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Apr 13, 2019 15:27:14

Finding places you can call home

by @basilesamel PATRON | 241 words | 358🔥 | 403💌

Basile Samel

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I enjoyed imagining my ideal town when I was a child, and I came to the simple conclusion an ideal place is some sort of Eldorado where you can find everything.

I still wonder where are the best locations to live from. My environment influences my state of mind, and my mood influences where I like to be. But living somewhere is sacrificing an advantage for another.

Big or small cities, fast or slow internet, night life or not... I do not care so much. Traveling is adapting yourself.

Little pollution, a good climate, a soothing atmosphere... those are conditions I look for however.

I do not see myself traveling all the time. I do not see myself staying in one location forever either. I want to switch between different places I can call home, and occasionally discover new ones, for as long as I can.

A nomad's location is rythmed by seasons. Perhaps a digital nomad doesn't have to live differently.

Seasons are charged with symbolic meaning. Spring is rebirth. Summer is a time for adventures and new discoveries. Autumn for wisdom and gratitude. Winter is not death but hibernation, propitious to introspection.

I can see myself spending my summers in Scandinavia and my autumns in South-East Asia. Iberia during winter, and to close the cycle in France.

Looking for one unique Eldorado is a waste of time. It's easier to make your own one by traveling to different locations.

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    @basilesamel great post! I used to think that there must be a perfect place out there. But everywhere has its pros and cons and my feelings towards it change all the time. Maybe a bit of nomadism is the answer. Why settle for just one place.

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Apr 14, 2019 06:22:19
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    @basilesamel this is great. I've bookmarked it for future inspiration. I especially liked this:

    "A nomad's location is rythmed by seasons. Perhaps a digital nomad doesn't have to live differently.

    "Seasons are charged with symbolic meaning. Spring is rebirth. Summer is a time for adventures and new discoveries. Autumn for wisdom and gratitude. Winter is not death but hibernation, propitious to introspection."

    Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Apr 13, 2019 17:58:56
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    @basilesamel I would love to find the missing "Eldorado" in my life, too. But you're absolutely right. As the seasons change, so does your mood and your desires. I always thought there was a perfect place out there, and I have definitely come close many times with Boulder CO, Tonsai, Thailand, New York City, Budapest and Shanghai. But alas, I always find myself wanting change within six months or so...

    The biggest thing I believe makes a place special is the people. I am far more willing to stay in a place if I am surrounded by like-minded people - expats, digital nomads, friendly locals ... For me, that's what makes the difference!

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Apr 13, 2019 16:47:24
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