Our personal feelings determine whether the act of settling down is positive or negative in our life. Some of us can run, waving our arms in the air at the slightest hint of settling down, while others find all ways to speed up the process.
Growing up, I never gave much thought to settling down; it was a strange concept. Like most people with similar beliefs, I envisioned living alone in various places, from big cities to sustainable tropical communities, never finding a place of rest. In college, I even titled a poetry trip “Nomadic Mind” because I was a wanderer in life. I had set the precedent for the life of an early young adult, and by the age of 27, I had moved 11 times in and out of six different cities, and I still have the urge to move again.
Why Settle When You Can Roam?
While it’s probably best to settle in and rebuild the savings that I keep depleting with every move, I can’t sit still. Settling in a place is right next to marriage and having children. Over the years, I have seen my peers go through similar cycles in their lives. They would get married, find a home and have children, and then proclaim their inability to move for jobs or new experiences because they settled down. They had accumulated so many responsibilities that they could no longer take so many risks.
Life for the restless is about taking a lot of risks. Every year I take advantage of a new opportunity that takes me out physically, spiritually, and financially. Fortunately, I don’t take risks alone. My partner is also quite restless. This year he left his job at random to move to Charlotte with me with only a few thousand dollars in savings. He didn’t know what to expect and he went searching for a job until an opportunity presented itself. Just at the right time, you landed a job as a digital marketer with no experience.
Find Alternative Ways To Escape
We are aware that our situation is unique to us and we know that many do not have the same opportunity. Continually moving from one state to another is not always feasible as it is fraught with unforeseen expenses. We must also adapt to new people and experiences constantly. The trait of flight in me still wants to run without limits, but I am learning that there are ways to move without uprooting your whole life, such as:
For the amount of money you would invest in moving expenses, you could go on vacation to a luxury resort in another country. Our moving expenses for the last two years could probably total more than $ 5,000.
GET A HOTEL
Sometimes the best getaway is a single hotel room for you. You can add to the appeal of a hotel room by making sure you have a great view and easy access to the delicious food that you can of course take with you.
Good mediation skills can send you to faraway places. There are real meditation practices for escaping reality.
READ A BOOK
Reading is not only fundamental, but it also enables your mind to drift off to new places. Creating a vision in your mind is easier to make with fiction novels, so put the self-help book down.