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The Nomad Economy Work can be a disturbing aspect of our lives to ponder. It is so practical, typically without any real spiritual dimensions, unless you are some sort of spiritual guru type. Depending on the nature of the work we do day-in and day- out, it is often referred to as “soul-stealing.” In short, work often lacks real meaning and purpose. We slog along filling out excel spreadsheets and updating our calendars, performing tasks geared specifically toward garnering more dollars without thinking about where it is all heading from the perspective of our heart’s true desires and authentic selves. We go on LinkedIn or some other social media site to share our best practices for efficiency and monetary success. Others pipe in, affirming their like-mindedness, and we somehow feel fulfilled. But are we, really? I think basically we are not. I think you will not find a good measure of human fulfillment by doing work that focuses primarily on material bottom lines. The only place where you will find a good measure of human fulfillment is by doing work that helps others and strives to support the greater good, work that is not so much focused on the bottom-line of a spread sheet. Nonetheless, we must survive. If you are not financially well off, you are likely to be engaged in the monotony of work completed primarily for material gain. It’s a necessity we must endure, as the alarm clock beckons us toward the daily grind. To not do so means not being able to pay the rent. Hello soul- stealing job. I’m here. I’m punched in. I’m ready to be productive for you, the corporation and its shareholders and for me, the breadwinner and primary assistant for myself and perhaps my loved ones if I am not totally alone. (Don’t forget the loners. They are here, there and everywhere.) Such is life in the big city, as they say metaphorically. Nonetheless, there is a segment of our older adult society who has figured out a way to beat the system on their own terms. They are a unique group of older adults who must still engage in soul-stealing work but will do so only sporadically, as they travel across the country in their RVs and vans, living as inexpensively as possible on camp sites and taking on temporary jobs at Amazon warehouses, national parks, and tourist centers. They are the Nomads depicted in the Oscar- winning movie and best-selling book, “Nomadland.” They are salt-of-the earth people who, instead of constantly chasing the dollar, move in circles with other likeminded souls who spend a good deal of their time staring up at starlit skies on cool breezy evenings, enjoying the beauty of nature.
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Resources on the Nomadic Life:
Amazon CamperForce - brings together a community of enthusiastic RV’ers for seasonal workamping job opportunities. You could be picking, packing, and shipping customer orders. All it takes is applying, reserving your own campground spot, and showing up. Homes on Wheels Alliance – Non-profit devoted to the purpose of offering an alternative lifestyle in alternative housing. Helps people find a way to survive in difficult economic circumstances, Devoted to creating a new community with a new attitude toward society and to the earth. CheapRVLiving – From Bob Wells, a long-time VanDweller. Provides information on how to eliminate the single highest expense most of us have, our housing. You can do that by moving into your vehicle and “boondocking,” which means living in your vehicle without paying for a campsite. Wokamper News – Available for both Workampers and employers. Has been a source for connecting RVers and potential employers for more than three decades. Focused on finding part- time or full-time, seasonal, or year-round positions with employers in the U.S. and Canada. CoolWorks – Connects people seeking meaningful and exciting work with employers who are looking for their enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge. Features job opportunities in national parks to ski resorsts, dude ranches to summer camps, and everything in between. KOA Work Kampers - See North Amercia while working at one of over 500 KOA campgrounds. Sign up to receive unlimited access to the KOA Work Kamper site. Membership fee of $50 allows you to create a resume, search and apply for jobs, access KOA online traning, etc. Workers on Wheels - Helps you search for campground jobs by offering you campground job listings. These job listings are paid postings by RV parks, camps, and resorts who want you as campground workers. WorkampingJobs.com - Gives RV workers and those businesses that hire them a place to find each other. RVers can trade a little labor for a free place to park, a salary, or a combination of both. Site visitors can browse ads or submit a free add or resume. Become a Camp Host/Great Jobs in the Outdoors - Many work camping jobs are seasonal, running from about May to October, though some positions in warm weather states like Florida or Arizona may be year-round. Free Campsites - Online community provides information with a simple map-based search engine to find free and cheap camping areas. Community reviews and ratings provide you with up to date information and help you select the best camp site for your next camping trip. Go-Van - An online magazine about vanlife culture. Whether you live in a van or spend your free time travelling with your adventure mobile, this website is for you! Since each van is unique, Go-Van believes staring different ideas and stories is worthwhile. Rubber Tramp Rendezvous – From the Go-Van site: Looking to take advanatage of the heat and vast amounts of BLM land, hundreds of thousands of people come and go throughout the winter in a generally uncoodianted fashion. But for two weeks in January, the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous calls thousands of nomads together in one place. Reddit site on VanDwelling - For those living life in alternative locations or wishing to. Tips and tricks for living in your van, car or truck.
