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(UPDATE: You can hear me talk for 5 minutes about my work adventure on PRI’s radio show “To The Best of Our Knowledge”: http://www.ttbook.org/book/what-its-work-demand-economy)
Hello! Welcome to my blog!
I’m a 40-something, overeducated, self-micro-managing (except when I’m not), former corporate-world Director turned odd-job doer, small business developer, and wanderer. I’ve earned degrees from fancy schools and slugged through stressful jobs. As-miserable-as-I-was-meant-to-be-going-down-the-traditional-path, I decided last year to stop the madness and to turn toward adventure. In doing so, I took a life that was quickly becoming not worth living and designed it into a dream.
What I did was this: I hit the road and lived somewhere new every month. Every month, I went to a new town and struck a fine balance between really living like a local AND taking in all of the sites that only a tourist can still recognize. I had prepared for this by saving and building up a business that allowed me to work from anywhere. And 1 year later, I put my stuff in storage, grabbed my laptop (and a few other things), and walked out the door…
And here’s where I’ve been:
Month 1. April 2014 – Whidbey Island, WA
Month 2. May 2014 – Orcas Island, WA
Month 3. June 2014 – Seaview, WA / Astoria, OR / Puget Island, WA
Month 4. July 2014 – Salem, OR
Month 5. Aug 2014 – Puget Island, WA (w/a little Eugene, OR / Redmond, OR / Boise, ID)
Month 6. Sept 2014 – Hailey, ID
Month 7. Oct 2014 – Missoula, MT
Month 8. Nov 2014 – Coeur d’Alene, ID / Tofino, BC / Victoria, BC
Month 9. Dec 2014 – Victoria, BC / Courtenay, BC
Month 10. Jan 2015 – Sechelt, BC
Month 11. Feb 2015 – Mayne Island, BC
Month 12. March 2015 – Port Angeles, WA
Through this blog, I share stories of adventure on the road. The reasons for this are many.
I want to talk about what can happen when life gets “off course.”
I want to talk about what can happen when you’re the one who’s consciously thrown it there.
I want to explore the concept of a creative life, of ways to reconsider the traditional structures and paths associated with education, work, skills, and knowledge.
I want to share a story of how creating a non-traditional work life can offer the freedom of doing fulfilling work, without limitations.
And I don’t want you to keep telling me that you are “living vicariously” through my experiences… I want you to go out and live your own.
Thanks so much for visiting, reading, and sharing. It’s such an honor for me that you’re here.
Feel free to email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org – I would love to hear from you!
(Oh, and by the way…some of the images I post are not “mine.” In these cases, I will assume the images are in the public domain and will always post my source. Please contact me if any images are posted without consent and/or the source is somehow incorrect.)