It’s time for an update! Here I am at the kitchen table, wearing slippers, thermal underwear, pajama pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a very thick fleece hoodie. This for me is a miserable New England winter. It was only 10 degrees when I drove to work this morning and I am already sick of it. One part of me really feels motivated by this and the other part defeated. I think of these cold days and how I could be rid of them. I just keep thinking to myself, what can I do to get me closer to a warm weather climate? Here in NH, the days are short of light and cold all day. When I leave for work at 5:30AM, it is cold and dark. I get home from work around 2-3pm and it is dark within an hour. How do I feel motivated to do anything besides curl up in my bed and watch movies? For me, that is the struggle lately. There is so much for me to do that I don’t always know where to begin or what would be the most productive.
We are in a point in our planning that it almost feels like we are at a stand still. We are working full time and working on the condo on the weekends; with help from our wonderful friends and family. As we think of our final goals, it’s hard not to feel like we are making any progress. We need to work full time to pay our bills and have health insurance. This unfortunately leaves us less time to work on our future business and figure things out. We have joined an online community called Location Indie. This community is full of people who share in similar goals and are supportive of each other. It is our goal to become active members of this and use it to our advantage.
I look at Instagram everyday and I am so jealous of all of the people who are traveling and living a location independent lifestyles. The pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey are my very favorite! Here is an example of what I see in my feed everyday. Air Ballooning in Cappadocia is on my bucket list!
With that in mind; I am working on becoming less jealous, and more inspired. My plan to become more productive and work towards our goals will be about using my time appropriately. My wife is one of the most determined people I know. She constantly has her goals in her head and is doing everything to reach those goals. We have both come to realize that I am just not that way. I don’t get very stressed and I don’t tend to let things bother me. This can be good and bad. Fortunately, where I lack, I make up for it in household duties. My new plan will involve a bit more of a structured schedule. This will not be the end all, be all, but I think it will help me to focus. I want to work more on this blog, on our condo, and be an active part of the Location Indie Community. Who wants to keep me accountable? I have a certain friend in mind, and if she is reading this, you know who you are!
The positive in all of this is that our mindsets have changed. No matter how busy or even lazy we become; we have not given up. We think about it every day and talk about it almost everyday as well. When I meet new people, I am always excited to tell them about our life goal and where we want to be. Reaching our ultimate dream is truly a journey, and this is just another step. Talk to you soon my friends, keep dreaming!
All you need is a suitcase and a playlist.
A & M