In the past few days, many friends and acquaintances have messaged to ask about my well-being now that I can't travel! I guess I would’ve expected myself to be pretty frantic and restless too.
There’s no doubt that this is probably the worst time to be a digital nomad. A traveller without a permanent home to go back to. That’s how I’ve lived for over 6 years now. Out of two bags. Working on the go. Exploring a place for a month or three, then moving on. It took me a while to make peace with the fact that I suddenly have nowhere to go...
But once I resigned to the situation, I realised that all these years on the road have made me pretty adaptable. I quickly began to think of all the things I’ve been putting off and threw myself head on into them. Despite the uncertainty and panic, I’m thoroughly enjoying uninterrupted hours of working on my blog, reading Murakami and experimenting with vegan recipes. With absolutely no FOMO (fear of missing out), I can totally justify whiling away time, sleeping in and binge-watching movies.
Even though I still dream of the world out there, my feet aren’t exactly itchy.
What about you, how are you feeling about this down time so far?