American Nomads and Loneliness

Ryu posted this link so I thought I would pass it on.

American Nomads

I WISH I were nomadic sometimes but I can’t afford it.  I need steady work and the gas prices would kill me.  In retrospect, I also need PEOPLE.  I need a place where I have a few friends.  I’m lonely enough already sometimes without pulling up stakes all the time.

How to deal with loneliness….that is the question.  I have a boyfriend right now but if that goes awry, I’m not going to date again for a long time.  I’m not into serial monogamy.

A lot of it is mind over matter.  I was telling a woman friend of mine, sometimes it’s just the words I use in my head.  I often think of “grinding loneliness”.  I don’t know where I learned that phrase but whenever I repeat it in my mind I feel just AWEFUL.  I need a new phrase.  Maybe “me time” or “personal development time” would work.  Haha…

Speaking of re-phrasing, I heard another term I like for my lifestyle.  Urban camping.  I can’t remember where I read it first.  Sound way more fun than being “homeless”.

Homeless is a term frequently used by our government/corporation run media outlets to make us think having few bills and not being tied down to an evil, greedy employer is a bad thing.  It’s not.  It’s mostly awesome!

These same media “people” also rarely show free-sleepers or urban campers that are addiction free or sane.  They focus on the most hurting people.  They don’t want people to know that being a free sleeping urban camper is not so bad, because then a slew of people would do it and they would get less taxes and less money spent on consumer goods.  See how that works?

Also, people with little to lose are more likely to revolt against draconian laws.

Anyway, hope you like the movie.  I probably won’t get to watch much of it because my internet time is rather limited today.

Drop me a line if you like.  Thanks Ryu and B and others who are still faithfully commenting.  It means so much!


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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2 Responses to American Nomads and Loneliness

  1. Ryu says:

    Two-Dog was a nomad. But it is a hard life; I remember him writing how he had to pull his own teeth at times. He was able to support himself by selling knick-knacks on the side of the road.

    Hey, how is your trash surfing going? Still practicing?

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