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home. . . it’s your responsiblity to love it, or change it.” - Chuck Palahniuk
Old Anima
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The Nomad Economy Work can be a disturbing aspect of our lives to ponder. It is so practical, typically without any real spiritual dimensions, unless you are some sort of spiritual guru type. Depending on the nature of the work we do day-in and day-out, it is often referred to as “soul-stealing.” In short, work often lacks real meaning and purpose. We slog along filling out excel spreadsheets and updating our calendars, performing tasks geared specifically toward garnering more dollars without thinking about where it is all heading from the perspective of our heart’s true desires and authentic selves. We go on LinkedIn or some other social media site to share our best practices for efficiency and monetary success. Others pipe in, affirming their like- mindedness, and we somehow feel fulfilled. But are we, really? I think basically we are not. I think you will not find a good measure of human fulfillment by doing work that focuses primarily on material bottom lines. The only place where you will find a good measure of human fulfillment is by doing work that helps others and strives to support the greater good, work that is not so much focused on the bottom-line of a spread sheet. Nonetheless, we must survive. If you are not financially well off, you are likely to be engaged in the monotony of work completed primarily for material gain. It’s a necessity we must endure, as the alarm clock beckons us toward the daily grind. To not do so means not being able to pay the rent. Hello soul-stealing job. I’m here. I’m punched in. I’m ready to be productive for you, the corporation and its shareholders and for me, the breadwinner and primary assistant for myself and perhaps my loved ones if I am not totally alone. (Don’t forget the loners. They are here, there and everywhere.) Such is life in the big city, as they say metaphorically. Nonetheless, there is a segment of our older adult society who has figured out a way to beat the system on their own terms. They are a unique group of older adults who must still engage in soul-stealing work but will do so only sporadically, as they travel across the country in their RVs and vans, living as inexpensively as possible on camp sites and taking on temporary jobs at Amazon warehouses, national parks, and tourist centers. They are the Nomads depicted in the Oscar- winning movie and best-selling book, “Nomadland.” They are salt-of-the earth people who, instead of constantly chasing the dollar, move in circles with other likeminded souls who spend a good deal of their time staring up at starlit skies on cool breezy evenings, enjoying the beauty of nature.
Sign up for the monthly Old Anima eNewsletter
Resources for Nomads:
Amazon CamperForce - brings together a community of enthusiastic RV’ers for seasonal workamping job opportunities. You could be picking, packing, and shipping customer orders. All it takes is applying, reserving your own campground spot, and showing up. Homes on Wheels Alliance – Non-profit devoted to the purpose of offering an alternative lifestyle in alternative housing. Helps people find a way to survive in difficult economic circumstances, Devoted to creating a new community with a new attitude toward society and to the earth. CheapRVLiving – From Bob Wells, a long-time VanDweller. Provides information on how to eliminate the single highest expense most of us have, our housing. You can do that by moving into your vehicle and “boondocking,” which means living in your vehicle without paying for a campsite. Wokamper News – Available for both Workampers and employers. Has been a source for connecting RVers and potential employers for more than three decades. Focused on finding part-time or full-time, seasonal, or year-round positions with employers in the U.S. and Canada. CoolWorks – Connects people seeking meaningful and exciting work with employers who are looking for their enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge. Features job opportunities in national parks to ski resorsts, dude ranches to summer camps, and everything in between. KOA Work Kampers - See North Amercia while working at one of over 500 KOA campgrounds. Sign up to receive unlimited access to the KOA Work Kamper site. Membership fee of $50 allows you to create a resume, search and apply for jobs, access KOA online traning, etc. Workers on Wheels - Helps you search for campground jobs by offering you campground job listings. These job listings are paid postings by RV parks, camps, and resorts who want you as campground workers. WorkampingJobs.com - Gives RV workers and those businesses that hire them a place to find each other. RVers can trade a little labor for a free place to park, a salary, or a combination of both. Site visitors can browse ads or submit a free add or resume. Become a Camp Host/Great Jobs in the Outdoors - Many work camping jobs are seasonal, running from about May to October, though some positions in warm weather states like Florida or Arizona may be year-round. Free Campsites - Online community provides information with a simple map-based search engine to find free and cheap camping areas. Community reviews and ratings provide you with up to date information and help you select the best camp site for your next camping trip. Go-Van - An online magazine about vanlife culture. Whether you live in a van or spend your free time travelling with your adventure mobile, this website is for you! Since each van is unique, Go-Van believes staring different ideas and stories is worthwhile. Rubber Tramp Rendezvous – From the Go-Van site: Looking to take advanatage of the heat and vast amounts of BLM land, hundreds of thousands of people come and go throughout the winter in a generally uncoodianted fashion. But for two weeks in January, the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous calls thousands of nomads together in one place. Reddit site on VanDwelling - For those living life in alternative locations or wishing to. Tips and tricks for living in your van, car or truck.
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home. . . it’s your responsiblity to love it, or change it.” Chuck Palahniuk