Hey Freaking Nomads,
Irene Lidia here 😊
Today, I want to share something personal, something I've grappled with and I'm sure many of you have too: that sneaky feeling of FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out.
Here's the thing: traveling as a digital nomad is a juggling act. On one hand, we've got these amazing places tempting us to explore, and on the other, there’s work waiting on our laptop screens.
I remember sitting in this gorgeous cafe in George Town, Malaysia, itching to explore this amazingly UNESCO site, but with deadlines looming over me. Then, when I finally went sightseeing, there was that little voice whispering, "Are you truly making the most of it?"
But here’s a thought:
Traveling is not about how many places we see, but how deeply we feel them.
Being everywhere, seeing everything is not a measure of a life fully lived. Sometimes, the most profound memories are the quiet moments – a sunrise seen from a balcony, the taste of local coffee, or an impromptu conversation with a local.
We’re all in this whirlwind adventure together, figuring out how to balance work and wanderlust. It's kinda like being at a buffet – we can't taste everything, and that's okay. The trick is to enjoy what we've got on our plate.
So, the next time FOMO tries to sneak in, just remember:
Life's not about a checklist, but the memories we make.
Let's embrace our nomadic path, with all its choices and compromises. Because that's what being a Freaking Nomad is all about! Isn't it?
Have a lovely week!
Irene Lidia xx
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