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I became a remote, independent worker in 2010, before it was considered cool. I worked from home, juggling three to four freelance writing jobs at a time, and made three out-of-state moves in three years without having to give up most of those gigs. My lifestyle provoked comments from others such as, “You’re like a butterfly!” “It must be really hard to make friends,” and even, “Are you running from the law?”

Now, there’s an official name for the lifestyle – digital nomad, which essentially means someone who can work online from any geographical location, and takes advantage of their location-independent status by traveling frequently and experimenting with life in different locales. There are nearly 2.5 million “digital nomad” hashtags on Instagram, and a Reddit thread of the same name has over 436,000 members. And, services like Airbnb and ride-sharing apps make it possible to live in a new city temporarily without worrying about apartment leases, moving companies and cross-country road trips.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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