Escaping

I stood on the beach in Sayulita this weekend with the waves crashing on my feet. It was a few days into the trip so I had successfully reached a state of relaxation. Something was different though. Normally I trick myself into thinking the vacation I'm experiencing is what I need forever. I normally wonder why I'm living a normal life when I should be on vacation all the time without any worries. This time I couldn't do that. I was still engaged with all of my responsibilities. I was pondering what it would really mean to live my life without my current structure. I know too well that I can't just leave everything. There has to be something more sustainable.


My journey to leaving started a long time ago. Even as a youth I had trouble with falling into a pattern and accepting that the world around me was the only path. I still haven't found out what the end of this journey looks like. I have this fire and desire in me but I have only seemed to keep adding to this ideas without a firm conclusion. I don't have a family. I don't own a home. I do have so incredibly much to be thankful for and look forward to though.

I moved to San Francisco for work but I have found so much more here. I found freedom to think and to be. I have watched others express themselves and felt complete freedom to do the same. This city has fueled my fire even more.

I, like so many other people, have been interested in tiny home living for a while. I have done enough research and consideration to realize what it really means. While it's a cheaper way to live there are trade offs. It's the ideas I take away from the lifestyle than anything else. Simplicity. Frugality. Critically thinking about one's lifestyle. All of these are principles that are contributing to my ideas of what I want my life to be.

Right now I am challenging myself to continue to come up with ideas but more importantly to come up with more conclusions about what I want for my life. Maybe I can't take action on them immediately. Maybe I don't have the time or money. I do have intention and the ability to surround myself with people and situations that lead me closer to a life that I see being fulfilling.

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