This is my first time answering the Daily Prompt. This prompt’s reference to choosing nomadism is eerily applicable to our current household discussions.
Call me boring, but I like a life with a home base. First it was Berryville, then Beloit College, and now Moscow. People who move around so often are incredibly brave but it certainly isn’t the lifestyle for me.
I’ve always felt that I’m quite middle of the road, travel-wise. Compared to many people from my small Virginia town, the fact that I went to college 1,000 miles away and then shipped off 5,000 miles at the tender age of 21 makes me a pretty large, certifiable anomaly. However so often while living abroad I meet people who have infinitely more impressive lists. “I’ve lived in Russia for three years” seems far less interesting than a list of “Prague, Moscow, Seoul, Vienna, Madrid…”
However, on the brink of a major life change, I’m for the first time close to ending my 3-year stints and officially going for an off-the-grid nomadic experience. If the Russky’s visa case is denied tomorrow, he and I may be plotting an outrageous plan that include a car, a large country, and a healthy case of nomad-ism to combat our stuck-in-Russia blues.
As my days are spent simultaneously planning for a long-term move and checking out the auto buy ads in the Moscow region, I guess all I can say is that life has shown me that I’ll be a nomad if I’ve exhausted all my other options. Not exactly the take-charge heroine one dreams of, but it works for me!
What’s your answer to this prompt? Are you a nomad, somewhere in the middle like me, or a designated stay-at-homer? Would you change your status if you could?