#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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Walking-Nomad-Labyrinth-Bob Davis Podcast 1028

Walking The Nomad Labyrinth

Above all travel is a meditation so walking the nomad labyrinth is what it’s all about. What’s a labyrinth? Learn more in Walking-Nomad-Labyrinth-Bob Davis Podcast 1028.

Mission

Firstly when I pulled away from my house over a year ago to start this adventure I didn’t really have a mission. A reason for doing what I was doing.

Just Driving

Secondly I learned pretty quickly there is a meditative quality to just driving. Just watching the landscape roll by.

Coast To Coast

And this is what I did consistently for a year. Coast to coast. Border to Border. Crisscrossing the Midwest many times.

Slow Down

These days I’ve decided to slow down. Spend some time in places I’m interested in.

Finding A Footing

Therefore my podcasts have been a little more philosophical lately due to finding new footing in a slower travel approach.

Mission Statement For Second Year

Most importantly right now I am working to define a mission statement for the second year of travel.

Just Scratched The Surface

Because I feel like I have only scratched the surface.

Getting To Know A Place

Whether I am in some dusty Texas beach town or here in Quirky Quartzsite Arizona I am spending a little more time to get to know the town and its people.

Cue The Wanderlust

Certainly I haven’t lost my wanderlust.

New Orientation

And I have detailed my new orientation to higher fuel prices.

Campground Is Home

However I was a little surprised at how easily I’ve settled in on a Bureau of Land Management Campground just north of town.

More Time To Think

As a result I have some time to think in some different ways.

Urban Life

For example lately I’m interested in how the pressures and intensity of urban life doesn’t really effect the nomad.

Challenges

Certainly we have our trials and tribulations, but even these often become fun challenges.

Learning New Skills

Even more we’re always learning new skills, back road routes and about new campsites and rigs.

Internal Processes

Finally what has always interested me is the internal processes we nomads experience.

Common and Extraordinary

And I think those experiences are both common and extraordinary among the nomad community.

Walk About Talk About

In short this is what I have decided to talk about when I am relating my nomad experiences.

That is to say there are plenty of communicators talking about the best bike rack to buy for your rig, or where to get new tires and how to dump your tanks somewhere.

Not Easy

On the other hand these sometimes powerfully emotional experiences we have are not easy to put into words, let alone talk about.

Choices

But that is what I have chosen to do.

To sum up some of these musings are better than others, when it comes to a Podcast.

In the same vein it’s all part of the work.

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