Saturday, September 5, 2015

Choosing the Nomadic Lifestyle

The Nomad

By definition being nomadic is "of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads" and/or "roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement."  I wouldn't necessarily choose the words "aimlessly, or without a fixed pattern of movement" to describe my lifestyle.  As I would choose a phrase a little something more on the lines of "living where ever my heart desires." 

About a year ago, I decided to sell all of my personal belongings, give up my apartment aka my home, and chose to live a life traveling.  This sounds like something unimaginable or crazy to some of you, like a pipe-dream for others, and/or like an unattainable, unrealistic goal to the majority of you.  As for me... I made it my reality.  I became a Nomad, as some call it. 

This was a lot easier than it might seem.  However, don't get me wrong.  It was and still is in a sense one of the hardest things I've ever done.  To actually become homeless--kind of.  Am I actually homeless?  No.  I just make my home where ever I might be at the moment.  This could be in someone's home, a tent, a hostel, a van, or even renting my own studio for a month or two. 

Can anyone do this?  Yes.  Is it for everyone... No.

There are so many things I never thought would be so difficult before I ventured on this lifestyle.  Like--having to ask your friends if you can stay with them, or crash on their couch from time to time.  This is still one of the hardest things for me to do.  I usually don't have any trouble or difficulty, but I'm constantly deeply dependent on others for opening up their homes to me.  Which is extremely hard being an independent, yet open-minded female.  Yet, I've gotten really good at asking others for help and I'm extremely... EXTREMELY... Grateful!

I would not be able to live this lifestyle without the help and generosity of others.  Speaking of that, I've met some absolutely incredible people along the way.  This being one of the rewards living a nomadic lifestyle.  Beautiful people with beautiful souls.  People that inspire you to follow your dreams.  People that are so sweet, kind, and caring that I would do anything for.  Reminding us that there is so much love and kindness in this world if we allow ourselves open in receiving it.  That being said, I sign off for the day.  Besos y abrazos from one nomadic girl's heart to yours.