Planning


Jack London State Park

Most of my life, I have spent almost all of my money on experiences, not stuff. When I did acquire stuff, I got rid of it fairly soon after I bought it.  Looking around my room, almost everything I own is less than two years old. These days, most of my shopping is done at thrift stores unless I can't find what I am looking for. 

I don't regret anything I have gotten rid of. Once in awhile it is inconvenient to replace things, but I get over it fairly quickly. A nomadic lifestyle is conducive to living a minimalist lifestyle. I feel most comfortable when I can fit all of my belongings into a duffel bag. I fondly remember my army green duffel bag I stuffed all of my clothes, journal, and personal care items into after I lost my farm in 2011. It felt good to have everything that I owned with me at all times in one place. When I moved or stayed over with my family or later at pet sit client's houses, my duffel bag was my constant companion.

Nowadays, I am trying to fit all of my belongings in a backpack and day backpack. I have a ways to go. I've been sorting through clothes, giving away a stack of books, and using up all of my hair products and extras until I get down to my travel bags. 

We are not ready to travel yet. Of course, we have to wait until the shelter in orders are lifted. Through-out the day I flip through my California Road & Recreation Atlas, watch my favorite nomadic YouTubers, and google camping sites. I downloaded a book from my library through the Hoopla app about a Canadian Couple on a road trip through America from Mojave Desert to the Louisiana Bayou. There is a theme here.

I love road trips. 

Today, we are staying home, sheltering in. Having exhausted all errand running the past couple of days. I will need to motivate myself somehow to walk around the familiar neighborhood. It rained last night. I am watching the sunlight dry the wet leaves and listening to the birds singing and chattering while a breeze gently flutters and brushes the trees.

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving"
Lao Tzu

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