An Exploration of the Nomadic Lifestyle: The Beacon of Possibility for Experienced Professional Women

The term ‘nomadic lifestyle’ tends to conjure archaic imagery, reminiscent of an era filled with camel-laden caravans and ancient tribes navigating through expanses of unchartered territories. However, this term has been lovingly adopted and rejuvenated by the modern world, morphing into an embodiment of digital-age freedom, draped in a shroud of limitless adventure, unshackled from the traditional fetters of geographical and professional restrictions. This article shines a spotlight on this burgeoning lifestyle, focusing particularly on its appeal to seasoned professional women above 45. This demographic, a robust blend of wisdom, experience, and ambition, has a wealth of untapped potential to benefit from the boundless promise offered by this intriguing, liberated existence.

Unveiling the Twin Pillars: Freedom and Flexibility

Let us commence by examining the core advantages of this lifestyle: freedom and flexibility. The omnipresent 9-to-5 cycle, while comfortable and familiar for some, can morph into a monotonous hamster wheel for others, especially for those women who have spent decades trying to strike a balance between their careers and personal lives. Herein lies the allure of the nomadic lifestyle. It bestows upon these seasoned veterans the freedom to tailor their schedules, combined with the flexibility to conduct their work from any location that captures their fancy, be it a picturesque beach, an inviting mountain cabin, or a bustling city bursting with energy and life.

A Second Wind for Passions: Uncharted Territory

For those women whose professional obligations have relegated their personal interests to the back burner, this lifestyle presents a tempting opportunity for resurgence. Whether it’s practicing yoga amidst the serenity of a beach, embracing the artist within in a quaint Tuscan village, or a culinary exploration of the Cuban art scene – the nomadic lifestyle flings open the doors to a plethora of opportunities to rekindle old interests and perhaps even stumble upon new ones.

Dispelling Stereotypes: An Adventure Across Ages

Age, unfortunately, is often regarded as an insurmountable obstacle when it comes to adopting new experiences and lifestyles. By embracing the nomadic lifestyle, these experienced professional women have the potential to dismantle such restrictive stereotypes. They would be living testament to the fact that the thirst for adventure and exploration is not fettered by age, and that it’s never too late to shatter the proverbial mold and reinvent oneself.

A Cultural Mosaic: The Journey of Personal Evolution

One of the intrinsic benefits of adopting the nomadic lifestyle is the exposure to a rich tapestry of cultural diversity. By plunging headfirst into unfamiliar cultures, customs, and environments, these professional women have the opportunity to tap into a reservoir of experiences that invariably catalyze personal growth. These experiences, often a captivating blend of excitement and challenge, can broaden their perspective and reinforce their resilience.

The Underestimated Blessings: Health and Well-being

A lifestyle that draws one closer to nature, enables exploration of fresh local produce, and offers clean, unadulterated air – there’s more to the nomadic life than meets the eye. For professional women over 45, these overlooked health benefits can prove instrumental in enhancing their physical well-being as well as mental tranquility.

Global Networking: A Professional Tapestry

Constructing a multifaceted professional network is a paramount priority in the age of global interconnectivity that we inhabit. The nomadic lifestyle, with its international footprint, presents these industrious women with a golden opportunity to cultivate connections that span an array of life paths and professional terrains. This vibrant melting pot of diversity heightens the prospects for innovative cross-fertilization.

In Summary: A Paradigm Shift in Lifestyle

To sum up, the nomadic lifestyle is far from  an impulsive getaway; rather, it is an intentional, fulfilling life choice. For the seasoned professional women above 45, it is a ticket to reauthor their life’s narrative, on their own terms. By challenging stereotypes and embracing change, they can unlock the bountiful rewards of this lifestyle. As the astute Oscar Wilde elegantly stated, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” With that, it’s high time to seize the reins of your life, welcome the nomadic lifestyle, and commence your journey towards a life well-lived!

The Modern Nomad’s Pantry

As a Modern Nomad that spends a great deal of her time living in a 19’ travel trailer, one of the questions that I am asked most often is: how do you eat on the road? Do you actually have food in your travel trailer? Do you cook or just eat out all the time?

First, I eat. I like food like…a lot. So no worries there.

While I will never be mistaken for a healthy lifestyle enthusiast the 2020 pandemic has given me a reason to slow down and revisit the joys of making a home, even if it is a tiny one.

One of the first considerations in tiny or mobile living is space. The second is access to resources. Similar to food stores in a traditional home, lifestyle, food type, shelf life, and quantities must be factored into a supply plan.


In a tiny home or living system maximizing space is a top priority. Typically, I use a combination of mason jars, mylar storage bags with oxygen absorbers, and zip-lock storage bags.

