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Moving Again - Nomadic Lifestyle

Oh dear, here we go.

I recently made the big 'where too next!' announcement.

And of course the messages start rolling in.

People see my 'big moves' on social media or hear where my son and I are headed next and I immediately start prepping for what's coming.

Tons of questions.

Then the four words I dread hearing...


I get asked in everyday life how I live the way I do.

*In case you don't know - my son and I lead a pretty nomadic life*

We are always somewhere doing something for a short or extended period of time.

Naturally, people are curious how we pull it off.

But instead of answering the question asked; I answer the question I think they MEAN to ask which is:

"How are you COMFORTABLE living the way you do?"...

The answer is super simple: I trust myself.

Now is when you say, 'but that's not what they asked' they asked 'how'!

Here's the thing: I've answered 'how' and received the same follow-up questions so many times that I just know that's not what you really want to know.

Everyone knows that in order to live how I live - I work, I save, I plan, then I execute.

There are 7 streams of income; I have to have at least one!

That's how things work as an adult...


People want to know how I am okay with uprooting myself and my son to go to random cities, states, or countries for weeks and months at a time.

People want to know how I just get up and go - with seemingly no warning to the world and what looks (to them) like no pre-planning at all.

And here's the answer ONE MO GEN...






There is no version of life where I fail so permanently that I lose all trust in my ability to try again.

___________Read that again!___________

The worse that can happen is a chosen destination is not for me / us!

In said case we re-evaluate needs/wants and plan for the next destination.

It's that simple.


But for those who need the 'how' answered further:

I have been working since I was 15 years old.

Working 2 jobs since 16.

Then 3+ jobs somewhere around 19.

I am no stranger to working (overworking).

Getting a job has never difficult for me so I simply don't let THAT be the thing to stop me from doing anything I want to do.


If I want to go somewhere or experience something - the words spoken will not be "BUT MY JOB".

If I want to travel the world or move to a different state I will not make GETTING or NOT HAVING a job the issue because I work in context of goals. #conditionalworker #situationalworker

Living the best version of life that I can dream up is my responsibility.

So if I want to get somewhere. I just make it happen.

I've created an easy formula that can be repeated an infinite amount times.

Here is a template:

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..Incase you can't open file..

My goal is to move to ________________by ______________.

Cost of Living there is about ____________on the high end and ______________ on the low end.

The max I am willing to pay with utilities included is ___________ and without utilities is ___________.

They mostly have these type of jobs available: ______________________________________

(I look both in my field and toward my expertise - I have a lot of experience in a lot of different industries so I will always have choices)

I don't want to work ____________ .

(This is usually based on burnout from the last place)

*What can I do to make money while/instead of looking a job in my field or expertise?*



For me its very very simple.

Expect to be uncomfortable and have backup plans in place.

This shouldn't be too much different from what you have in place for your stationary life.

If your job starts laying people off tomorrow... You have a back up plan right?

Think of picking up and moving the same way but add the excitement of adventure.

Side note: I am in no way trying to pitch my lifestyle to you! It is genuinely not for everyone.


I 'am not brave. I simple chose life.

I knew I was drowning in the complacency and comfortability that is home (New Orleans).

The only thing that would save me was to MOVE...

In more ways than one it was time to move.

I'm talking feet kicking, arms wailing, quitting jobs, packed bags... All of it.

Everyday, since my wake up call, I wake up and choose life again.

My son and I decide what the next 6 months to a year looks like (for us) and LIVE IT.

We (I) get tons of flak from family members who do not pay a single bill of mine - regarding my decision to drag (their verbiage) my 8 year old all over the place - surely stunting his development and ability to make lifelong friends in the process.

My only obligation is to nurture, house and feed him.

In order to honor that obligation I am not required to bind myself to any one particular place.

My mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing relies of me living the best version on my life possible.

For me; that looks like traveling, exploring, grounding down and uprooting when necessary, building community and stability where I go, and welcoming love at every turn.

I am a better mother for it, everyday.

I recognize this is a lot to take in when we, as a country, are force-fed ideas centered around one very outdated image of success, happiness, love, and stability.

It's okay if you subscribe to those ideas - that's your business.

I am just a single mommy who saw a problem, figured out a solution to it and acted on it.

That does not make me brave; it makes me a human wanting to L I V E!

If ever you have questions about my lifestyle or creating an escape plan for yours just reach out!


The next blog post will be answering the question:

*What can I do to make money while/instead of looking a job in my field or expertise?*


Until Next Time,

Po'Girl Out ✌🏿

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