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Quitting Life Nomadic

As you may have guessed from the title, I am no longer going to be doing Life Nomadic. I'm in the Dominican Republic  now, and will leave as soon as I can find a decent ticket back to Austin. I might go to Haiti first, since I'm already over here, but I'm not sure yet.

There are a bunch of little reasons, but the biggest one is that I feel like it's time for me to settle down. Not completely, with a wife and kids and all that, but I'll at least be staying in one place for a few years. I miss having a house, a car, my own bed and furniture, and maybe most of all: a kitchen that I can keep stocked constantly.

People have been telling me for a while that I should develop some responsibility, and that's probably right. Doing whatever I want all the time is definitely fun, but at some point I have to ask where it will lead in the future. I love kids and know I'll have some eventually. If I keep traveling I may never be in a position to raise them properly.

Anxieties and Worries

On Work in Progress

Did this ever happen to you? One day, everything is going according to the plan, everything is flowing smoothly, the work is going fine, your relationships are excellent, you feel very energectic and next day you are sitting alone in a closed room worrying "what am I doing with my life?".

Anxiety is obviously not a very good mental state to be in, and of course, we all know that we should snap out of it, look at the silver lining, think positive, avoid negative and all that. But I feel that having a concrete set of rules, a standard operating procedure and a specific set of actions to take, goes a long way in helping us deal with anxiety.

Some of the worries and anxieties are very simple: Did I lock the car ? Sh*t! where is my watch? Did I feed the cat ? ...Some are not: What is the purpose of my life, am I living in alignment with it ? What if my soul mate is in a different continent ? What if my passion lies in a field which I haven't tried at all ? so on and so forth ...

It is never about an Immediate consequence. It is not similar to its more palpable cousin : Fear. It is not about losing your job, rather it is about reading somewhere that the economy is not very good and the outlook for the future is not very positive?

We can all agree that worrying is a huge time sink and that it is really bad for emotional well being.

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