(The Drinkers – Jean Béraud – Public Domain)

According to Wikipedia, Bohemianism can be defined as:

“The practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds…Bohemians are often associated with unorthodox or anti-establishment political or social viewpoints, which often are expressed through free love, frugality, and—in some cases—voluntary poverty”

So, Ask Yourself: Are You A Bohemian?

Romantic Bohemian is a blog about universal truths. Sometimes these go unrecognized in today’s rather pressured, materialist, workaholic world, but just beneath the surface they are there. I think it’s high time we revisit what life is supposed to be all about: creativity, rejecting superficial materialism, sleeping with someone sexy and circumnavigating the globe.

Being different, risk-taking, passionate, creative, independent and somewhat slothful shouldn’t be a curse. It is, in fact, the way life is meant to be lived. The aim of this blog is to explore art and music, personal freedom, frugality, daydreaming and the rejection of the straightjackets society often places on us (or that we imagine they do). Life Is Precious: to be cherished and full of pleasure- not austerity, obedience and delayed gratification in some ridiculous imagined afterlife.

I’ll be exploring the values of Bohemianism, it’s history, people and culture through to the present day, and hopefully inspiring people to live more adventurous, passionate and balanced lives. I launched this site for everyone who seeks to follow their own path of doing what they want to do- not what everyone else wants us to do. Perhaps by doing so, readers who come across this blog may realize they’re not crazy blasphemers for thinking these thoughts…

About Greg Goldblatt:

I’m London born, then raised in San Francisco’s last heyday as a teen. Studied in Scotland, lived and worked in Japan and Brazil as a teacher, volunteered in Central America, as well as traveling the world whenever I get the free time. I identity as many things, a wanderer, an eccentric, an atheist, an artist and a Bohemian (or maybe just a Beatnik). I spend my days cloud gazing , playing jazz and Anglo-Irish folk music, collecting vintage suits and distilling single malt scotch. I’m never satisfied with complacency and am well aware that sooner or later… we all run out of road. As an old Chinese proverb states, “May You Live in Interesting Times…”