Well, I did not think I would return, but I definitely did leave the possibility open, and here I am!
The one thing I enjoyed about the blog before, was hearing what other people were experiencing and being inspired by them. I also enjoyed the fact that there was a possibility that we were helping others as well.
Which brings me to why I’ve returned. I believe there is a shift happening. And I think many people are looking for a new path, but much like ourselves, do not know anything other than the path they’ve seen others take before them. What if you started to entertain thoughts of a different life? A different path? Something you can’t even imagine because it hasn’t even entered your mind?
The old formula (which really only had a very short life span in human history) was:
education + j.o.b. + marriage + picket fence + (early?) retirement = happy life
In a global, service based economy, telecommuting and distributed teams are becoming the norm. The ability to educate yourself on any topic you want, and from anywhere in the world, is completely within your reach. The freedom to teach, serve, and help others globally, is at your fingertips. All you need is wifi or 3G. So, what purpose does that old formula serve?
The saying goes: if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.
If you want a radical shift, you have to make a radical change. And that starts with your thinking. The stories you tell yourself, and shifting the paradigms that you might not even be consciously aware that you have.
But first, you need to open yourself up to the possibilities that the path you want is actually possible. And secondly, you need to be able to recognize when you have had enough of that path, be honest, and start looking for a new and better path.
I want the blog to move away from our daily life details as a family, to more of a high level view of how our paradigms have shifted over our last 3 years of travel, and how we’ve stripped away things and ideas that no longer serve us. I want to look at how these shifts have helped us to focus on what truly matters (to us): relationships, and experiences.
I’d love to hear everyone chime in, and of course if you want help or ideas, or just to be able to bounce ideas around, feel free to contact us.
In the mean time, I’ll do my best to start blogging more regularly on topics such as budgeting, planning, organizing, learning/education, languages, culture, self sustainability, using technology to work your passion, etc. etc.
If you have ideas on what you’d like to see, please feel free to comment. I’d love to hear your ideas!