Living in 29 Places Over 39 Years

My experience of being constantly on the move

David Drake
8 min readAug 1, 2021

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Handwritten timeline of where the author has lived in a notebook.
Photo courtesy of the author — Timeline of moves from 1982 to 2017

For a little while, I’ve been telling people that I’m in the 24th place to call home. Turns out I was off by about 20%; it’s 29 places. What follows is a bit of the story of how I came to live so many places, and some things I’ve learned along the way.

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David Drake

Accomplished Father, Leader, Engineer, Writer, and Wannabe Chef. @randomdrake