WHILE EVERY remote worker’s journey is unique, the beginning can be filled with similar discoveries, obstacles, and triumphs. I’m nearing the end of my first month as a digital nomad, and every day is still a learning process, but it’s getting easier.
Here’s what to expect when you first become a digital nomad:
1. Culture shock
Culture shock can happen to all travelers, but there’s a specific kind of culture shock that afflicts many digital nomads. We’re not tourists, and we’re not locals — so if you feel a little displaced in your new surroundings, it’s perfectly normal. Take the first day or two to explore your new city to get your bearings, and maybe even scope out some working cafes.