In part 1 of this little series, I shared some initial thoughts about why many people don’t travel much, despite their desire to do so. I fully acknowledge that travel can be costly in terms of money and time (though it doesn’t have to be). But while many people say they can’t afford to travel, I believe traveling is possible when we shift our mindsets and our priorities. My theory (actually, “theory” is a generous term . . . let’s call it “speculation”) is that people assume they can’t travel because they have one or two big misconceptions:
I’ve been ruminating on these words from Robert Louis Stevenson for several months now: “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” What I hear in his words is simply this: “It doesn’t matter where you go. Just go.”
I realize that my first post was a sweeping, fly-over introduction of the concept behind this blog and my own heart. Quite a big task for a single post, and I kind of feel like I need to breathe deeply into a paper bag, as it is now public and I’m really doing this whole blogging thing. To be honest, I felt more fear and vulnerability after I shared that post than I did before I took the leap. Thanks to all of you who read that first piece and offered up your kind words. It means so much to me. As I was… Read More
Welcome to The Nested Nomad! I have been dreaming about and planning for this blog for almost a year now. I am so glad you’re here with me as I launch this concept. These are my bottom lines: I love to travel, and I am passionate about living simply. My dream for this blog and community is to learn with you what it means to live simply, consciously, and adventurously wherever you are.