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Homecoming: Returning Home Without Having a Home

by Apr 8, 2018Updates0 comments

Homecoming; so soon already?! Yes, I kinda returned early and without having seen either Iguazu Falls or Machu Picchu, and so much more for that matter. So what, mission failed? Nope, not at all. 

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Nomad for

6 months

Location

Haarlem

This journey was never about sight seeing. I collected a treasure box full of unforgettable life experiences and made a ton of new friends. This trip went exactly as it was meant to go. Saying that I am back home again kinda implies that I didn’t feel at home where I came from. I totally did; I just love Brazil. Sure, it’s a bit like the Wild West down there, but this chaos makes me feel alive in so many ways.

NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST

It has been five months since I arrived in Brazil but six since I left my home in Haarlem behind me. I have been a wandering nomad since. No longer having one fixed home but never feeling homeless. 

Let this place be a reminder to the travels that lie ahead of me rather than those behind me..

… every day that I come to work one step closer to my next departure.

I might be back in the city where I used to live. I might be back at working at the airport I used to work. On the surface, things seem to be back to the way they used to. They are actually far from that. In a week or two I’ll be moving again, to whoever knows where. Luckily I barely have anything left to move.

NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST

To open the way towards an even more spontaneous way of living my life, I decided to submit a request for a contract change at work; from 75% to 0%. Once that gets accepted, I can pretty much come and go as I please. For future travels to places far away, but also to be able to go to festivals like Fusion, Boom and Ozora. See you there?!

I just did 7 days of work in a row. To me, that is 7 steps towards my next adventure. And so my journey continues; in every day I find inspiration for the next. Painting a canvas full of colorful life experiences. 

“And so my journey continues; in every day I find inspiration for the next. Painting a canvas full of colorful life experiences.”

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