Everything Turns Into The Next Reality- Jamie: Life on the Road Travel Blog Friendships and Inspiration
My friend Jamie at Great Big Scary World is riding across Europe, then will raft across some crazy lake/river/body of water, and then, will ride again. He’s off to find himself again and I love him for it. He’s the best writer, a great adventurer, and he’ll be so surprised to see that I wrote about him here.
We’ve been emailing off and on as he located internet. You know the usual sharing, caring, exchanges notes and thoughts. Jamie asked me how it feels to be changing into no longer nomadic, how I feel about that. It’s a good question and I wanted to share my reply to him/you/all friends of the road.
hi jamie love. everything changes, everything comes to an end, everything turns into the next reality, until that one also changes. so, we’ll be 40 months of nomadic life and all the pain and lostness and joy that came with it. and our kids want a room, and shelves, and friends who don’t disappear next month and we want to give them that too. kobi and i would do this forever jamie. but, we may evilly put them in regular school, they’ll hate it so much, and beg us to hit the road again. no, we wouldn’t do that. back to the school we founded, which is more like summer camp and the way we believe school should be.so, we’ll go home for a year and see if we can bribe the kids to move again. if not, we’ll do the 10 month home- 2 summer months on the move. we’d love to flip it to 10 month travel, 2 months home. but we’ll see. israel is unreal for hiking and exploring and we can happily do that. there were periods of time in which we would go camping on the sea of galilee 3 out of 4 weekends a month, and once for 3 weeks. i can see us doing that again. also there is a trail that goes from north to south, crossing all of israel. i can see us taking a few months to do that full-time, a mini appalachian trail. we’ll see.
would love to take off 6 months and ride a bike, that would be cool. a dream of ours is to ride through europe. we’ll get there.
We wrote our most controversial post to date on Jamie’s site, which spewed into me writing this Woozer on The Nomadic Family, which let’s just say, caused a few *cough* *cough* ripples *cough* *cough* [Gabi goes into full-fledged choking about now.]