Like A Rolling Stone?

If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a “home base”?

I have seen and know of some people who kind of live the nomadic life in that they do have a home, usually a family home where their parents live, but they themselves travel a lot. This one guy I know is home only 20 weeks out of a year and the rest he has to travel to various cities in India where the company he works for has offices. He spends about 2 weeks or more in each center / city and hence lives out of a couple of suitcases.

Now the company being a really big one, he gets to stay in nice hotels with free wifi and large screen tvs and laundry done for him so he doesn’t mind it so much. Plus he travels in planes so no sitting in a train overnight. I am not sure that I could live that kind of life but he doesn’t mind it too much and has been doing it for over 5 years now. His posts on Facebook and on Whatsapp have been of scenic landscapes, large luxury hotel rooms, excellent looking menu from the best eateries and beers from all over. Now that he too is turning 40, I guess it will start to become a bit more tedious. Being a bachelor helps though.

I used to think that being in a rock band where you travel in a big bus with some comforts of home and travel to many cities and playing in arenas was the best kind of life. At one time. But then I feel, especially during the monsoon, I wanna lie in my cozy bed and watch a few movies on Sunday and I couldn’t do that if I was a rolling stone. No sir, I could not do that.

Prompt from The Daily Post at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.