Home Life on the Road The Nomadic Homebody

The Nomadic Homebody

I love to travel, I always have. From a very early age, travel has been a part of my life. I love the experience of exploring a new place, meeting new people, sharing experiences and just getting out there.

However,  I’m also a bit of a homebody. As an introvert, I have limited reserves for actually being out there interacting with people, and need my recharge time at home.  And, I just like having a space that is mine.

The two – travel and being a homebody – seem like they would be at odds with each other. And frequently they would be when I had a physical house and I went away to travel. I’d come back from travel full of new experiences, but also exhausted from trying to cram so much in and also needing to catch up on general home life.

However, when I redefined my home to be a small travel trailer that went with me wherever I was – suddenly, the two became quite compatible.   I move my house to where I want or need to be, go out exploring and come back to home that very same day.  All my stuff is there in a familiar surrounding, and I can quickly get recharged.   And I also know that because I’m in an area for as long as I like, I’m not rushed to have to see it all in a set amount of time.

And when I’m in need of more extended recharge at home – or have a work project that I’m focused on completing -  I generally have a fabulous new view out my window that changes on a frequent basis.  I can experience being somewhere different without needing to go far from the house and office at all.

Everyday is travel and everyday is being at home.

And when I have the energy to do so (which is far more often), I have new and exciting experiences awaiting me just a few moments away from my front door.

And add on top of that, that exploring new places no longer requires packing/unpacking, sleeping in an unfamiliar bed or catch up chores when I return – I really can’t imagine a better merging of two otherwise seemingly conflicting desires!

I’m a nomadic homebody!

Cherie has been been a location independent entrepreneur since 1994, working in full scale software development. When she met Chris in 2006, she was at the exact right time in her life to hit the road and combine wanderlust with career. She strives to live a life of conscious intent while embracing serendipity.

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  1. Thank you for this post. I was worried that my extreme introversion would be a problem with a fulltime travel lifestyle, so this posting is very encouraging.

    (I know I am posting all over the place, but I am reading a ton of your blog right now. Great reading!)
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Lifeworks 1.0 =-.

  2. Very well put. You have explained very well why so many people who are not avid travelers are very comfortable traveling with an RV. You truly do bring your home with you. — Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com

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