Traveling the world and living the time of your life is a dream come true, but sometimes you may encounter some rough days or events, especially when the entire world is in quarantine due to the pandemic. This is something we’ve never experienced before during our travels or in our lifetime for that matter. We are checking in and asking how are you really doing? If you’re struggling it is absolutely normal and we are all getting through this together one day at a time. So the question is how do you navigate through this waiting period, successfully? I will discuss three ways to push through waiting in quarantine as a nomad.
1. Video call your friends and or family more often than usual.
This is a great time to communicate with your loved ones now more regularly than ever before. Family can heal some of the loneliness you’re experiencing. Call your family members through Face Time or What’s App via video. Use online therapy if you’re feeling imbalanced and need someone to talk to right away. It is affordable and can be executed right from your apartment. Use Google as a source to find therapy or an app called TalkSpace.
2. Do something you love.
Consistently do something you love while away on the road in isolation to build a sense of stability. For example, if you love to create art, this is the time to practice your skills. Always have something to physically keep your mind occupied when you began to feel a bit unstable from being in the house too long. Learn a new trade or read up on something you always wanted to know, but didn’t have the time.
3. Catch up on our content.
Although you have fun meeting new friends and expanding your social network, you can start to miss the long time friends and family you left behind to see the world. Everyone at some point feels homesick. Make us part of your to do list. Check out our older videos on Youtube on our journey living in a RV and abroad. Also, check out my latest ebook available now on Amazon (link available below). It is a perfect read and will get you through boredom until we are all able to get back to normal.
Please stay safe and remember to stay home as much as possible if you’re in the position to do so.
What I find interesting with the Corona Virus is that it is enforcing people to change in ways we find normal for our family. The terms “self isolating”, “working from home” or digital learning” are all temporary solutions to combat spreading the virus. We’ve implemented this lifestyle for the past two years without the corona virus making us do so. To avoid going on a huge rant I will share a few ways we have changed our lives that include the methods people are currently using to avoid getting sick and or spreading the Corona virus.
We avoid weekend crowds if possible.
Now that we have the luxury of working and schooling from home, we no longer have to go out on Saturday or Sunday for activities or shopping which is generally when the masses have off from work and school. I would rather go out on Monday particularly as there is usually low amounts of people at the stores unless it’s a holiday. It’s not that I don’t mind socializing or intermingling when there is a large amount of people present – I can when necessary. I just rather shop or eat in peace if you know what I mean or at least that is what peace looks like to me.
We’re digital nomads and homeschoolers.
The ways we’ve changed our lives wasn’t intentionally to avoid an outbreak, but it just so happened that we benefited from it and also in more ways that we can count. One of those is we have mostly online businesses to support our lifestyle. We’re currently residing in Santa Marta, Colombia, and have been exploring this country for a year and a few months. We just recently changed locations and provide content and information on our social media platforms for those who are looking to travel or retire in the locations we visit.
Through travel we are able to educate our children in a variety of ways. They are exposed to other languages and cultures, receive the basic skills at home such as math and reading, and we can provide more quality time with them and pretty much write our own schedule. When we had corporate jobs, we were slaves to our positions and had limited quality time as a family.
We can live anywhere.
Before we traveled internationally we resided in a RV for six months. We moved into our 42 ft RV from a 2,900 square ft house. We explored Georgia and South Florida for six months and decided it was time for something else. Just like that we can change our lifestyle without much interruption because we don’t have many things and aren’t nailed down to a job and or school.
Sometimes, life forces us to make changes and other times we can see the change that needs to be made and voluntarily adjust. I believe we can all learn from the pandemic that is happening to many countries in the world and that is to slow down and become more aware of the world we live and take better care of each other. I empathize with those who have lost family members or friends due to this virus and hope this can only bring a more positive change to the world as we currently need it.