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“Really?” I hear the skeptics chorus. I shouldn’t wait another day? But I have years to explore the world and realize all those dreams I keep in a safe place away from daylight.
Michael and I are what some call ‘digital nomads’. Some refer to it as ‘nomadic living’ and others call it ‘perpetual travel’ or ‘full time travel’. I call it living my dreams.
Some people cannot fathom why I would want to live with no possessions and no security. I was never one to conform to what we are led to believe is ‘normal’.
How Travel Changed Me? – Travel has the ability to change a person and after 16 months travel so far, it has definitely changed who I am, for the better.
The other day someone said to me “I wish I could do what you are doing”. And my reply – “Why don’t you then?”.
A question we get asked a lot is, “How can you afford to travel permanently?”.
We didn’t win the lottery (I wish!), we didn’t receive a massive inheritance from a long lost uncle nor did we rob a bank (as tempted as I have been!). No, it all came down to hard work and sacrifice.
My pre nomadic life wasn’t a bad one. I was content with the path I had taken. I was running a successful business that I enjoyed; I had a great relationship with my husband (although not technically married, after 14 years together and traveling non stop for 365 days together, ‘boyfriend’ doesn’t quite cut it); And we lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. Life was… nice.
Being a permanent nomad brings you many joys. You travel the world; You meet amazing like-minded people; You can go wherever you want, whenever you want.
For me, the best part about being a nomad is the exhilarating feeling of freedom it grants you.
Oren from @42ndclass tells us even being diagnosed with a serious medical condition on the road will not stop him from his dream of long term travel