Just sitting here on a cold Wednesday morning, snow lightly falling outside my window. Mornings like these, it’s hard to ignore the fact that I am getting older. Not old, mind you, but older. Even so, that in itself brings on a certain mindset. I don’t want to say that you are forced to think of your own mortality but thoughts have a way of creeping into your mind all on their own. So what am I driving at? I really strongly believe that there are many people, such as myself, who would be interested in a nomadic journey or at the very least a location independent lifestyle. The term “digital nomad” seems to be synonymous with younger generations and yet I sense there are innumerable persons such as I who would be keenly interested in exploring this new world. When I say “I” I am speaking of those 55 and older. I don’t like the term “seniors”. It conjures images of depreciation and dilapidaticity. (That’s word’s all mine) I prefer the term “doyen” which comes from the Greek dekanos, meaning “chief of ten.” More specifically, it can be defined as “a person considered to be knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor.”
So here is my thought; I want to connect or build a community of like-minded “doyens”. I believe that together we can build something from this idea although I’ll admit I am not really quite sure what. So that’s it. It all starts with an idea. Well, that, and a few tutorials. Perhaps one day I will look back on this day as being the first of many in a long journey whose ending is uncertain. I suppose I should at least choose a paid plan with WordPress so I am somewhat committed but for now, I am just testing the waters. I’ve had enough grandiose plans begin with a bang, and some hard earned money, only to fall by the wayside. We all have I am sure. It’s a funny thing about life, we all like to think that no one is quite like us, that somehow we are so different. Only thing is when you do start to talk to other people you quickly begin to realize that you really aren’t. Every time I tell someone I have had some strange paranormal experiences. they kind of shrug and say, “ya, me too”. At first, I was like, “what, you have?” Now I just react with more of a simple resignation. Guess I am not quite as strange as I thought I was but I am ok with that. I love me and that’s what really counts in the end.
So here I am, strange or not, putting myself out there for all of the cyber world to see. Exclaiming and exalting my dream. my goal, my desire. I wish to be a doyen but not just any doyen, a doyen digital nomad. Time to hit the road. My journey awaits. Wish me luck.