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How To Cope With Having No Roots If You Become A Nomad?



Question from Instagram: "How do you cope with having no roots as a nomad?"


Hmmm, this is a hard one for me to answer. Although I have had stints of being a digital nomad, I definitely don’t consider myself nomadic. I consider myself an ex-pat looking to be an immigrant somewhere lol.

Truthfully, I’ve never felt as if I wasn’t rooted. To be rooted, for me, isn’t designated to a place, but rather a sense of self. I’m always deeply rooted wherever I go because I know who I am, who I am evolving into and I move in alignment with that knowing.

I have, however, felt “unsettled”.


As a type-A, Capricorn introvert, I’m definitely a home-body and I like routine. Even when I’m nomadic, I quickly create a routine for myself. So when I feel “unsettled” I know that I need to look outward for support and community. It requires effort and participation in the world and a community to develop a sense of belonging, familiarity, “settledness” and perhaps for some “rootedness”. I’ll also add that my friends and family travel (and live abroad) so I don’t feel as if my community, my people, or belonging is ever tied to a single place.



Have any more questions? Have some insight to share? Drop your comments below and let’s continue the conversation.


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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

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Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.