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For a year I was actually a nomad.
A 'nomad' is a person who has no permanent place to live and travels from one place to another with all of his things. Notice the following:
▫️After being a nomad for the past few years, it will be nice to finally unpack my suitcases.
▫️Life as a nomad can be really exciting sometimes and exhausting others.
I would choose my own itinerary and my destination.
An 'itinerary' is a detailed plan for a trip. Notice the following:
▫️What is your travel itinerary?
▫️Please send me a copy of your itinerary, so I know when to pick you up.
After a while, you really crave social interaction.
You 'crave' something when you really want it. Notice the following:
▫️After a few days with her, you'll be craving silence.
▫️I am really craving pizza right now.
I had no one to report to and no schedule.
You usually 'report to' someone, like a boss, and tell him what you have been working on. Notice the following:
▫️While you are traveling, we expect you to report to us at least twice a week.
▫️He has so many bosses that he never knows who to report to.
Total freedom was actually almost paralyzing.
When something is 'paralyzing,' it makes you feel like you cannot move or act. Notice the following:
▫️Rock climbing would be a very paralyzing sport for me.
▫️I would be paralyzed with fear in a situation like that.
It was like standing on the edge of an abyss and looking down.
An 'abyss' is like a very deep canyon, where you cannot see the bottom. Notice the following:
▫️Falling off the trail here would mean tumbling into an abyss.
▫️His house sits on the edge of an abyss.
I finally realized that I wanted normalcy again.
'Normalcy' is a general feeling of being normal and having a normal routine. Notice the following:
▫️There has been so much going on for me at home that it will be really nice to finally have some normalcy.
▫️One of the best ways to create a schedule for a newborn is to have normalcy in your life.
Everyone would benefit from trying it and working out what they really value.
What you 'value' is what is important to you. Notice the following:
▫️He values money too much.
▫️Traveling will help you see how much you really value your family.
▪️Not all it's cracked up to be
I'm not saying it's not worth it; it's just not all it's cracked up to be.
When something is 'not all it's cracked up to be,' it doesn't live up to your expectations. It's not what you expected, and you are disappointed. Notice the following:
▫️He was very excited when he got his new job, but he soon found out it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
▫️Living in tropical areas isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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