Hi there, and welcome to Nomad for Nature.
I’ve had several blogs in the past; I had one for my free-spirited lifestyle, one for my writing and one for my photography, in addition to my online photography store, and it was just too much to handle. So I tried to come up with a name that would allow me to include all my blogs into one.
One of my favorite writers is Everett Ruess, aka Vagabond for Beauty. If I had lived in his time and had met him in person, I think we could have been soul-mates. So I did some searches online typing in Nomad for Beauty etc. and the word beauty always brought up suggestions for make-up companies like Cover Girl, which is typical of a consumerist world and something I really don’t want to have much to do with, and so I settled on the word Nature.
Nature is my biggest love. I travel to seek out beauty in nature. I love watching the sun set on continually changing horizons and waking up to different views in the morning. I like sitting up in bed and feeling the air on my face from my vehicle window, just inches away, and having a new view to enjoy as often as possible..
I think I was born with what scientists have dubbed the Wanderlust Gene (DRD4-7r Gene). When I was a child I was already dreaming of escaping dreary old England, and traveling overseas. I even got the paperwork to apply for citizenship in Australia, and was disappointed to learn that it wasn’t going to be possible until I was much older.
I finally escaped England in November 1987 at the age of 25, and flew to the United States on a whim then ended up just staying here. I was illegal for a few years, and eventually paid my fines and got my Green Card. Then in July 2009, I became a U.S. Citizen.
Between my birth in 1961, and the year 2013, I estimate that I lived in about 50 different brick and stick homes (do the math). However, since the year 2004, I’ve primarily lived a nomadic life out of a vehicle, with occasional house-sitting jobs, and temporary homes that have only lasted a few months, weeks or days, and my vehicle has always remained packed for a quick escape. The number of places I now consider home cannot possibly be counted, and none of them have an address that the post office would recognize.
I work part of the year, then spend as many months as possible traveling, hiking, exploring, doing photography and ultimately writing about this wonderful nomadic lifestyle.
I hope you will follow me on my journey, and perhaps you too will consider a non-traditional life, filled with experiences instead of things, while you are (hopefully) still young enough to do so.
~ Roxy ~ a Nomad for Nature