“Where do you live?”
It seems like a simple enough question.
But as someone who lives nomadically, it trips me up, every time.
Here’s what goes through my mind:
Do I share the state I grew up in as a point of reference?
Do I tell them that Rhode Island, a place I lived for more than 20 years, is – if I had to pick one – the place that I most associate with the word “home”?
Do I simply answer, “the DC area” since that’s where my latest residence was for 2 1/2 years?
Or do I say “Florida”, since it’s my legal address … the place where my mail gets sent, where I pay taxes, vote, and have my corporation registered?
Instead of these, I typically respond with the simple truth that I’m a nomad:
“I live full-time in an RV traveling and working from the road, along with my partner and my dog.”
I’ve found this answer to be quite the conversation starter!
I would estimate that a whopping 70-80% of the time, people respond with:
“OMG that’s awesome. I wish I could do that!” >>> Answer: You can! (We teach you how here.)
About 15% or so ask: “Do you blog about it?” 🙂
And then there’s a special few who seem utterly confused and/or suddenly eager to carry on with their day. (lol.)
Our world is changing, and with it, the definition of home is changing too.
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I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple who defines home in a way that is truly unique. Their version of nomadic living is in a converted ambulance! (They call it The Adventurelance.) I did a livestream Facebook interview with them and within 24 hours it got over 8K views. It’s a fascinating interview. Watch it here:
How do YOU define home? Is home defined by the address where you currently live? Or does it feel more complex than that? Are you a nomad in your own right? What’s your answer to the question: Where do YOU live?
Please share in the comments below.