or “How to Procrastinate Yourself into an Awesome Future”
When Taylor and I started talking about our future, about doing things like going to live in, say Costa Rica in five years, I was excited about the possibilities of travel, immersion in another culture, learning a new language and living near the ocean. I had no idea how procrastination and perspective would shape the things to come. Read More →
When I first imagined this life — living on the road in an RV with my wife and two dogs — long before we purchased our motorhome and began our journey, I envisioned us cruising gleefully down US Route 66, the dry, desert breeze blowing through our hair as Beth sits with her feet on the dash and two happy, goofy puppies sit smiling behind us, watching the scenery fly by.
Fast forward 5 months into our journey, and the reality isn’t quite so picturesque. Turns out, our dogs really suck at this. Read More →
I love hiking. In fact, I look forward to Sunday mornings more than every other day of the week simply because Beth and I have made it a habit to hike every Sunday.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not innately a morning person, and no matter how hard I try to make getting up early a ritual, it still feels grueling every day. Still, on Sundays, once the fog has lifted, I almost spring out of bed knowing how much a 3 mile hike will burn away the cobwebs in my brain and help me refocus, regenerate, reenergize and reinvigorate my passion for… well, all the things.
Today, as I hiked, I focused on my own perception. See, I really enjoy hiking in Vibram Five Fingers. You can call me a douche for wearing toe shoes — I don’t care; wearing minimalist shoes that both give your toes room to breathe and your feet a feeling of connection with the earth while hiking through the woods is, to me, the very definition of mindfulness. At least I’m not wearing a bluetooth headset too. 😉 Read More →
This blog came about during our regular Sunday hike several weeks ago, as Beth and I continued to discuss our plans to sell our house and move to an oceanfront location yet undecided. Across the past 18 months, since we first decided to live the lives we want to live NOW, we’ve learned so much and we continue to learn more each and every day. In preparation for living in exotic places, we need to learn new languages, new customs, new laws and regulations, and even new skills to help us earn a living should other projects we have stop providing consistent income. Read More →