Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Sienna

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Sienna

In this series, we’re chatting with our Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni about their experiences at a DNG retreat! We’re so excited to feature these amazing ladies and to invite all of our old and new members to join us at our retreat taking place in Javea, Spain this year in June!

Hi Sienna – please tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Sienna Brown and I’m an entrepreneur and expat dedicated to helping others build lives that they love, no matter where they are in the world. I’m originally from New York but have been living in Spain for the past five years.

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I’m the founder of Las Morenas de España which is a platform and community that provides resources for women of color looking to move abroad and build a life they love. I also work for Sun and Co., one of the leading coliving spaces in Europe (and home of the DNG retreats) as the head of communications and business development!

Apart from all of that, I also have a personal brand that focuses on teaching entrepreneurial women how to advance in life through mindset, discipline and habits without burning out. Phew!

While I’m not 100% nomadic (I like routine too much), with my work I have a ton of flexibility to work remotely and hop around from place to place as I please.

 

Why did you decide to join us at the retreat? What motivated you to join?

I joined the first DNG retreat almost three years ago for a few reasons. I had been in Spain for a couple of years already but was really missing the entrepreneurial, driven community that I used to have back home. I don’t remember exactly how I heard about the retreat, most likely on Facebook but when I saw that it was only two hours away from where I was living at the moment, it was an immediate yes!

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I was excited to not just meet likeminded women doing great work but also to explore another part of Spain, which I now call home!

One year later when DNG came back to Javea, I was actually then working at Sun and Co. so I got to attend the retreat again and help on the organizational side of it all.

 

How has the retreat impacted your life as a digital nomad?

The retreat has impacted my life in so many ways!

To be honest, if I had never gone to the DNG retreat I probably wouldn’t have the life that I do now because it introduced me to Javea and Sun and Co. Not only that but the DNG retreat brought together so many wonderful girls who I have since collaborated with and become friends.

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What were your biggest takeaways from the retreat?

Some of my biggest takeaways from the retreat is the importance of learning and growing with other people outside of your field. It was really nice to be able to connect with a ton of women in different sectors but also in different parts of their journey.

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What’s your favourite memory from the retreat?

One of my favorite memories from the retreat was probably laughing hysterically with Anna Le Constant in so many different moments. It was such a freeing feeling to be in a comfortable space and to truly be yourself with a support group of ladies.

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Are you still in touch with any of the girls from the retreat?

For sure! It’s been almost 3 years but some of us are still in touch and support one another personally and professionally.

It’s been really cool to also see how everyone has grown since we first met as well. Post retreat I have also traveled to visit some of the ladies that I met and we’ve also had new experiences together as well.

 

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend?

I’d absolutely recommend the retreat to a friend. It’s an amazing experience and I think it’s a great fit for anyone looking to expand their circles, learn from others and have a good time in paradise!

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I’ll actually be at this retreat (but on the organizational side) so I can’t wait to meet you there!

 

Thank you SO much Sienna for sharing your experience with us! If you’d like to find Sienna online, you can contact her via her ! If you want to find out more about the Digital Nomad Girls retreats, you can find all information here.

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Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Meredith

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Meredith

In this series, we’re chatting with our Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni about their experiences at a DNG retreat! We’re so excited to feature these amazing ladies and to invite all of our old and new members to join us at our retreat taking place in Javea, Spain this year in June!

Hi Meredith – please tell us a bit about yourself!

I’m a graphic designer, 36 years old, from Birmingham, Alabama. When I attended the retreat, I had traveled fairly often before but I was not nomadic. I’ve now been traveling full time while working as a designer for just over a year.

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Meredith is also the founder of the super cute Merdoggo!

 

Why did you decide to join us at the retreat? What motivated you to join?

I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an article on Bustle that was featuring women who had become financially independent in unconventional ways. Jenny was one of them. When I read the description, I immediately thought, this is what I’ve been looking for! It’s what I need to do! And at the end of the blurb, they mentioned the upcoming DNG retreat in Javea, Spain.

