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Thankful (a year in pics)

Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.

Christmas and New Years will always have a special place in my heart, but in light of the chaos and uncertainty in our world – and maybe because I’m getting older (and shockingly more mature), I’m realizing the fragility of life and the importance of living with gratitude. Continue reading “Thankful (a year in pics)”

How to Do Something You Said You’ve Always Wanted to? Start Here.

(taking a short break during our walks through London)

We’re back. It’s been about four months since our last post here, mainly because so many things were going on. In the past months we’ve helped put on two awesome events (World Domination Summit and Pioneer Nation), successfully raised money for a new college we are helping to launch in Portland called the Wayfinding Academy, went to Europe for a family wedding (along with some sight seeing and a special bike tour), and did a road trip through California for a month to see family, friends, and celebrate another family wedding (Michelle’s brother). In between, we’ve been doing some house/pet sitting. Needless to say a lot has been going on but we’re still trying our best to make intentional choices to live life the we want (and still trying to figure out what that looks like).  Hope you enjoy the latest thoughts:  Continue reading “How to Do Something You Said You’ve Always Wanted to? Start Here.”

Finding Your Own Way at the World Domination Summit

It’s 2am in local time in London. I’m wide awake thanks to the abrupt time change (yesterday we were in Portland). Perfect time for a post.

Ever since Michelle and I quit our jobs and our conventional life pathway 4-years ago, I tend to have an annual freak out. Continue reading “Finding Your Own Way at the World Domination Summit”

The College Experience Re-imagined: A New Path for Students

Recently, Michelle and I have joined a team working on a project called the Wayfinding Academy. It’s a new college we are helping to start in Portland, Oregon that will provide students with a 2-year hand-crafted, personalized college experience.

Why are we doing this?

In another life, I worked as a  Continue reading “The College Experience Re-imagined: A New Path for Students”

7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Marriage

This past Sunday, Michelle and I celebrated 7 years of marriage.  If those 7 years are any indicators for what’s to come in our relationship, I can only say, “it’s going to be an incredible adventure”.

Our relationship is an adventure. A wild, fun, challenging, crazy at times, wonderful adventure.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in these past 7 years of marriage it has been that you never stop learning or growing. Continue reading “7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Marriage”

Tiny House Living Teaches You Valuable Life Lessons

For the past two weeks we’ve been house-sitting a tiny house (and dog) for a good friend. This experience has taught us a lot about tiny homes in general, but more importantly, taught us a few important life-lessons as well. Continue reading “Tiny House Living Teaches You Valuable Life Lessons”

Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?

When it comes to intentional living, this phrase, “just because you can, does it mean you should,” is extremely important and helpful. Continue reading “Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?”

An Introduction to Tiny House Living: Pictures

So we’ve been living in a tiny house now for the past week-and-a-half and many of you have been asking,  “what does it look like?” and “how has it been living in a smaller space?” It’s been awesome. (Note: It’s not our tiny house. We are just housesitting and dog-sitting for a couple of weeks while our good friend is off on an adventure.) Continue reading “An Introduction to Tiny House Living: Pictures”

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

a recent selfie from Mai Châu, Vietnam

Every year I write a birthday post reflecting on something I’ve learned in the past year about myself (and thoughts about getting older). It’s a great way to see where I’ve been, who I am today, and hopefully reflects the person I am working towards becoming.  

I’ve always been a self-conscious person. Continue reading “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

Updates from our Travels

Greetings from Japan! For those of you who have been subscribed to our personal blog for a long time, you might have noticed that we have not been posting consistently as we used to. Continue reading “Updates from our Travels”

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