Since late July I’ve apartment hopped around seven apartments in four different neighborhoods of Paris (+ London). I’ve had visitors for the past two weeks straight, which included eight in one weekend (I only saw six). On top of it I gave four Vayable tours in 5 days last week, which is the perfect excuse for me to get deeper in Paris while meeting great people. Just now am I taking a deep breath and a moment to reflect. While this lifestyle isn’t for everyone (I am totally a member of Generation Flux), for me right now it works – so much so, I’ve decided to coin it ‘nomadicity.’
There is no official definition for ‘nomadicity’ just yet, but I see it as embracing the freedom of not knowing what’s happening tomorrow and the flexibility to respond to what life throws your way, being ok with and excited by uncertainty, savoring the ability to work from anywhere, and having a love for explorating new places (but not without having a few regular haunts).
What is perhaps most ironic is that while working on this post yesterday I received an email yesterday that the apartment I had lined up for November fell through. It seems as though the fates don’t want me to have any bit of stability. I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit with the news, and try not to dread my last memories of the apartment search. My mom always taught me that the reality of life is that even when something is lined up, there’s always the possibility it could fall through (it happened to her once with a job… and a better one came along next). While I was looking forward to a bit more stability in my life next month, right now I’m choosing to embrace my ‘nomadicity’ in every sense of the word. I mean, what else can you do?
Do you have any ‘nomadicity’ in you?
P.S. My recent blog silence is going to be totally. Lauren O’Neill and I are back at work on an exciting new project we’re looking forward to launching later this month!
P.S.S. Send any budget-friendly apartment leads my way. Merci!