What is Ottsworld? It’s my journey from from traditional cubicle to digital nomad.  I inform and (hopefully) amuse you on the topics of  Travel, Photography, and Life.  If this is your first visit – I suggest you start with Start Here – it will guide you through the site and  provide you some of my best and most popular blog posts.

About Sherry:

gnomeI am currently in my early 40’s and have been on the road since 2006.  How did I become a digital wanderer, New Nomad, and career break guru?

I quit my corporate IT job in 2006 and said goodbye to blackberries, meetings and New York City. My original intention was to simply take a career break and come back after a year and determine next steps.   I traveled around the world to 23 countries, finding a new exciting world outside of my office walls.  My eyes were opened to possibilities and the beauty of simplicity; I didn’t want to go back to my old corporate existence.  Instead I sold my possessions and relocated to Vietnam to teach ESL, do photography, and continue building a blogging and writing presence.

I now continue to wander the world solo without a home.  I still teach occasionally, do freelance work, housesit, volunteer, and anything else that sounds exciting and comes with a bed.  Sometimes it’s great, and sometimes it’s not so great; it’s just my nomadic life.

For some more in depth info – check out 25 Thing You Didn’t Know About Me; you may be surprised.

I hope you decide to join me on the journey as it continues; you never know where you’ll go with me next!

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To really see where I came from and how this really evolved  – check out these popular posts:

I wrote this post prior to my departure in 2006:
This is me then…

A post right after I finished my initial 16 month career break:
This is me middle…

A post after a year spent in Vietnam and a new career direction:
This is me now…

A post after 6 years on the road and look at how my life has changed:
This is Me 6 Years Later...

If this isn’t enough and you are a stalker…you can see some of my other published writing:

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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Where am I and Where am I going?

Minnesota/Wisconsin -> Nebraska

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