32yo Australian male.
The truth is, I have no 'end game'. I could be anywhere doing anything in one, five, ten years.
This idea, traveling the world and working from a laptop, was a dream of mine, something to work towards, and it took a few years of hard work and sacrifice to get here. I have been traveling Asia for seven months now with no plans to return 'home' soon. If anything, I hope to get to Europe and then do this for another few years there, before returning to Australia.
With all of that said, I wonder about this every day. What am I doing? And why? What is the opportunity cost?
I'm not saving any money, I'm living on what I make online, and this is obviously not smart to do long-term.
I spent three months in Saigon recently. While there, I found myself thinking, I could live here. Maybe for a long, long time. I never expected to feel that way about any Asian city, let alone one in Vietnam of all places. There is so much opportunity in that part of the world right now. A man with ideas and work ethic could set himself up quite well in Saigon. Booming and blooming city imho.
At the same time, I think I could return to Australia and settle in to a normal job and life well enough. I did what I wanted (needed?) to do, I had a dream and worked towards and achieved and lived it for a while. I'm not the same person I was when I first thought this was such a great idea, perhaps it is time to try out the normal life again for a while.
tl;dr Been traveling and working from laptop for over seven months now, no long-term plans, nfi where I will be in the future, think about this a lot.