world, it has it’s tough days and perspectives change.
I just wanted to share that perspective with you today.
Alrighty, let’s hit it.
The Dark Side of The Digital Nomad
by Mark Manson
Mark Manson, the award-winning author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
, and Everything Is F*cked
wrote an article for CNN about the state of those location-independent workers, known as digital nomads, and they hated it.
He knew the whole “live anywhere, work anywhere
” thing was overdone, so he went the other direction — by giving the sometimes sad, twisted, and lonely reality of the nomad lifestyle.