When nomads return home
…. It is an experience in itself! When you come back to Denmark, there are always new revelations, new beliefs, truths and appreciation! A quick finish; after a few days in Santiago de Chile at the Atacama Residency, I spent a week in Barcelona just exploring, relaxing, and working—mostly preparing everything I didn't want to when I got all the way back. The back administrative part of being an artist basically.
Then I had a few days in Paris celebrating a friends birthday, just strolling around and visiting a dear old friend and her family. Everything was fantastic and when I arrived at my destination in Jutland, Denmark, it was as if sleep and rest found their way through reuniting with family and friends.
As some of you may know, I come from a family farm and it will always be home. I love the calm here, the fresh air that has a significant floral scent and the wide countryside around. My mom likes to call it the "Sleep Center" because I just slow down and take my time with everything. I love it.
So much has happened over the past six months – which I guess is evident through my recent blog posts. So I won't write about that.
That's the thing about being a nomad in spirit. That's what I'm thinking about these days - how does a nomad live and most of all return?
I recently asked my partner that I put my ideas on the next moves. Many questions arise, because by now the settled life does not appeal to me, and although I am maturing (ironic cough allowed) and keen to settle down in some ways, I cannot vote one or the other. Digital nomads are everywhere, lifestyles are many and varied, yet it's like I haven't come to a conclusion about what I want just yet. He asked me; are you done traveling? And that question ignited the traveler in me, like no, I'll never finish! It is as true as my existence! Also; what do you want? And that's where I'm empty.
See, with travel comes many new cultures and people. New languages, new interests. These things force you to grow, they force you to let go of what you thought was real for you and apply new beliefs. And along with this clarity comes plenty of confusion - with all these options, which appeals the most? I do not come to any conclusions by choice. I refuse to find any definitive ideas. But in the meantime, I think this is a question I need to ask myself more often to expand my views and allow for unexpected desires or ideas. What do I want? I have some ideas in the short term, especially regarding my study place in Copenhagen, which I am very excited about. I also flirt with the idea of finding my own base here in Denmark to return to after each trip - but one thing is certain; the travels must continue! Maybe they will have different shapes and lengths, but they will definitely be there.
Are you asking yourself these questions? I find myself particularly fond of reflections these days. What do you want? How do you nurture your dreams?
Lots of love and inspiring thoughts,