Our family had a house, apartments and some decent jobs- we even had a nice, green backyard for our son and pets to run around in. Sounds nice, ( American Dream) right? Wrong! Slowly, a light bulb was growing brighter in our minds, steering us away from the typical family existence. There is no way to explain it, but rather, a burning drive to go against the grain and live life like there is no guarantee for retirement. Because, there is not!
Come on now… don’t you guys think that there is more to our lives and existence than having a 2 week vacation from our jobs and routinely hauling our kids to activities, church, chores and other mundane tasks? When do we even have time for our families and exploring this beautiful world we live in when it is all scheduled, mixed in with societal expectations.
Why do we want to live a continue rat race, full of work just to make money that we don’t have time to spend. We believe the REAL american dream is when you take charge of your life and not settle for what is “expected of you”.
I’m going to be honest, we are sick of the “SAME” everything! Same: house, friends, holiday, job, views, vacations, school, chores and expectations. Not that we don’t love our friends, but, we just want to get off the straight and narrow path.
Follow my blog and see how we make this life work, it is about shifting ones’ perspective, priorities and having the ability to think outside the traditional box.
Disclaimer: This life isn’t for everyone, but, it has changed us for the better and our son, Ethan.