Wild At Heart: The Musings of a Wanna Be Nomad

Posted July 7, 2013 by @Angelized_1st in Article, Daily Prompt / 0 Comments

Syndey, Australia 2010

Daily Prompt: If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a “home base”?

I’ve always wanted a job that would allow me to travel. My whole life I’ve traveled, and I always thought it would be great if I could be paid doing it. Though I do continue to travel, my life doesn’t really allow me to do it as much as I’d like. 12 years ago I picked up my belongings and moved from Michigan to California. Having gone to college in state, I had never moved away from home before. Unless you count the month I lived in Siena, Italy back in 2000. While it was strange to be so far from my parents, it wasn’t that bad. In California, I have lots of family, so it wasn’t like completely starting from scratch. I often wonder if I could pick up and move again to some place where I don’t know anyone, and even have planned such a move on a few occasions.

I’ve considered moving back to Italy, or living in Japan. I even considered joining a friend in Dubai for a year. What’s stopped me? The idea of being so far from my friends and family for such a long period of time. What if I end up in trouble? What if something goes wrong? These thoughts constantly fill my mind when I consider making such a drastic life change. In all of these plans I have a job attached, so I do plan on a source of income that could solve these problems should the arise, but I still always chicken out. While I do believe I could pick up and leave home for days or weeks on end, I’m not sure I could move around endlessly for long periods without a home to return to. Maybe one day I’ll luck out and start a career that will allow me to travel more. Until then, it’s always nice to have a home to come back to.


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