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October 7 / soul

I have the place to myself. I’m still not used to relying on the generosity of friends. It’s foreign and uncomfortable but I’m really grateful to the friends I have who have opened their lives and homes to me. It’s not sustainable nor do I want it to be but…

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July 1 / soul

Yes, it’s been a long time. In fact the longest time since I started this blog that I haven’t poured e-ink onto these pages. It’s been nagging at me, but the truth is, I simply haven’t been inspired enough to make the effort that now seems more like a responsibility than…

Read the PostStatic charge

February 27 / soul

I do enjoy taking pictures, but I’m not yet great at it and it’s still not something I think of doing when I’m with people. 90% of the photos I take are of things, places, and people I don’t know. But when I’m with people, I basically never think of…

Read the Post2 Years of Souls and Smiles

February 27 / soul

The next few months are going to be rough. I can feel it already. Only one week into my new environment and I can feel the weight of it on my shoulders, tugging at the pits of my stomach, squeezing my heart and filling my mind with doubts. I have…

Read the PostStationary

February 13 / soul

Here it is. I’m at the precipice of my first pause in this great adventure of mine, looking into a life very different from this one but also quite the same. It’s time to change my priorities. Life on the road has its many benefits but it also has its…

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January 28 / soul

When you’re away for more than a few months you start to miss things, but I think it takes many more months before you start to really appreciate those things that you really feel are missing in your life. For every individual, those things are going to be different, and…

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January 28 / soul

From the outside I think most people would consider me to be a strong person. If there’s one thing I think I’ve succeeded at throughout my life it’s the ability to project a certain image and have people believe it. Don’t get me wrong it’s an image that I wanted…

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December 26 / soul

2015 started with a party, followed by a bit of traveling with V to the blue seas of the Caribbean. A few months later I was off to start this life of mine. 2015 was a year of adventure and the discovery of a new and wondrous world. It was…

Read the PostOn me

December 23 / soul

Every once in a while, a series of mistakes forces the universe to slap you awake and places a mirror in front of you so you can see who you truly are. It’s up to you to accept that and do something about it or ignore it and continue along…

Read the PostI once was found but now I’m lost

November 7 / soul

Since January I’ve been asking myself a particular question on a regular basis. I’m not constantly thinking about it but whatever is just lower than constantly would be the word to use as concerns the consistency with which I’ve been asking this question. It’s a question that arose out of…

Read the PostAt risk

November 5 / soul

It almost never fails. There have been a few exceptions and when you’re low, you’re low, and in those moments I haven’t felt this but those moments have been few and far between. Aside from those, the vast majority have been something almost indescribable. I’m taking about my bus love,…

Read the PostLiving within the cracks

October 24 / soul

A few months ago, someone sent me a link to a blog post. It was a guy sitting much like I did there, surrounded by his 101 possessions. He had changed his life, and went minimal, traveling the world with everything he owns on his back. As you can imagine,…

Read the Post143 possessions: Everything I own in the world

October 6 / soul

I spent the past 4 weeks staying at a party hostel. I needed it. I needed the social contact, a temporary home where I had people I knew to say goodnight to and people I knew to say hi to in the mornings. I don’t know how well I would…

Read the PostMake it light

August 31 / soul

This post may be a bit dark, and it’s fine if you think it is, but I hope you can appreciate that these are just thoughts and observations that I need, or in this case want, to put out there because they make up a part of my travels and…

Read the PostA post mortem

August 24 / soul
August 16 / soul

Working nomadically while traveling seems like such a beautiful thing. Ya, ok, it can be. But like everything in life, it can have a shelf-life. Give it enough time and your perspectives on it start to change. Of course, there are tons of considerations: whether you have a home to…

Read the PostTraveling is like prison

July 16 / soul

So, full disclosure, the truth is I’m rather uncomfortable having a blog. Don’t get me wrong, I need it. I need the outlet. I need a way to process my thoughts and feelings. I need a way to put down my observations and experiences, I need a supplement to my…

Read the PostHow travel changes… me

May 12 / soul

The soundtrack to my year. A month back, on the 10th of April, I lived a new milestone. Unceremoniously I sat on a sand dune overlooking an oasis in the desert of Peru, ushered in the beginning of my second year as a homeless nomadic soul and closed out my…

Read the Post365 rotations and a revolution…

March 20 / soul

No time is the depth of my solitude felt more deeply and with more resonance than on my extensive bus journeys throughout the many landscapes of the world. In those moments, during the interminable hours catapulting across a country where trees are dots and homes are dashes of a Morse…

Read the PostThe line between solitude and loneliness

March 13 / soul

When I first started this blog I wasn’t really sure what purpose it was going to serve. It just felt like something natural to want to have while traveling and I knew I’d want an outlet and a motivation to write down some thoughts. But originally I wanted to provide…

Read the PostA farewell to something beautiful

February 12 / soul

I started this journey 10 months ago today. I guess this post is both a celebration of 10 months and a recognition of what I’ve left behind. The path I’ve taken may not always have been clear, and I won’t pretend it is now either, but I have learned a…

Read the PostNothing lasts… Nothing is lost

November 15 / soul

Being a digital nomad sounds awesome. Well, it kinda is, but it’s also a lot more stressful than you might think. Granted the nomad life means you get to travel the world and set up your office in some pretty spectacular places. Whether on a rooftop covered palapa overlooking the…

Read the PostIt’s the nomad life for me!

August 12 / soul

Almost 4 months in, and time I think, to do a bit of a recap. I left my home, sold everything I own and said goodbye to my friends in early April. Since then I’ve been through 4 countries, 3 of them new, a number of cities, multiple towns and…

Read the PostRecap: 4 months of nomadic living

July 8 / soul

It’s still too early to say of course, I officially left home on April 12th, after a week of living at my girlfriend’s, following letting my apartment go, but in that time, in the past almost 3 months, I can say that things have been going really well. But I…

Read the PostTravelling seems to agree with me

June 11 / soul

So, really, why travel? What’s the point? Well, there’s the obvious answer: to experience something new. Ya, sure that’s true but the truth is, you can do that anywhere, including in your home town. You can decide to step out of your routine, go to a new bar, museum, park,…

Read the PostWhat’s the point?

June 1 / soul

Ok. So, before I get into my experiences and the things I’ve seen and contemplated, let me first provide a bit of background. This is a travel blog. Sure you’ll find plenty of op-ed style writing and some stats here and there but at the end of the day, this…

Read the PostA bit of context.