Digital Nomad

#DigitalNomad: Florida: Chapter Two

Success! A digital nomad life is possible for me!

The beauty of the Florida beaches have not stopped me from keeping up with my deadlines. It helped that I could look out the window to the waves rolling up onto the sand… I could almost feel the water on my toes.

The Frida Kahlo Exhibit at The Dali
The Frida Kahlo Exhibit at The Dali

Of course, I’ve taken some time to enjoy my surroundings. Today I toured The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Along with the amazing work of Salvador Dali was the special exhibit of Frida Kahlo. I had recently seen the movie “Frida”, that told of her tumultuous life, including her marriage to renowned Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. Seeing her work, photos, and journals up close and personal brought even more depth to this strong, independent artist.

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

Dali’s work excites me. I love peering deep into his paintings to see his hidden messages. The audio tour explained a lot of his pieces in depth, which was very helpful! I find it interesting that he was named Salvador after his older brother who had passed away before Dali was born. According to the commentary, this gave him a bit of an identity crisis, wondering if he was the “real” Salvador or if his brother was.

I’m feeling a trip to Dali’s hometown of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain, coming on…

Let’s take this digital nomad thing global!

 

 

#Digital Nomad: Florida Digital Nomad

#DigitalNomad: Florida: Chapter One

Early in the morning, VERY early in the morning, I will be embarking on my first digital nomad expedition.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a digital nomad is someone who can work digitally from anywhere in the world, creating a mobile office wherever the wind carries her. The wind is carrying me to sunny, warm Florida!

So at 1 a.m. Valentine’s Day morning, my trusty MacBook Pro and I will be heading to PDX, flying to Phoenix for a brief layover, then soaring across the country to Tampa. This is where I will find my long-lost friends/clients. Together, our next stop will be the Amelia Island Book Festival for a few days of festivities, and then back to Tampa we go.

In amongst the merriment, I MUST find time to work on client projects. This is where self-discipline comes in handy for graphic designers, especially those of the nomadic variety. So this will be an experiment of sorts… Can I explore bright shiny new surroundings while staying focused on work?

Find out in next week’s blog from the sunny Florida beach!