The Nomadic Life: More Experiences, Fewer Things
We adapted, we learned. We appreciate each unique experience; we have long forgotten what we left behind. We are purely addicted to seeing new landscapes in foreign lands, to breathing, hearing and tasting new cultures. We thrive with the challenge of the unknown, and love wondering where we will go next.
And now that we have uncovered that living on the road is cheaper than living in one place, and that we have skills that can allow us to sustain an income online, we have no plans to stop.
To think that a garden gnome, or a dozen fresh-smelling jersey cotton dresses may have kept us from this in the past is now inconceivable. We would have missed out on so many breathtaking experiences: leading dog-sleds near the Arctic Circle, gazing upon the world wonder of Petra, and even becoming godparents to a Honduran baby.
It's all a trade-off, in the end. Every 'thing' purchased could be a life-changing experience lost.
Will you regret it?
Dalene is a digital nomad who has been traveling the world since 2009. Follow her journey at: http://www.hecktictravels.com
All images courtesy of Dalene Heck.