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 soulmates. 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 the beauty in nature. I love watching the sunset 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.
ALSO, READ MY NOMAD LIFE.
~ Roxy ~ a Nomad for Nature