I was reading the article I believe just a week or 2 before the retreat was starting, and I immediately emailed Jenny to ask if there were any spots available. Someone had dropped out and I signed right up!

 

How has the retreat impacted your life as a digital nomad?

I’d say in a major way!

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I’d sort of thought about traveling while working before I’d heard the term “digital nomad.” My boyfriend at the time worked from home all the time, I wanted that freedom too, but he wasn’t really into travel.

I was always a traveler before then, and living in NYC was a way to satiate my wanderlust for a long time. Building up to becoming nomadic was gradual, really, it didn’t happen overnight by any means.

But being at the retreat was the big push to get me in a better mindset to go for it. It was thinking about ways to make money and be successful without relying on an employer. At the retreat I was making friends with girls who led these amazing lives, and they were sharing their ups and downs as well.

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It was relatable in so many ways. They were not only impressive because they were traveling, but because they were independent and creating new things – new types of businesses, new ways to organize and stay on track, and simple things like being minimalist.

 

What were your biggest takeaways from the retreat?

I think having the support system was especially great for me. Knowing there are others who either have the same questions I do or already have the answers because they’ve been through it.

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Though I still had a fair amount of doubt in my mind whether I could do it, the ideas and possibilities were more attainable after meeting and talking with others.

The transition was gradual after the retreat. Within a few months, I was practising working and travel by taking a long trip home for Christmas, and a couple of months after that, I was in Thailand with friends I’d met on the retreat.

 

What’s your favourite memory from the retreat?

One night, my new friend Jemma and I had missed a group dinner, because we were working late. We decided to check out a pizza place a block or so away, it always had a lot of people around and seemed popular.

We ordered a pizza for takeaway and stood there for an hour waiting on our pizza. Earlier at the retreat, we had taken personality quizzes, and Jemma and I got the same personality type. We’re both mediators and in that situation both waiting on the pizza neither of us taking charge to ask about where our order was, but just commenting to each other about how long it was taking! 🙂

 

Are you still in touch with any of the girls from the retreat?

I still talk to some of them on a nearly daily basis!

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I meet up with them frequently as well. We plan trips occasionally and take a month here and there in different cities we want to explore. I spent a month in Croatia with 3 of the girls and another in Italy with a few others.

 

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend?

If I had a friend who seemed right for the lifestyle, for sure!

 

Thank you SO much Meredith for sharing your experience with us! If you’d like to find Meredith online, you can contact her via her shop website, Farawild, or via their Instagram! If you want to find out more about the Digital Nomad Girls retreats, you can find all information here.

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Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Melissa

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Melissa

In this series, we’re chatting with our Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni about their experiences at a DNG retreat! We’re so excited to feature these amazing ladies and to invite all of our old and new members to join us at our retreat taking place in Javea, Spain this year in June!

Hi Melissa – please tell us a bit about yourself!

I’m Melissa – a craft beer quaffing, handmade jewellery-wearing, corporate refugee from Brisbane, Australia. My background is in marketing for multinational food companies, and now I’m a freelance brand strategist and run my own business A Brand Is Not A Logo – where I help small businesses and entrepreneurs build meaningful brands.

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I actually don’t call myself nomadic as these days I’m usually in one place… I consider myself more “location independent” which means I can work from anywhere. After a year of travelling in 2016, I found myself back home in Brisbane where I worked solidly on my business and have now started a family (a digital nomad girl in training!).

 

Why did you decide to join us at the retreat? What motivated you to join?

I attended two retreats – the very first one in Javea in 2016 and again in 2017. The first time I was motivated to join to learn more about digital nomad life for women specifically.

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I knew there was more to life than the corporate ladder, and wanted to meet others who were living the life of freedom, travel and work they loved, so I could be inspired. The second time, I needed a boost of inspiration and support (and that’s exactly what I got).

 

How has the retreat impacted your life as a digital nomad?

