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.
I 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...
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