Walking away from all that $$$

I ain't trading my youth for no suit and jacket I ain't giving my freedom for your money and status -Judah & the Lion (this song came on during one of my I should be happier brain sessions) This is A of A+M. Mandy does most of the writing because, well, she is just better [...]

To Paris and Beyond

After a few lazy days, I am happy to say that I just did a mini workout in my living room and I am feeling great. I did squats, jumping jacks, abs, and danced around while my younger brother just stared at me. All of this was accompanied by many Pitch Perfect 3 sound track [...]

It’s all about your perspective.

Why do we hesitate to make choices? I believe that a lot of our hesitation is based upon the risk we are willing to take. At least that is the case for me. What sold me on our newest decision is the art of changing the perspective. Instead of thinking of a decision as a [...]

YES, we get enough f*ing protein…

This blog is about our pursuit of happiness. With this, comes not only travel and location independence, but also food and health. I really struggled to write this post because I did not want to alienate anyone. Even in 2018; I still get questions/comments like "what do you eat", or "you know we have canine teeth [...]

No time for cheesecake

Why is my vegan cheesecake not setting? Ugh!? This is just the cherry on top of a typical day where I struggle with doing to much and not enough all at the same time. Here was my day. I got up at 4:50 am, worked from 6am-2:30pm, drove home; then I remembered that I still [...]

South or West? Help us choose our next adventure!

"Keep Austin Weird" Photo Courtesy of Do you remember those books when we were kids where you can "choose your own adventure"? You get to page 121, then you can either go through the tunnel, or continue on the beaten path, remember? Well, this time I am going down the path less traveled, and I [...]

We want a life that we don’t have to escape from.

It's been pretty rainy and dreary here in NH lately. I'd love to say that I dance in the rain and embrace the clouds; but this is just not the case. I know that rain is good for our environment, I just find it so darn depressing. I know that it will rain everywhere I [...]

Struggling with the budget

Let me tell you, the struggle is real. Sticking to a budget is not the easiest thing to do. We've never been big spenders in regards to clothing or other material items. However, we do love entertainment. We love going to the movies, going out to dinner, going to shows/concerts. Summertime in NH does not [...]

HI HO, HI HO, It’s off to Mom’s we go…

  February 2018 There we were, sitting in our beautiful apartment in Portsmouth, N.H., drinking coffee and talking about our move to Richmond, Va. We loved our idyllic, seacoast neighborhood, but we were ready to explore a new place and be rid of the NH winters we so despise. I was feeling so cheerful until [...]

On our way to feeling the sunshine.

We are so excited to start out on this journey that we hardly know where to begin, so here goes. I am sitting here at my kitchen table staring out the window into the beautiful sunshine. All I can think about is how I want to be out in the sunshine all the time; not [...]