I’ve seriously made some of the most important friendships in my life from these retreats. I’ve never met a more diverse group of intelligent, determined, fun and supportive women in one place before.

I know that wherever I go in the world, if one of them is in the same place, I’ll have someone to connect and share new experiences with.

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What were your biggest takeaways from the retreat?

The retreats made me realise that there are many different ways to experience a digital nomad or location independent life – and what it is really about is freedom to choose. Most importantly, they confirmed for me that when women genuinely support women, magic really does happen.  

 

What’s your favourite memory from the retreat?

It is so hard to choose just one – but from the first retreat, we saw the moonrise over the ocean while we did yoga together. It was special because it was a super moon. We were all in awe and so zen after our yoga – it was really amazing.

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At both retreats, after all of our hard work, storytelling, sharing and bonding, we have fun nights out and dance together which for me, is all about letting our hair down and solidifying our new friendships.

 

Are you still in touch with any of the girls from the retreat?

Yes! So many of them. I’ve caught up with several of them around the world too which was just so amazing. I have plans to catch up with many more this year, too.

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Would you recommend the retreat to a friend?

Absolutely 100%. No matter what stage of their digital nomad journey, I would tell them that they are life changing – they have been for me.

 

Thank you SO much Melissa for sharing your experience with us! If you’d like to connect with Melissa, you can contact her via her website! If you want to find out more about the Digital Nomad Girls retreats, you can find all information here.

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Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Chelse

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Chelse

In this series, we’re chatting with our Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni about their experiences at a DNG retreat! We’re so excited to feature these amazing ladies and to invite all of our old and new members to join us at our retreat taking place in Javea, Spain this year in June!

Hi Chelse – please tell us a bit about yourself!

Hey there! My name is Chelse Hensley, I’m 28 and reside in the Carolinas (USA) when not traveling. I’ve been semi-nomadic for over 3 years now and love blending the best of both worlds when traveling and also keeping a normal routine for half the year of each.

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I am a Social Media Advertising specialist so I work with brands and businesses to sell products, and events via Facebook and Instagram. I love building sales funnels to help my clients accomplish their business goals!

 

Why did you decide to join us at the retreat? What motivated you to join?

This is my third retreat because Digital Nomad Girls can’t get rid of me 😉 I’ve grown and learned so much from being involved in DNG.

The first retreat, the girls convinced me to leave my 9-5 and operate under my own business, the second retreat solidified my business plan and it’s where I met another Digital Marketer, Bettina Wittman, whom I’ve now been working on projects with for over a year and a half!

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This upcoming retreat, I’m looking forward to brainstorming new ideas for revenue sources, how to best scale my services, and learning from other experts in their fields.

Also, sipping Spanish sangria and coasting the Mediterranean doesn’t hurt either 😉

 

How has the retreat impacted your life as a digital nomad?

Jenny, the Founder of DNG, is famous for saying “there’s no one right way to be a Digital Nomad” and I love embracing that. I’m not a full-time nomad and I truly enjoy having a homebase back in the states and I think that’s important.

It’s a treat to come to these retreats and meet new people and enjoy the beautiful locale as a type of “working vacation” – it’s a bit of a luxury that is worth every penny.

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What were your biggest takeaways from the retreat?

Ha! Well, uh, my first retreat quite literally changed my life forever. From their support and ideas, I was able to take those tools and lay the foundation to start my own marketing agency.

I still keep in touch with many of the girls and it’s like having a group of travel BFF’s all over the world. Some of us have met up in other parts of the world like Scotland, Bulgaria, and the Canary Islands.

 

What’s your favourite memory from the retreat?

Boating around the Costa Blanca in Javea was absolutely stunning and I’ll never forget that day. It was a fantastic activity for us girls – even though a few of us got stung by jelly fish. But hey, now I have a story telling people I got bit by a Jelly Fish on the mediterranean. How many people can say that?

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Are you still in touch with any of the girls from the retreat?