Food Storage Safety Do’s and Don’ts


  • Keep food in covered containers
  • Be PROACTIVE about pests – Use inset-repelling herbs in food storage areas
  • Rotate your food stores/supplies – keep track of expirations dates


  • Eat foods from cans that are swollen, dented, or corroded, even though the product may look safe to eat.
  • Eat any food that looks or smells abnormal, even if the can looks normal.
  • Let garbage accumulate inside, both for fire and sanitation reasons.

Storage Tip:  For longer-term storage of dry goods such as grans, rice, or flour add a bay leaf to the packages/containers to keep pantry pests at bay


Even in a tiny space, it is sometimes very easy to forget what supplies we have and where they are stored. Creating an inventory worksheet serves to key functions. First, it will allow you to maintain a working list of what you have in your mobile pantry and it will also allow you to plan means in both emergency and everyday situations.

The Things We Carry

 In many mobile living scenarios, refrigeration is limited. Although access to power is not often an issue, it can be, therefore it is wise to incorporate canned foods, dry mixes, freeze-dried, and other pantry staples that do not require refrigeration.

My #1 recommendation is to store nutritious food that you and your family will actually enjoy eating! Regardless if you have chosen a mobile lifestyle or you have become mobile out of necessity, remember that food helps us to have a sense of normalcy and is comforting in emergency or high-stress situations. Calm is Contagious, so store the things that will help your family feel calm and safe.

As a Modern Nomad, my goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible. My goal is to always have a minimum of a 1-month supply of non-perishable food per person. Although most sources recommend at least a 3-day supply of food per person in your household, this may not be sufficient in an emergency situation. Every emergency is not a national emergency – sometimes it is just an emergency of one (you and your immediate family).

Ideally, in a traditional homestead or urban living scenario, the food storage goal my be up to a 1-year supply per person in your household. This level of food stores takes up a great deal of space, please plan accordingly. Here is a summary of my current longer-term mobile food stores:

Item Quantity Notes
Rice, Jasmine & Long-grain white 20-30 pounds Filing, nutritious, long shelf-life
Red beans, dry (light kidney beans) 5 pounds Perfect protein, filing, nutritious, long shelf-life
Black beans, dry 2 pounds Perfect protein, filing, nutritious, long shelf-life
Canned vegetables, variety 20+ cans Consider low-sodium varieties that you actually eat
Freeze-dried meat, variety #10 cans, smaller cans Chicken, pulled pork, sausage, ground beef
Tomatoes, canned stewed, crushed, paste 10 cans Great for making sauces and soups
Grits, instant and 5-minute 24 instant packs, 5 pounds cook Filing, comforting. Substitute oatmeal if you prefer that.
Peanut butter 2 24 oz jars Good source of protein, filling, comforting
Tang & Pink lemonade 2 containers Good source for additional vitamin c, adds flavor to water
Powdered milk 2 pounds Good for cooking, added protein, can be used in coffee or tea
Powdered coconut milk 6 packages Great addition to red beans
Beef & chicken bouillon Cubes Flavoring and soup bases
Freeze-dried onions & bell pepper #10 cans and smaller Seasoning
Pancake mix, complete 5 pounds Comfort food, great for anytime meal entrée
Honey, jam, syrups   Sweetening, topping
Pasta 10 pounds Comfort food, filing
Oils, vegetable, coconut   Adds substance to food, supports fat-soluble vitamins distribution in the body
Coffee, ground, instant 5 pounds but often more Comfort, caffeine
Teas, various 100+ bags & cold brews Teas are comforting and have medicinal values.
Sugar, raw & brown 5 pounds Cooking, beverages, first-aid
Powdered coffee creamer   Coffee & tea, adds body to the beaverage
Baking soda 5 pounds Cooking, cleaning, first-aid
Granola 2 pounds Filling, energy, snack
Flour, baking powder, yeast, salt Usable quantities Cooking comfort foods/baking
Dried herbs, various Basil, Bay leaves, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary Seasoning and pest control
White & Apple cider vinegar 1-gallon jugs of each Add other varieties as needed
Freeze-dried scrambled eggs #10 can Nice protein
Freeze-dried broccoli cheddar soup #10 can My daughter loves broccoli cheddar soup, so I keep some on hand
Spices & Condiments, various   Flavor
Popcorn seeds & seasons 4 pounds of seeds Comfort snack
Mixed nuts 2 pounds Comfort snack
Ham flakes 6 boxes For seasoning beans
Instant mashed potatoes 2 pounds Side dish
Pet food, dry 5 pounds Because we love them
Hard candies, variety  Root beer barrels, lemonheads Comfort
 Manual can opener    

‘What’s in your wallet…er, pantry? I’ve been thinking of creating a downloadable pantry list. What do you guys think? I’d love to hear your storage solutions in the comments!

Until next time, stay safe out there!

Bonne journée!

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