I have always felt very nomadic. I think my soul came in as a 'nomad', and as a child of a Navy Officer, I lived in many different places and attended many schools K - 12. I have spent many years thinking there was something 'wrong' with me because I could leave things behind: things, jobs, people...friends. The only thing I have never left behind are my children.
I have been thinking of this 'nomad' tendency a lot lately. Maybe because I am getting closer to being an elder and find myself wondering how to spend the time I have left. It may be many years or not, but I feel it is important to pay attention to what I am doing, where I am putting my attention.
For me I think it has come down to balance. How do I honor my nomadic tendencies and honor the steadiness, the deep roots of those things that I choose.
I realized very recently I have stopped 'beating myself up' for being me. For not being the person who has lived in the same house for many, many years. For not being in a long-term relationship. For wanting to move from a perfectly ok place to a place closer to nature, quiet and more secluded.
'Not all those who wander are lost'. True.
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