Learning Nomadism

Learning to live as a nomad continues to be a new practice for me. I enjoy it, but still feel like a novitiate.

When I left Truth or Consequences,  I checked into an RV park outside of Santa Fe and quickly ran out to do some touristy things.

I took the trip to the Pueblo ruins, which I had been looking forward to, but then decided to extend my stay by several days. After those were up, I extended my stay again.

Each morning, I would open all of my windows, drink coffee while watching the sun rise over the desert, and then spend the rest of my day getting caught up on work.

After four or five hours of working, I’d feel a nagging sense of, “I live in an RV now. I need to go do something fun!”

I finally realized that I was missing the very point I had just declared to myself. I live in an RV. I am not on perpetual vacation on an RV. I have work to do, bills to pay, a home refinance, laundry, grocery shopping, and doctor’s appointments – all the basic stuff I had in my sticks and bricks house.

It is more enjoyable to do those things with an ever changing view (and following the pretty weather), but, for me, getting use to being nomadic means getting used to being in a new and cool place and not being a tourist.

I actually think this lifestyle may be easier when you still have to work. I wasn’t expecting that.

Hope you all are doing well.

Take care,

Jennifer

sunrise over santa fe desert

sun rising over the desert

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p.s. I did get a chance to visit some cool places with Susan this weekend. I’ll post about that later this week!

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