BLOGGING ABOUT NOMADIC LIFE ALONG WITH OTHER COSMIC
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My name is Mary Ellen Telesha, and I’m a modern day nomad, living full-time in a converted mini-van. It has some crazy-assed ups and downs, (which I share here) but after 2 years, I’m loving it more than ever.
This is a place to share my nomadic journey, along with some other random cosmic stuff. It’s pretty unstructured, and tends to be more more inspirational than practical — if you’re looking for practical guidance on the nomad life a great place to start is with Bob Well’s CheapRVLiving.
Written during my first year on the road, here’s some of the agonies and ecstasies of nomad life. Not just about nomadism, but about how to navigate life’s changes without losing your mind!
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SO WHY WOULD SOMEONE GIVE UP THE COMFORT AND SHELTER OF TRADITIONAL STATIONARY HOUSING TO BECOME A NOMAD?
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE THIS RADICAL AND SOMETIMES CRAZY DIFFICULT LIFE?
For me, it boiled down to this:
A yearning to really LIVE my life, and not just exist.
I get to see places and have experiences that would never happen if most of my income went to pay rent and utilities, just to sit in one place the rest of my life.
Becoming a nomad isn’t for everyone, but here are some other reasons modern day humans choose a nomadic life:
To exit a materialistic/consumerism lifestyle.
To travel and see more of the world.
Wanting to live closer to nature.
To escape an unfulfilling life.
To escape themselves.
To escape unhappiness or another undesirable emotional state.
To save money.
Health reasons, such as mold exposure/illness.
Feeling of control in an otherwise out of control world.
Hiding from someone or something.
Wanting to live authentically.
Wanting to find a like-minded community.
To heal physically.
To heal emotional turmoil or trauma.
To live a more meaningful life.
Wanting to LIVE before we die.
A deep craving for more meaning in our lives.