Day 5 of Year 26
I was shuffled around a little bit during my first week at the hostel. First I started in the guest dorms, then the couch in the staff attic, and now I am the proud owner of my very own cupboard!
Living this new nomad lifestyle, I really don’t require much space because I do not have much stuff. In fact, I think lots space and stuff are two things a nomad would not want. This cupboard to me completes the shift to nomad.
Well, until something else happens :p
I’m very pleased with my new digs. I have lived in some large apartments alone, and I found that stressful. Also, maybe a bit lonely from time to time.
The two reasons why I found it stressful are because my apartments generally had this ’empty not lived in’ look, and they took too much time to clean. Seriously, I would describe my interior decorating approach as ‘less is absolutely too much, get rid of more please’.
My friend Dave and I discussed the idea of living in large homes on a couple occasions. All the maintenance, extra space, costs, emptiness, and overall unnecessariness of it all. While I believe in different strokes for different folks, I think I will not personally ever want a massive home. However, eventually there will be a plus 1, and then some, so I suppose that won’t entirely be my decision when the time comes. However for now I am joyed that I can live in a cupboard.
This bat cave is where all my fellow comrades also call home. We live in extremely close proximity of each other. That is nice because we have spent a lot of time interacting together so far. Also, in the joy of silence together.
One thing I enjoy from time to time is a good silent hangout. You are doing your thing, I am doing my thing. Maybe some headphones, maybe a book. No words, just existing. You know, the silent hangout.
Anyway, happy for the new digs.