What’s it like to live out of a backpack? The answer depends on when you ask the question. Some days it is the most liberating thing to only have what you can carry and be free to wander where ever you want. But there are days when all you want are things that are at home in a storage unit, most often your bed but also clothes because wearing the same thing for over 4 months gets a little old. Luckily the days of wanting your bed are few and far between. Most of the time I am simply amazed that this is actually my life – that Rob and I really are just roaming around living it up and experiencing whatever comes our way.
I was worried before we left that I would be bored and not know what to do with all my spare time but of course that has not been the case. The extra time has allowed me the chance to explore more things and remember what it is I enjoy. Before I never knew what to write under the “other interests” section of a resume because I felt like all I had time for was school and then work (and also because I think that has no place in a resume but that is not really the point of this post). But now my list of “other interests” (for me – not a resume) goes on and on – yoga, meditating, learning about new cultures, reading, camping, writing, photography, hiking, nature, swimming, good food, singing cheesy songs on road trips, craft beer, music, dancing, pedal biking, snorkeling, and the list keeps growing. I’m excited to see what else gets added to the list as our journey continues. And I’m also really excited to make a stop back to the U.S. in October so my parents can bring me new clothes from storage!