Today, I’m here in Denver Colorado. And I want to make this video to answer a quite common excuse about why people claim that they can’t live in the nomadic lifestyle.
After I posted this video, I got one comment that stated “Oh that’s quite easy to do if you’re single or don’t have a family. But I am a parent, so it makes it tough.”
I think there’s two ways to use the same answer to address the “I am a parent” excuse.
The first way starts with my agreement that it can be challenging. If your kids are very settled in their neighborhoods and / or your spouse likes their job and lifestyle, introducing such an idea can be challenging to get them on board.
The second way is that it’s not really the spouse or the kids who aren’t open to the idea. But it’s their fear that’s paralyzing them and that’s what’s really stopping them from living in a nomadic lifestyle.
That’s what’s really stopping them from reaching the finish line.
If that’s their finish line, there are ways you can still reach the finish line even if it’s challenging. Maybe your kids are not on board with the idea. Maybe your spouse is not on board with the idea.
While their lack of interest may be discouraging, you’re not stuck. You could be stuck but that’s called a choice. Just as you can make the choice to not take action.
So, if this is something you really want to do, perhaps you can wait until your kids grow up. Who knows how long that’s gonna be? Maybe that’s gonna be three years, five years, or maybe ten years?
Perhaps, they will become older and change their mind. Or perhaps since they’re younger, they’ll be more likely to be open to the idea. As they get older and more settled in their identity, they might change their mind.
It’s not an easy way to approach this but it’s not impossible either. It comes down to facts. Is it really the spouse and the children that may not be on board idea? Or are they open to the idea and it’s your fear that’s paralyzing you from taking the next step?
Perhaps, it’s a new lifestyle that may cause a little anxiety because it’s different but can be quite exciting at the same time. Something for you to consider!
If your spouse and kids are not on board with it, you can wait until your kids grow up or maybe until your spouse has a change of heart.
Or you can try to come to a compromise and see what is it going to take for your kids and for your spouse to start going on a path that would eventually lead to such a lifestyle.
I want you to reach the finish line! I don’t believe in the impossible. Some things do take longer. Some things are more challenging but there is always a way to get there and that starts with taking the first step.
Reaching the finish line is nothing but a multitude of steps. When will you take the first step?