Recently, I have become queen of the cheap date. I am officially addicted to saving my money. This is good because the clock is ticking and I have roughly 6 months of saving for my goal before my deadline in March. One of the hardest parts of living on a tight budget these past few months has been the restriction […]
I love podcasts. They make the unbearable, bearable, pleasant even… a long work day, long car trips, etc. They allow me to learn, dream, brainstorm. They inspire me. They’ve made me laugh, they’ve made me cry. Here are a few of my absolute favorites: Stuff Mom Never Told You What is it? Stuff Mom Never Told You is part of […]
So like most humans I’m into food. And since I’m getting used to this blogging thing, and see that some other bloggers like to share food they eat, or more particularly–food they make, I thought I’d try a “food post.” I mean, I cook, sometimes. So here goes… For dinner last night I made… Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa […]
Goofy and perhaps overly “indie” but inspiring nonetheless
Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the idea of a “minimalist lifestyle,” partly because I am trying to save money (I mean, let’s get serious), partly to try to change my lifestyle to one that is easily adaptable to change and travel (i.e. getting rid of the unnecessary/avoiding the acquisition of the unnecessary) and partly because the idea itself […]
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Good Morning, I realize that at this moment I am writing to no one. I am writing to cyber space? That’s ok for now. This blog was conceived because of an idea. An idea that has somewhat recently became a real plan. I have started the research process for this plan. I have even began creating spreadsheets. When I create a spreadsheet, I mean business. I even set a deadline for when this plan needs to become action. What is this idea/plan you ask?? The plan is for my next big adventure. And an adventure it will be. I will quite my job sometime before March 1st. I will buy a one way ticket to South America. I will travel for a year straight (or until I run out of mula). I will volunteer, couchsurf, learn Spanish and travel through Latin America “on a shoe string” as Lonely Planet likes to call it. Starting in Chile and working my way up through Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, and then up to Panama and through Central America until I reach Belize, or possibly Mexico. I will write, see & do amazing things, meet inspiring people, and live the life of a vagabond. Though I don’t anticipate I will ever really be alone, I will embark on this journey solo. Why am I writing this now? 7 months before my estimated date of departure? Because before my big idea can become a healthy plan, […]