Of course. Just last week I had 2 skype calls with previous retreat members and I speak to my business partner whom I met at the last retreat at least a few times a week. And I had a lovely skype call with DNG Founder, Jenny, for my birthday.

Oh yeah, not the mention LIVING in Bulgaria for a month with Carole, whom I also met in Javea!

 

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend?

If there was a percentage higher than 100%, I’d use it. Do it! It’s worth the investment in memories and applications you can apply for your career and personal growth.

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Thank you SO much Chelse for sharing your experience with us! If you’d like to connect with Chelse, you can contact her via her business, Recharge Social Media or her personal website ChelseHensley.com! If you want to find out more about the Digital Nomad Girls retreats, you can find all information here.

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Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Susannah

Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni: Susannah

In this series, we’re chatting with our Digital Nomad Girls Retreat Alumni about their experiences at a DNG retreat! We’re so excited to feature these amazing ladies and to invite all of our old and new members to join us at our retreat taking place in Javea, Spain this year in June!

Hi Susannah – please tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi! I’m Susannah. I’m 27, and I’m originally from Washington State near Seattle in the U.S. Growing up homeschooled, I never got used to the whole “get up, go to work or school all day, come home, live for the weekends” mentality. I spent the first few years of my working life at a startup, not doing the kind of work I ultimately wanted for my career (writing).

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So, after juggling a full-time job in the tech startup world and freelance writing on the side for four years, I decided to call it quits on traditional employment and write for clients (and myself) full time. That was two and a half years ago, and today I’m based in the Boston area but travel frequently, especially back to Seattle to spend time with family.

 

Why did you decide to join us at the retreat? What motivated you to join?

I found out about the retreat at the best possible time. I was getting ready to quit my job at the startup where I’d been working for four years, and I was really nervous about learning how to manage the day-to-day challenges of working for myself full-time.

I actually found out about the retreat quite late — another girl had dropped out and there was one spot open. Feeling anxious about spending so much money in one go — especially just as I was really launching a new business–I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take the leap, but I knew it was something I wanted to do.

I had a quick chat with Jenny before deciding that it was an investment I needed to make. I’m not a “fate” type of person, but everything lined up perfectly and it felt like this was my chance to build a community and get off on the right foot for my new life.

 

How has the retreat impacted your life as a digital nomad?

It helped me create a community quickly and gave me the understanding that even though working for yourself can feel isolating at times, you’re not alone. There were so many inspiring women at the retreat with the same doubts I had, and it was wonderful to build those friendships, get tips, and realize that I was really doing all right.

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Oddly enough, the fact that almost all the girls had work to do while we were there (just as I did) made me feel like I fit in. Normally, I am the one ducking away for an hour or two to get work done. At the retreat, that felt really normal.

 

What were your biggest takeaways from the retreat?

That we’re all facing the same fears, doubts, and challenges. Some girls had amazing social media accounts, while others had high-level clients. Despite these amazing accomplishments, we all acknowledged the things holding us back, which helped me gain perspective and gave me hope that I could make this life work.

The other takeaway was that having a community rooted in face-to-face relationships is critical, even if most of your interaction takes place online. The retreat was a great way to create that community.

 

What’s your favourite memory from the retreat?

Although there were many great memories, like getting lunch together, yoga, masterminds, and swing dancing in the courtyard, my favorite was probably our sea kayaking expedition.

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It was physically tough, but we were rewarded with a swim in a beautiful large sea cave and had the satisfaction of pushing ourselves to paddle back to shore.

 

Are you still in touch with any of the girls from the retreat?

Yes! I am a happy member of the Inner Circle and enjoy chatting with Jenny on a regular basis. I was also lucky enough to have another of my new friends come by for a visit during a trip to the US the following winter. While I haven’t been keeping up with everyone regularly, the friendships we struck up feel like ones that could just pick up where they left off.

 

Would you recommend the retreat to a friend?

