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Digital nomad in Denmark

In August of 2017 I left my life behind to start a new adventure. I moved to (Horsens) Denmark to study my university degree in computer engineering.

 
 

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The purpose of this change was to grow as a person, to experience other environments and to be able to stand on my own in all aspects of daily life. But without any doubt the main objective was to pursue my university studies in a different environment than the one I had had for the last 15 years.

As a result, I had thousands of my opportunities, such as for example starting my career in a field I totally different to the one I am studying at university, marketing.

Finding a job in central Jutland is far from easy, it is a real challenge and unfortunately not everyone is able to find one. In general when it comes to finding a job,  knowing Danish is a great advantage. There are also jobs offered by international companies where only English is required, but you have to be watchful because they fly. Most students choose to work in warehouses on night or day shifts, where there aren’t fixed schedules, you have to wait for them to call you, you could say that the schedule is a lottery. Warehouse jobs are more the most popular, along with babysitting or cleaning.

No doubt I saw this idea as impossible, usually companies look for people with solid studies, people with experience. And what I was looking for, a job that would allow me to travel and work at the same time was complicated and almost elusive to find.

Once month after my arrival to Denmark I found a job as a country marketing manager for a men’s fashion company – Trendhim. For me it was like my dream came true, fashion is my  passion and I never imagined that I could have access to it with only 19 years.

This job not only helps me increase my knowledge in other fields, but also allows me to work with my two of my great passions, fashion and travel.

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Being a marketing manager is nothing but benefits, such as being a digital nomad. Having a job that only requires a computer and a good Wi-Fi connection, allows you to do it from anywhere in the world. Being travelling one of my favorite hobbies I decided to start this adventure.

However, it is not necessary to travel the world to be a digital nomad, the fact of not feeling tied to an office already makes you a freelancer. I spend most of my time in Denmark, due to my university studies. But every three months I usually travel around Europe. And luckily my work does not stop me.

Nowadays, one year later I have worked in six different countries (Denmark, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Great Britain), when I was sick at home, when I had to visit my family in Spain, and even when I wanted to travel with my friends. All I need is my computer and a Wi-Fi connection.

Twelve months later, I am travelling the world while working, with a new life, dealing with it in another way, with an open mind and an adventurous spirit.

Thanks to this experience, I am able to focus on my future, on growing as a person.

In short, if you are one of those who love to travel and you are thinking of being a freelancer my advice would be to be as prepared as possible before making such an important decision , if you want to maintain a good lifestyle. When it is about going abroad many factors have to be taken into account, for example: time, if you really need a change in your life, the ease of finding apartments and the quality of life.

You can always undertake this adventure without having a clear idea of ​​what is going on and learn over time. However, it is much easier to have your mindset ready until your experience begins to be successful.

You could say that being a digital nomad is like living in a dream with your eyes open, working doing what you love, travelling. If you want to get more information or get to know me a little more, do not hesitate to read my blog.

Author

Sara Lopez – Contact: sara-lopez.com

Country Marketing Manager Spain/UK at Trendhim

Student at VIA University College, Denmark

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