Welcome to my travel blog.
Here you will find stories from a newly-hatched digital nomad’s solo journey. My name is Heidi Manøe, I’m born in 91’ and from the cold North, Denmark.
My mantra in life is about asking myself “What do I feel like and what do I want to achieve? ”. I do my very best to fill my life with content I want to do achieve and I am motivated to do.
Living like this has its positive and negative sides. For example, I rarely become really good at sports activities because I’m often engaged in multiple at once or switch to something new. On the positive side, I’m doing what I think is fun and I broaden my horizon. In 2019, I tried 16 different sports activities – I learned to dance salsa, bachata and ran my first two OCR (obstacle) races.
After living for almost 1½ year in Stockholm, I started to feel a need for more independence and adventure in my life. Although loving Stockholm, I wasn’t ready to set roots and I didn’t feel too motivated about my work anymore. Then I read this Instagram quote-post which said “There’s nothing wrong with Mondays. It’s your life that sucks.” – I felt my weekends went by waay to fast!.. Therefor, time for change!
There are so many wonderful places in the world to experience, why wait for my yearly vacation to experience it? Instead, I could take control of my life and create my own path.
“I want to decide where I wake up. When I wake up. What I do when I wake up.”
What will I be writing about? This blog will be about where and how I travel, my reflections and frustrations along the way. I will be searching for bounty beaches, cultural experiences and world-class diving! You can read about experiences and recommendations.
I also plan to review the equipment I use, mostly because I like tech and proper equipment. Maybe you can benefit from my learning and get some inspiration.
In my search to make this lifestyle become possible and comfortable, I’m using a lot of tools and services. Therefore this blog also contains a page with useful links, which all helped me get started on my adventure. Maybe it can be useful for you too.
Why “The Phoenix Effect” you may wonder? To me, it symbolizes being “free as a bird” and a reference to overcome challenges.