Hola! My name is Susan Moore and my love of travel inspired me to become a digital nomad. Now I enjoy traveling while still earning a living as a bookkeeper. I run my business on the road! Read more about the nomad lifestyle here.
There was a time when I was afraid to travel at all, never mind travel alone. I got over that little bump in the road.
My first solo trip was in 1993 when I spent 7 months traveling Southeast Asia in the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Having lived in Canada all my life I was in awe of this new world. All of my senses were treated to new and exotic experiences.
It was life changing and extraordinary in so many ways. I returned home only because the money was running out and all I could think of was how much I wanted to travel again, to see more of the world. I discovered that I preferred to collect experiences rather than possessions.
I loved the fact that I could stuff all my things into one bag carried on my back. It was an amazing feeling of freedom. I’ve been a bit of a minimalist every since.
I lived in Austin Texas from May 1999 to September 2015, but I am originally from Calgary Alberta. I have also worked in Siberia and Nigeria, two places that not many people have the chance to visit.
Applying for the job working in Russia was something I never would have done had I not been traveling around Southeast Asia on my own for several months prior. Travel builds confidence – the idea of working in Russia sounded exciting, although I had no idea that I would be working in Siberia rather than someplace just a little more cosmopolitan. St Petersburg or Moscow were the cities I had envisioned when I saw the ad in the newspaper.
In Austin I daytraded for a living for six years. Afterwards I started my bookkeeping & QuickBooks training business. Being an entrepreneur offered me a lot of flexibility and I made a conscious decision to travel more often. With all the technological advances in communication and computing I am now able to keep in touch with my clients and work while traveling.
On September 30th 2015 I packed up Yar-Yar (my 2009 Toyota Yaris) and began a new chapter in my life. After exploring the possibility of living a nomadic life I decided to take a chance and try it out. I am calling this my lifestyle experiment.
When I started dreaming about being a nomad I thought I would leave the USA to travel around South America but I changed my mind. I decided to keep my car and take a long term road trip around the USA and Canada for at least a year. Maybe two years. Maybe ten years. I have no idea where this new path will lead me. I am certainly enjoying the journey so far!
I plan to see much more of the world. Australia and Antarctica are the remaining continents I haven’t yet visited and I must not neglect them too much longer.
I’m looking forward to future adventures around the globe and sharing the photos and stories with you!
Wishing everyone safe and happy travel!