#Nomadlife-Lessons-Part One-Bob Davis Podcast 1139

#Nomadlife Lessons Part One

Altogether after many years as a nomad it’s time to share some lessons in #Nomadlife-Lessons-Part One-Bob Davis Podcast 1139.

With this purpose in mind I set out to cram all the lessons into one podcast.

But it turns out I have a lot of content to share when it comes to nomad lessons.

State Of Mind

In #Nomadlife-Lessons-Part One-Bob Davis Podcast 1139 I begin with our state of mind when we first test the nomad waters.

Accordingly there’s some discussion about economic conditions these days.

Conditions Before You Go

That is to say conditions which might drive people out on the road and into #Nomadlife.

Firstly there is the fact that housing has not decreased in price despite the reduction of inflation.

Triggers

Even more most working people have thirty to forty percent less buying power than they did in 2019.

Certainly part of the reason I got rid of just about everything I owned was the increasing price of rent.

And the overbearing nature of efforts to contain the pandemic.

After that being on the road meant being free.

No More Free Money

In addition back in 2020 there were a number of pandemic relief funds and incentives which helped many to adopt the nomad lifestyle.

All of the sudden those measures are no longer available…

Back To Work Peasant

Significantly as well these days more businesses are exhorting workers to return to the office.

So I think the bloom might be off the rose slightly when it comes to hitting the road…

On the other hand this reality can also be a trigger for chucking the nine to five suburban lifestyle.

Especially when you consider some commutes are now seventy minutes long.

Romance Is Still Strong

However that does not diminish the romance of this alternative lifestyle.

Revenue Stream

Therefore these days one has to have some kind of revenue stream to do this.

Obviously retirees have savings, pensions and social security.

Contrarily younger people might not have those resources.

And you don’t want to hurt your own savings or future retirement.

Temporary Jobs

In view of this fact I spend a little time sharing what I know about some of the temporary jobs available ‘out there’.

Forget YouTube

On the negative side many future nomads imagine themselves making bank from their YouTube channel.

Of course if you have experience creating content that’s one thing…

But chances are a YouTube channel or Instagram is not going to foot the bill for a nomad life.

Most Nomad Content Include Lists

Finally I see a lot of content on line about ‘the three things you have to do before becoming a nomad’ or ‘the sixteen things you need’ and so on.

Certainly some of this is good advice…

Adventure

Equally important though, is the sense of adventure that comes from not knowing too much about something before you do it.

Enlightenment

And realizing you’re getting a lot out of something as you do it.

Detail

I’ll give you a little more content in detail about what this experience is like in the first of these two #nomadlife lessons podcasts.

No Regrets

In conclusion unlike many of the posts these days decrying the lifestyle I have not regretted doing this for one day.

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 Not About Quartzsite Arizona

Above all this is not a podcast about Quartzsite, Arizona. Certainly I am podcasting from this dusty truck stop town but there’s a lot more to talk about than what’s going on here. Details in Not-About-Quartzsite-Arizona-Bob Davis Podcast 1123.

Restless

Firstly I am getting restless.

Wanderlust

That is to say the old Wanderlust is back.

Talk About It

Furthermore since I’ll be stopped down out  here in the desert for awhile let’s talk about restlessness.

Undoubtedly all nomads and travelers feel this restlessness or wanderlust every now and then.

High Vibe

To begin with when I am on the road I feel the highest vibe.

Then when I come ‘home’ to a campground with other nomads I will spend a few weeks stationary.

Or when I return to the Midwest in the summer I am not moving.

Restlessness Returns

Then eventually the restlessness returns.

We All Feel It

I general I think anyone who travels feels this every now and then.

Wanderlust Is A Thing

In fact an experienced traveler or digital nomad might say wanderlust is a thing.

Lots Of Nomads And RV People

As far as Quartzsite Arizona is concerned there are a lot of nomads and RV folks here right now.

YouTube

In this case everyone seems to have a YouTube channel.

Therefore a lot of content about this place and the goings on.

Like High School

Another key point as far as this podcast is concerned is the fact that this miniature media ecosystem can be a lot like high school.

Driven Deeper

Because of this I am driven to go deeper.

No Small Talk

Firstly I don’t do small talk…

No Copying

And I don’t care about what others are doing.

Even more I take a dim view of copying others.

Real Talk

So it is time to talk about something real.

Desire

With this in mind where does the desire for new travel experiences come from?

Time

In effect I think it has something to do with the fact that we are all traveling through time.

Life Is Short

Maybe wanderlust springs from a hidden desire to compensate for the undeniable fact that life is short.

Although this may be true many people compensate by building businesses, families and communities back home.

And I celebrate that.

Different Animals

But a traveler is a different animal.

In sum we seek something new and different.

Or we seek to learn.

We’ll talk about it.

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Coffee and Friends In Quartzsite

Firstly there’s nothing like connecting with old friends over coffee in Quartzsite, Arizona. Details in Coffee-Friends-In-Quartzsite-Bob Davis Podcast 1122.

Video

Secondly my friend Robert appeared with me in a Peter Santinello video about six months ago along with our friend Mike. Grab that video here.

Reconnect

So it’s great to reconnect along with all our other camping buddies here in the desert. Mike’s Podcast with me is here.

Old Friends and New Friends

Without a doubt camping here is all about connecting with old friends and new ones.

Masters Program In Nomad Life

In addition we enjoy discussions about how others do what they do.

In fact it’s like a masters program in nomad life.

Coffee

Therefore the first thing we do almost every morning is make coffee.

Bring A Chair

And we bring a chair to sit down and hash out the day.

Robert is joining me for this podcast in the same fashion.

Life Experience

All in all Robert has a lot of life experience and a great sense of humor. Robert is the Darq Nomad on YouTube. Click here for his channel.

All things considered one of the things that makes nomad life Quartzsite style so great is our combined life experience.

Allergy To Being Inside

As has been noted in these pages I was surprised to learn many of us have developed an allergy to being in a house too long.

It was for this reason I spent the summer camped along a lake shore.

Same Experiences

And I was surprised to learn several of us had the same experience.

Taking Risks

Even more one of the things I like about Robert is his willingness to take risks to get things done.

Upgrading To Utility Trailer

In Coffee-Friends-In-Quartzsite-Bob Davis Podcast 1122 Robert explains how he upgraded to a utility trailer build this summer.

To explain Robert took food service and retail jobs to help the build along.

And keep him out of a house.

This Is Home

In truth we feel at home in these campgrounds.

Certainly I think friendship is key.

But the warmth doesn’t hurt.

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