Adopting the nomad lifestyle isn’t easy – and you’ll probably face a challenge every step of the way. From being unsure where to begin, worrying about earning on the go, and dealing with unsupportive families, it can sometimes be too much. But, if you really want to embark on this beautiful journey of self-discovery, you should see it through at least once in your lifetime.
If you’re on the cusp of starting this beautiful journey but feel too worried or scared, the following tips are for you!
1. The “American Dream” is What You Want It to Be
Many nomads are observed attacking the “normal” lifestyle to justify following theirs when that should never be the case. Everyone has a limited time to live so why would you want to waste your life living in a way that doesn’t make you happy? For some people, living in a big city, working a corporate job, and getting to buy things for themselves is their Zen. For others, the hustle of trying to reach somewhere is enough to bring them peace. For nomads, though, the world is their canvas just waiting to be painted – just so long as you respect everyone’s life choices.
2. Alone Does Not Mean Lonely
Choosing the nomad lifestyle means you might not have a permanent somebody with you throughout your journey – except, of course, your partner decides to adopt the lifestyle, too. For the most part, to survive, you’ll have to communicate with all sorts of people from across the globe. Once you step out of your comfort zone in this manner, you’ll come to discover new things about yourself. And when you’re put into new and challenging situations, you’re bound to grow. Some nomads like to say that the road is your psychologist – and it’s true. All you need is yourself and the will to push open your boundaries.
3. The World Is Not All Bad
Some places around the world are indeed safer than others. As a rule of thumb, just avoid places that aren’t safe. You don’t need a degree in the “nomad lifestyle” to know that Syria, Iraq, or any other war-prone areas are a no-go. That being said, nomads have found people to be very welcoming and accepting of different cultures and religions. There’s something about seeing tourists in their country that urges locals to help out. Your planet is so vast and beautiful that you can find enough peaceful places and people to keep you accompanied for a lifetime.
Leaving your home to be constantly on the move isn’t simple for most people. After all, what makes people generally feel most safe is their idea of “home.” Remember that home is wherever you are – and whatever place you deem homely. You can find home thousands of miles away from where you grew up thinking it was. But only temporarily… until you find the next one.
And the one after that…