3 Life Lessons I Learned From Living on The Road

Published on Stranded on Land.

This is a reflection of a few life lessons I learned while living the road life, and how the road influenced me to learn them.

I took off to live on the road with my boyfriend, Roberto, in September of 2017. All we knew is that we weren’t happy working the 9-5 to pay for an overrated rent and having limited time to explore beyond our occasional volunteering weekends in Joshua Tree National Park  (for which we were having a hard time affording anyways). Nevertheless, we traded in both our cars and got ourselves a truck to minimally convert it so that it could become our home for an indefinite amount of time.

Then off we went! We had no plan except to visit some of our family members in Mexico and spend as much time as possible outside, exploring beachesmountains, and deserts. During our time living on the road, we made a lot of mistakes. But that made us grow and gain perspective on many aspects of life. In this piece, I’m sharing the three most important lessons I learned during my time as a nomad, lessons which I believe will stay close to me for the rest of my life. I hope you find it inspiring and feel compelled to share with us in return, the life lessons you’ve learned through travel and adventure as well.