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Irene Lidia here, checking in from my snowy home base in Sofia, Bulgaria 🇧🇬
With Christmas just around the corner, I've been thinking about something we digital nomads often wrestle with: Is it a good idea to have a home base?
Last Christmas was a total change of scene for me – I was in Southeast Asia, swapping cold and snow for warm, tropical vibes. It was a blast, packed with new experiences and adventures.
Yet, I know for many being away from home can be tough, especially during the holidays. Having a place to call home brings a certain warmth and stability, and it's comforting to have a space that's uniquely yours.
But let's face it, keeping a home base has its downsides. It means dealing with rent, bills, tax implications, and sometimes feeling stuck. There have been times in my own apartment when I've really missed the thrill of being on the move.
On the flip side, there's the liberating path of total nomadism, like how I spent last Christmas. Without a home base, every day is a new experience and each place brings something unexpected.
So, as we all get into the holiday spirit, whether you're in your own home or somewhere far from it, remember that the choice is deeply personal. Our nomadic lifestyle is about freedom and flexibility, and that includes how we choose to spend our holidays.
To all my fellow nomads out there, wherever you are this holiday season, I'm wishing you joy, adventure, and the warmth of our amazing community.
Irene Lidia xx
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