Absolutely! It was an incredible experience and I’d definitely do it again. Beyond getting to know the girls, Sun & Co (and Javea) was fantastic and I have zero regrets about taking the leap and making the investment. I’d be jetting off to Spain again this year if I didn’t have prior commitments for June!

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Thank you SO much Susannah for sharing your experience with us! If you want to find out more about the retreat, you can find all information here. We hope to see you at one of our future retreats! 🙂

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How to Stay in Touch with Friends as a Digital Nomad (+ Freebie Friends Tracker)

How to Stay in Touch with Friends as a Digital Nomad (+ Freebie Friends Tracker)

As digital nomad girls, we get to meet and make friends with amazing people from all over the world. It’s one of the biggest perks of this lifestyle and I love having friends spread across the globe.

But I’d also be lying if I said it’s not difficult to stay in touch with friends as a digital nomad, both new friends as well as old friends and family at home.

 

1. Take responsibility (even if it’s ‘unfair’)

I’m gonna start by dropping a little truth bomb. If you want to keep in touch with all your favourite people, you’ve gotta own it and take responsibility for it – particularly when it comes to stay in touch with the friends and family you ‘left behind’ at home.

I know what you’re thinking: “But it’s unfair, why do I have to be the one who makes the effort?” Sure, in a perfect world your friends would make just as much effort as you do, and some of them (the really special ones) will do exactly that.

 

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But the truth is, you’re the one who left, so you’ll need to be the one that makes the effort. That old saying – out of sight, out of mind – is kinda true. Your friends have their own lives and are doing their own thing, just the same as you. That’s totally cool, but if you truly cherish these friendships, you gotta take responsibility for them.

What does that mean in real life? Well, don’t expect everyone to miraculously know when you’re home for a few weeks. Let them know.

And just how you don’t like it when people think you’re free for a coffee/chat/beer any time of the day just because you’re at home (hello, we are working actually), you can’t expect everyone to drop everything just because you’re in town. So let them know you’re visiting well in advance because they’ve got their own lives to fit you around too.

2. Prioritise (+ Grab Your Free Tracker)

Take a look at your Facebook friend count – you’ve probably plenty of friends. But as on Facebook, not all real-life friendships are created equal.

Whether you’re trying to spend more time with friends at home or with travel buddies on the road, you have got to prioritise. I know this might sound awful, but there’s only so much time in the day.

 

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I know so many people who’ve been roped into having 3-hour coffee breaks with an old work colleague from 10 years ago. Or breakfast with a family friend’s accountant’s second cousin just because they live in the city you’re visiting this weekend.

If you want to meet that old colleague or cousin, then great, go for it. But if you’re doing it just out of a sense of duty or guilt, then think about who you’re taking that time away from.

Could you be spending an extra afternoon with your mum or dad? Or maybe an afternoon more with your bestie?

Prioritise the friendships and relationships that mean the most to you.

If you’re struggling to keep in contact with all your favourite people around the globe, why not use our Keep-In-Touch tracker to help you nurture those most important relationships. You can download it here for free!

 

3. Make time

Often we have limited time to see our friends. Maybe you’re just home for a week or passing through your friend’s town for a long weekend. There’s a tendency to try to fit as many ‘meetings’ into one day as possible or to meet everyone at once.

I’d really recommend not to do that, even if it means you don’t get to see everyone every time you pass through.

Because otherwise you can end up darting between a quick coffee with one friend here, then a rushed lunch with another friend there, then a cup of tea with a third, a quick dinner, a drink …you get the idea. So instead of having a proper chinwag and deeper conversation, like you could if you met one or two close friends over a leisurely few bottles of wine, you’ll find that you’ve only scratched the surface.

 

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Equally, you might be tempted to get a group of 15 friends together for a night, but that can end up with you making small talk with 15 people and failing to catch up properly with anyone. You’ll probably also be answering the same questions 15 times over (where were you? How was it? Where are you going next? …you know the drill).

