Is-Nomad-Life-Over?-Bob Davis Podcast-1129

Is Nomad Life Over?

Firstly it’s a good time to ask Is Nomad Life Over? Details in Is-Nomad-Life-Over?-Bob Davis Podcast-1129.

Fully Committed

Secondly while I remain fully committed to the nomad lifestyle I wonder whether the trend is starting to fade.

Reality Bites

Certainly the longer I do something the more I see the reality in it.

Community

But these days I am not feeling the much vaunted nomad community as much as I used to.

Social Media Presence

Another key point are the Vanlife and Nomadlife Instagram posts.

As well as YouTube videos.

And videos on other platforms.

False Reality?

Undeniably the reality is often not the picture presented in social media.

Unquestionably there are difficult days.

Sublime Moments

Notwithstanding those difficult days there are truly sublime moments.

In fact that’s why I still want to live the nomad life.

Trend Starting To Wear

In view of all this though it feels like the trend is starting to wear.

To put it another way I am seeing a lot more RV people out here these days than straight up nomads.

Attendance Spotty

In addition attendance at some venerated ‘nomad’ events has been spotty.

Economic Hardship

This is said to be on the account of economic hardship.

On the other hand it seems to me more Americans are being called back into the work place.

Therefore barnstorming around the country isn’t as easy as it used to be.

With that said it doesn’t mean there is a great desire to be physically present.

But there it is.

Meaning and Purpose

Even more I think there might be some questions about what it all means.

In fact a great purpose.

Negative Experiences

On the negative side I’ve had some experiences and there have been some situations out here this year that should raise eyebrows.

Sustainable

All in all one wonders what is needed to create a sustainable nomad experience?

Eventually further technology improvements will only make nomad life easier and more productive.

In the meantime we’ll see you out there.

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Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1127

Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024

In the first place it’s winter and a good time for this nomad to check his state of mind. Details in Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1127.

Struggling

Secondly I find myself struggling a little bit as 2024 opens.

Gut Check Time

Therefore it’s a good time for a gut check.

In the long run I like to run.

That is to say I feel better when I am traveling.

Staying Put

Although at the present time I am still in the mode of staying put.

The reason for that being higher fuel prices.

Certainly over the past two or so years I’ve found solace in staying put and saving money that would have been spent on fuel.

Beginning Of Change

But we may be seeing the beginning of some pretty solid reduction in prices for fuel.

Therefore I am feeling restless.

Check List

Even more I have developed a sort of check list to determine my state of mind.

Mindfulness

Equally important is the idea of mindfulness.

Although a cliche these days mindfulness is important.

Trance State

The idea being we nomads might run through the same tasks everyday…

and that allows the mind to float.

Yes that is to say we are often in an almost trance state.

Analogous to forgetting which route you took to work this morning.

Or whether I took my vitamins…

And brushed my teeth.

Being Present

In contrast being mindful is being present for all these tasks.

Accordingly this is how we can also be present for the many interactions we have with people every day.

State Of Mind

I find above all these are important metrics to be aware of when it comes to state of mind.

With this in mind I don’t really get depressed.

In fact I get restless and frustrated.

Even bored.

In the hope that I can get back on the road soon.

Henceforth Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1127 is a peek into the day to say state of mind for this nomad…

and perhaps others.

Desert Winters

Lastly I know winter in the desert is considerably easier to take than winter up north.

Wind Storms

On the other hand this podcast was recorded in the midst of a huge windstorm and figures prominently in it.

Salute To A New Year

Finally here’s a salute to the new year…as well as to my planning!

and whatever it brings.

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Nomad-Thanksgiving-Bob Davis Podcast 1121

Nomad Thanksgiving

Firstly there will be turkey for this Nomad Thanksgiving. Details in Nomad-Thanksgiving-Bob Davis Podcast 1121.

Counting Of Blessings

Secondly there will be a counting of blessings.

Planning

Finally there will be some planning for the future.

Big History For Thanksgiving

Above all Americans will be surprised to learn that Thanksgivings Per Se are not exclusively American.

In fact Pilgrims in Massachusetts and early settlers in Virginia would have brought the concept of a day of thanksgiving with them.

Because such days have been common going back eons.

Therefore counting one’s blessings on this day is the primary reason for the day.

Pressure Day

Unfortunately we have turned Thanksgiving into an affair fraught with pressure.

Pressure Season

Indeed the whole ‘holiday’ season from here on can get a little ridiculous.

Rad

So, having a nomad thanksgiving with a band of merry travelers under the Arizona sky can be pretty rad.

Even more my anxiousness this time of year always gives way to thinking about and sketching out plans for travel in the coming year.

Paradise

Compared to drunken uncles and screaming arguments about politics back home…

Nomad Thanksgiving is Paradise.

As a matter of fact I cherish this time of relative quiet to review my past travels…

And to hash over batteries, bathrooms and other issues…

Or places to check out in future travels…

With the crew.

Of course in between mouthfuls of store bought Thanksgiving Dinner and Pecan or Pumpkin Pie.

Surprisingly there will be no football games on TV or dad falling asleep on the couch this year.

Nomad Thanksgiving Is Like Eating At The Kid’s Table

Significantly it will be like eating Thanksgiving Dinner at the kid’s table so many years ago.

More Fun

Undeniably more fun than at the table with the ‘adults’.

That said it is unquestionably important to give thanks to friends…

And family…

And as a matter of fact fellow travelers.

No Pressure

All things considered it’s a great time because there’s no pressure.

In brief grab a couple of tables.

Throw out the paper plates.

Grab the dinner from the store.

Make a fresh pot of coffee.

And finally sit down.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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