In the beginning of 2017, I decided to finally jump on what I have dreamt and thought about for a long time. I started to realize that I wanted to have the time to do what I loved best. To travel, connect, explore and be in the wilderness. However, work, PTO denials, mortgage payments, bills and the factors of traditional adulting got in the way. I dreamt of days that I could truly sink into the present and not have the countdown to the weekend or the lists of to-do lists dance around my head. I decided to listen to what my heart was telling me. It was telling me to take the time now and live. Escape the societal norms and pressures and live in a way that I feel fulfilled and complete. Logistics hold us back from a lot of risk, but I decided not to listen. I decided to take the risk and see what is really out there for me.
I saved as much money as I could, quit my job of five years, sold my car and the vast majority of my belongings, rented out my house and bought a van. This will be the chronicles of my adventures, experiences and connections I find along my path.