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August 2019
Islanders: Victoria James
Victoria James (aka Vic) is a bubbly gal from the UK. She's a hard worker who would never pass on grabbing a bite to eat. She's the type of person you want to be around all the time! She spreads love and light wherever she goes. Vic is one of the girls we are hosting here for a Digital Nomad Girls Co-living Summer.

Go for it. Just get it done. Just do it. No regrets, make it happen. Positive vibes.

Victoria James
Travel Writer
What you do and how you do it?
I'm a travel writer for a client based in LA.

How did you start the journey as a digital nomad? How did you change your career and what did you do before?
I was a designer who still worked remotely from home. I sold homewares and stationary that I designed wholesale around the world but my biggest client was in the UK. When they announced Brexit, my sales crashed. I used to blog to promote my website and I ended up making more money from blogging so I decided to change it up and become a writer. I did a little research on digital nomads, managed to bag a client from a digital nomad Facebook group and the rest is history.

What is your favorite/least favorite thing about living life on the road?
I love meeting new people and exploring new places. My least favorite thing is being away from friends and family.

3 first steps on how to get started (for those who want to)?
Get an online job that you could do from anywhere. It's not a lifestyle for anyone. Like Nancy, who we met, she's doing a taster of it. So I'd suggest that's a good idea. I'm an independent person. I like doing things on my own. I think that's important. But there's also a big community so I would do your research. Check that you actually like the lifestyle because I met girls that went home and couldn't handle it. You have to be driven because there's no one to constantly tell you to keep doing your work. You have to motivate yourself and set yourself goals and get the work done. Otherwise, you get lost exploring where you are and you'll never get anything done. Then you'll lose all your clients, not get paid and have to go home!

Why are you a digital nomad?
I was ill for a very long time- eight years. I decided when I got better, I wanted to see the world because life is too short. So I made it happen. Now I'm living my best life and I'm making up for all those years that I wasn't well enough to get out of the house.

What advice do you have for someone else pursuing this lifestyle?
Go for it. Just get it done. Just do it. No regrets, make it happen. Positive vibes.
Also, get a VPN.

Curious about coliving?
Get in touch. We'd love to share paradise with you!
What's your next big thing? I.e. BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) - personal or professional?
I fancy going to a digital nomad conference somewhere in the world and seeing speakers. I'm always trying to better myself and learn new things. So I might do a little course or teach myself something new. I'm considering learning email marketing. I want to learn a new skill to constantly better myself.

What's your take on Las Palmas? What do you like about it?
It's LUSH. This is my first co-working and co-living experience and it has been wonderful. Everyone I've met is really friendly. Co-working has helped me get my work/life balance down because it was rubbish before. I will definitely come back. It's friendly, there's good vibes, positive energy, beautiful people and FOOD.

What's the craziest story that has ever happened to you when you were traveling?
I was in Tunisia and I went to the market section with my friend. I went off to look at this stall and before I knew it, because I'm blonde, I was surrounded by six men who pushed me into the shop and tried to get me into the back room. I was 21 years old at the time. It wasn't a very nice experience. I screamed. My friend and a few other people managed to get me out because they were basically trying to kidnap me. I left a bit shaky but I got out and the men kind of dispatched and went away. I never went back to that market again.

But, I would like to point out that that's not a normal experience and it doesn't happen to everyone. Always be careful when you travel.

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