Second Nomadiversary

Two years ago today I left on this journey of mine. No idea where it would take me (still don’t). No idea what I was getting into. No idea how much fun I would have. No idea where I would go or what I would see. Yet I took off down the road.

As I reflect back on where I have been since this time last year, what I have seen, the people I have met and the experiences I’ve had, I still don’t believe this is my life. I mean that in a good way. A great way, in fact. But I still don’t believe I’m doing this.

Two years ago today I departed, travelled 300 miles (way too far for one day), crossed the Continental Divide, and stayed at my first BLM campground. I didn’t know what I was doing. Had no real plan. Didn’t really know any other people leading the nomadic lifestyle. Yet I didn’t let this stop me. I pressed on into the great unknown. With a smile on my face.

While many people might think that two years is a long time to lead this lifestyle, to live in under 175 square feet and to really have no place to call home, I feel like I have just started. I’m still working on getting my footing. Still wondering how to do things. Truth be told, I hope I never lose this feeling. I hope this never becomes routine. I despise the routine of life that I spent too many years living. I like the unknown. I enjoy not knowing where I’ll be next month. Who I’ll meet. What I’ll see.

I still can’t wrap my head around what I have experienced in the past two years, never mind the past year. Not sure if I really want to. I’m just enjoying the journey, savoring the ride.

Here’s to another great year living the nomadic lifestyle, to all the people I’ll meet along the way, and to the experiences that I’ll have! 🍻

6 thoughts on “Second Nomadiversary

  1. Happy Nomadiversary Marshall! It’s hard to believe that we met almost exactly a year ago when we were all still “wet behind the ears” so to speak. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I’m so glad that traveling brings you such joy. Keep on rollin’ & maybe our paths will cross again soon. Safe journey!

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    • Thanks, Jeanette! Yeah, it’s actually been just over a year since we met in Tejas. Man, does time go by quickly! 🙂 Definitely looking forward to the next time we meet on the road. Soon, I hope!

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  2. Congrats on two years my friend! It’s funny how time works…it seems like it took forever to finally hit the road and now the years seem to fly by (sometimes). And I totally agree, we often feel like newbies, like we’re just hitting our stride and finally figuring out how this thing works…and then we learn something brand new. It’s not a bad life that’s for sure. Here’s to many more years on the road or where ever your dreams take you.

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    • Thanks, Lynn! I still remember meeting you and Clark my first month on the road. That seems like so long ago, yet it seems like yesterday. Time is indeed funny… It’s because of people like you guys that this lifestyle is so great! Thanks for all that you have brought into my life.😊

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