Day 22 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge – Thoughts on Being a Nomad
One of the biggest attractions to living as a nomad is the endless variety it offers. All the possible means to get around, any level of accommodation imaginable and many spots on our globe are yours to explore. When the world is your oyster, literally, you never run out of options to entertain yourself as a traveler. Is there anything more exciting?
The term routine gets a whole other meaning when you roam about, since it is different wherever you go, another thing I like about this lifestyle. You make your own choices as to when you get up, whether you take a shower, what and where you eat and how your day looks like. The options are diverse enough, so you don’t have to follow a repetitive schedule or boring string of necessary if not anticipated events.
Sometimes, this much variety is overwhelming, especially when you have some trouble making decisions, like I do. Since I am a believer of “never regret what you didn’t do in life, only regret what you did do”, or better even, “don’t regret anything”, it is hard for me to pick between options when it comes to deciding (sometimes even the smallest) things. See, I don’t want to regret a decision later… A bit of restriction in these situations helps, like having dogs onboard as a deciding factor to visiting islands and anchorages, or taking the weather into account when sailing places, or trying to do everything on a tight budget.
With your mind set on the important things in your life, variety comes as a blessing, and being able to pick between options allows freedom, and opportunity to grow, learn, understand and experience parts of your life and of this immense and beautiful world.
(That being said, my adventurous spirit led to experiencing a sensation I had not felt in a long time, this weekend: physical pain! I fell on my left hand, braced by a rock while hiking. The middle finger was hyperextended – bent the wrong way – so my left hand is swollen and in pain. At the moment, I can only use my right hand to live my life. Another new experience, one that altered my current routine. The worst part is that my remaining blogs of the A-Z challenge have to be written with one hand now, so forgive me if they become a bit shorter!)
How do you find variety in your life or your job? Do you have a hard time making decisions? What are your biggest regrets?
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