About Me / Background
Since 2009 I have left behind having a permanent address
and become quasi-homeless.
I say "quasi-homeless" because I have had various "homes" such as living
in a bus
, in a trailer, having home bases at various locations throughout
the world and so forth. Generally I have spent about half the time in
Europe and half my time in the states, often based in San Francisco.
My life in this time has been blessed.
But becoming a nomad has some costs and considerations.
First of all, the untethered life is not for everyone. My work as
a dance teacher and as a tech geek generally gives me work that can
either allow me to travel and/or pay for me to travel. It has been
my experience, however, that most people still do not fit well into
this lifestyle, as many of my friends who are also travelling dance
teachers seem to have a tolerance of travel for a few years, after
which they tend to find property to rent or buy which they return
to each week. Homesickness seems to be the norm for most people
after regular travelling, and I have been fortunate not just in
having the lifestyle that allows travel, but I seem to be immune
to homesickness now. When I did have an apartment I found that
I would generally get homesick after about 2-3 months of travel,
but when I left my apartment to live in my bus I found that my
homesickness when travelling abroad completely disappeared - I
think that a great deal of homesickness is created by having a fixed
physical location to go back to.