The same goes if you’re not physically in the same place. If you want to truly stay in touch with your besties, make some proper time. Instead of sending WhatsApp message 10 times a day, set a weekly or fortnightly Skype date. Schedule it into your calendar and treat it as you would any other important meeting.

4. Get creative

If you’re travelling for a long time and simply can’t meet up face-to-face for a long time, then make sure your virtual friendship dates are as fun as possible. There are some fun ways to stay in touch with friends as a digital nomad.

There’s no reason why you have to just sit face-to-face on Skype and just chat. Why not mix it up a little and organise a virtual pamper night with face masks and pizza, like you might at home? (In the Inner Circle, we have mixer parties where we just chat and hang out online!)

Sometimes I meet my friend for a glass of wine on Zoom. We both have a glass or two and catch up. Because it feels a little more like a real friend date, we get to have a more real conversation.

I even know a digital nomad couple who set board game dates with their friends at home. They meet virtually and play games together. A really fun one is Evil Apples, it’s like a rip off of Cards Against Humanity that you can play on your phone.

Think of little ways to make you virtual meetups more fun!

5. Make new memories

The above rule actually applies to in-person catch-ups too. Now that I’m in my 30s, I feel like meetups are getting a bit more boring, or at least predictable.

If you always do the same thing – brunch at the same place, dinner at the same friend’s house – it can get a little boring. It’s really important to make an effort and try to do something new together.

 

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Organise a hiking trip, go to a new museum, take a cooking class together or simply catch up while going for a walk instead of meeting at a cafe.

Instead of reminiscing about the good old days, you’ll be making new memories together.

 

6. The little things count

I know you’re busy, and your friends and family are also busy. So it might not be feasible to plan hikes together or regular online wine and cheese nights.

But that doesn’t mean you should get lazy with your friendships.

If you know you’ve got a busy period with work or travel coming up, why not send your friend a little postcard in the meantime? Yes, those things still exist and you’d be surprised how much people love receiving them!

Or you could send them a little voice message or even video message via WhatsApp or messenger to keep them in the loop and show them you’re thinking of them, even if you’re busy.

Taking a couple of minutes to show up won’t eat into your schedule and can mean so much.

 

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You can also use our Keep-In-Touch Tracker to make sure you don’t leave too long between catch ups!

7. Nothing beats meeting in-person

No matter how great you are at keeping in touch via Skype, if you organise virtual karaoke nights (hey, that’s a great idea actually!) and send your friends postcards and love notes regularly, nothing beats meeting in real life.

I know it’s super hard (almost impossible) to see all your friends regularly, especially if they’re as spread out over six continents as my friends, but it’s a matter of making sure your actions match your values.

I sat down this year and wrote down some of my personal values and I realised friendships are the most important things in life to me (right after noodle soup and freedom) so I should make spending time on them a bigger priority.

Hence, the summer of friendship was born! I challenged myself to be as open and available as possible. Instead of being lazy and hiding behind work, I made a commitment to meet up with one friend or family member every single day while I was home in Munich in July.

Ok, so I’m super extroverted and this actually gives me energy, but I understand this might not be for you. So think about ways you can really prioritise your friendships and meeting up in person.

 

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For my nomad friendships, that means that I’ve committed to attending more nomad events, like the amazing 7in7 conference. Since I attended last year in Barcelona, I knew that these were my people.

That’s why I flew halfway across the world from London to Colombia to make sure I get to spend quality time with them. And instead of staying for just a week during the conference, we’re staying for over a month. Again, that’s to make more time for what matters most.

In August this year, we stayed in Sofia, Bulgaria with a bunch of other friends. We all had our own place, but were there together because we wanted to spend some quality time. It was one of my favourite months this year.

Attending regular retreats, conferences and other nomad events is a goal of mine for the coming years, too.

Our next retreat is happening in June 2019 in Javea, Spain! Join us!

Or join the waiting list here to find out about future retreats!

So, next time you plan your trips, think about how you can organise them to maximise your in-person time with friends.

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