Homeward Unbound- Chapter 6: Leaving My Tech Job, Nomad Life, and Re-thinking Reality

Anand Swamy
11 min readApr 28, 2022
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A few months ago, I made the decision to leave my job. The factors and series of events were many that led to this calling, and untimely as it may seem to outward eyes, it was a yearning and timed perfectly for the sweet fruit of change was ripe for the picking.

I think much of life is a tug of war between what is within our control and what’s not.

Having a watchful eye on events outside of my control and being mindful to not be vested in their outcome has been important for my sanity.

This is what led me to the decisions I’ve made.

Today I will share 3 topics.

  1. Why I quit my job
  2. Full-time RV living
  3. Existential learnings

I hope the wisdom I uncover through my journey can find its way to you so it can enrich your life.

Leaving My Job

It wasn’t as much of a desire as it was a necessity to do this right now. My wife’s health hasn’t been the best, my mother passed away last year, and frankly, the desire to do something different with my life beckoned.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

-Steve Jobs

I Love My Wife

2021 for many, including myself, was a challenging year.

My life partner has had her series of health issues over the past few years, and even though we took every conceivable attempt to find solutions through Western and Alternative medicine, we came out nil.

Hard-earned money was taken hastily without solutions, and we were no closer to finding answers than we had first started. But despite the challenges, unprecedented beauty in the form of new opportunities came our way.

My wife’s podcast, Exposing Mold is on the cutting edge of uncovering many truths about our current state of the world. She has become a strong voice for many like her that have been…



Anand Swamy

I write about personal development and self awareness.