As we’re a little bit visible on the interwebs, we occasionally get contacted by the media to be featured in articles, documentaries and TV spots. We have no drive or goal to be in the limelight, in fact – we’d kinda rather not be. But if there’s an authentic feeling opportunity to share our story to help inspire or educate others, we’ll give it consideration.
Earlier this week we were contacted by a casting company for reality TV shows, asking if they could chat with us to learn more about nomadic lifestyles. We instantly knew we had absolutely no interest in pitching ourselves to be cast, but if we could help with their fact finding – sure.
Our conversation turned to them wanting to learn more about our story – presumably to see if we were interesting enough for reality TV.
They asked… So, what’s your typical day like?
Oh, lets see. Yesterday we:
- Got up, checked e-mail
- Made green smoothies for breakfast
- Took a shower
- Worshipped the cat
- Worked for several hours at our computers sucking up way too much LTE data
- Nibbled on some lunch
- Went for a 5 mile walk
- Went to the grocery store
- Grilled some stuff outside for dinner
- Watched some random stuff
- Worshipped the cat some more
And there you have it, the fabulously exciting and adventurous lifestyle of these technomads. We bet millions of TV viewers would tune in weekly to see that, right? The episode on us doing laundry is sure to be a thriller edition! Oh, can you see the build up to the all exciting ‘dumping the tanks’ expose’??
We’re really not sure what vision folks have about what life on the road is like on a daily basis. As we’re not retired or taking a career break, our lives actually aren’t all that different than any other telecommuter.
We’re not exempt from daily errands and chores.
We’re not doing epic adventures like skydiving, jumping off cliffs, riding elephants across the desert and climbing mountains on a daily basis.
Sure, some days we’re working more hours than others – and we have flexibility to take whatever days we want ‘off’ to run errands or explore. That comes more from being self-employed than being nomadic tho.
The biggest thing that is exciting in the grand scheme of things – is that our mundane daily life can happen in a variety of locations. Our house is a 8′ wide 35′ long metal tube on wheels that has different scenary out the windows on a fairly regular basis.
Thus, our non work free time can be spent exploring new areas and socializing with different groups of people. Today it happens to be Melbourne, FL – nearby my parents, old friends and the beach. Last month, it was Atlanta, GA – where attending a major SciFi Con was just part of a ‘normal day’ for us. Two years ago (where does the time go??) we were jetting off to winter in the Virgin Islands to have routine long work days ending with snorkeling, fruity tropical drinks and tree frogs singing us to sleep.
And yeah, that mobility part is pretty freaking awesome.
But it doesn’t change the fact that really, our daily lives are probably just as mundane and boring as anyone elses. And certainly not interesting enough for Reality TV.
We’re good with that. Actually, thrilled with that.