I am becoming a Digital Nomad.
What does this mean?
It means that I’m at a point in my life where I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work and travel at the same time.
I do not have the constraints of children, pets, possessions, property, relationships, or working at a specific physical location. Now is the perfect time to move.
As a freelance video game programmer, I work remotely and enjoy regular employment with a small game company. My laptop and an Internet connection are all I need to do my job. The presence of coworking spaces make it easy and comfortable for me to work in many urban areas.
I’m renting a storage unit for the few possessions I don’t want to part with yet. The brewery equipment is living in the attic of a house occupied by my friends in Echo Park. Everything else I need to live fits in my car.
I am fortunate to have wonderful people in my life who are willing to host me in their homes. When I am not staying with them, I have the terrific opportunity to build new relationships via the Couchsurfing project and Airbnb. Camping is also an option.
My team and I are working to secure a publishing deal that we need to finish our game. My intention is to be a Digital Nomad until we secure a deal or fail. If we succeed, I can continue to travel, or stop, while we finish the game. If we fail, I’m perfectly poised to move where my work takes me.
While I am traveling, I will be working hard to develop Bushido Brewery. I will be doing research, developing the business plan, touring breweries, and making connections with amateur and professional brewers. When possible, I hope to stay with brewers and brew together!
I am moving out, but not moving in. I am jumping without knowing where I will land. I am intentionally creating room in my life for improvisation, serendipity, and the unexpected.
Tomorrow, the day before my 28th birthday, is my first day. I’m starting off with a bang by attending YOUtopia, San Diego’s Regional Burning Man Event. )'(
I’m ready for a daring adventure.