My good friend Tatiana Kukanova Regan went traveling just after her 21st birthday and by the time that she was 22 she decided that this would be her new way of life, much to the surprise of many, including myself. Many thought that she would fail but here we are 5 years on and she has forged quite the career for herself. The lifestyle which Tatiana Kukanova Regan is living is called digital nomadism and it is a lifestyle which she absolutely adores. I spoke with Tatiana last week on Skype and I asked her what it was that she loves most about this kind of lifestyle, here is what she had to say.
Unsurprisingly Tatiana started off by telling me that the greatest reason why she loves this lifestyle is because she can work from just about anywhere in the world. As long as she has her laptop and an internet connection she can work in Bali, in Rio, in Israel or in Portugal and it would make no difference at all to her. Throughout her career as a digital nomad she has worked and traveled through almost 30 countries, exploring new cultures and ways of life as she goes. It is fairly easy to see why this would be the greatest benefit of such a lifestyle.
When She Wants
It is not just freedom of location which Tatiana Kukanova Regan enjoys but also the freedom to work whenever she wants. For most of us working Monday to Friday 9-5 this is something which we can all agree would be beautiful and for Tatiana she loves nothing more than working from 9pm-3am, such is the lifestyle that she leads. What this means is that she gets to work on her own terms, when it suits her and nobody else. She of course has deadlines when she is working with clients but even within that timeframe she can work at any time of the day that she so wishes. Furthermore she tells me that she loves nothing more than working in her pajamas straight from her bed, something we would all love to have the luxury of doing.
I asked Tatiana how she copes with not speaking to co-workers each day and having the gossip with them and she did concede that it was something which she missed a lot when she was first starting out with this lifestyle. In order to counteract this she decided to work in co-working spots and use the internet to meet people who had a similar lifestyle to her. During the years she tells me that she has met some super cool people and some friends for life, which helped to fill the void left by the lack of co-workers in her job.
Do you think you would like a lifestyle such as Tatiana Kukanova Regan? If so let us know what you like most about it in the comments below.