Sunday, August 22, 2010
Making The Jump Off The Grid
The toughest step in any major change is to make the decision and go for it... the older we get, the more risk averse we become. Packing up your family, your old life, selling off your hard earned belongings and setting of on an adventure with no guarantees is a risky proposition.
We've started... made the tough decision, and question ourselves everyday. Ultimately happy on the adventure, but we still get sucked back into the old life as we continue to cut the invisible ties to societies anchors.
We had no idea of the extent that our old lives were controlled by government and the so-called "Normal Life", everything we touch has an element of control, restriction and is part of the complex trap of "normality".
One thing we have discovered early on... If you try to escape the trappings of a normal life, you quickly become an outlaw, shunned, misunderstood and the odds stack up against you overnight. But, the bright light is that your eyes open and you see other unusual people, a community of distinct individuals who give you hope and lead by example.
This has nothing to do with being progressive, in fact it's really the opposite, it's about finding a balance and figuring out what is right for you and your family.
The question is... can you really live a fulfilling life outside societies boundaries. Shed the trappings and perception of the "safety net" that modern society uses to keep the worker bees in place?