19 homes, one year
Our mental calendar is chock-a-block with lovey-dovey anniversaries: the first time we kissed, the day we moved in together, the day Rob proposed, our wedding, the first time I popped his blister… I say “our” mental calendar, but obviously I mean “my”: gender stereotypes are alive and well in the Mish ‘n’ Rob household.
Now though, we have a brand new type of anniversary to celebrate – and this is one that Rob’s been looking forward to as much as me: one full year as digital nomads. On this day (14 March) last year, we flew off to NYC, having left behind our jobs, our home, our favourite Indian takeaway and our Oyster cards.
Since then, we’ve lived in 19 different “homes” – sometimes for just a week, sometimes for whole months. We’ve set up a web design and copywriting business, written five books, started two blogs, invested in a buy-to-let property, and had the best year of our lives.
Yet almost every day we come across misconceptions about digital nomads that might put people off from doing it themselves – so I thought I’d use our one-year anniversary to set the record straight from our point of view…