What if you had planted a forest 20 or 30, or 50 years ago?
What would your life be like if you had chosen to act on an idea or intention, however imperfect those actions might have been?
If you could, what piece of advice would you give to a younger you?
We asked ourselves these same questions after realizing we had become financially successful but still felt unfulfilled. Realizing that we were no longer creating our lives. Our business was running us and we were living as a cog in the system of consumerism, outside gratification and distractions, as opposed to living our authentic selves following our soul’s purpose.
Having had a wake-up call we decided to do something radically different. We committed to reconnecting to ourselves, each other, and a meaningful life. We were determined to redefine life on our terms.
We asked ourselves how we could use our gifts to make a difference in the world and expand our lives at the same time?
A crazy idea popped into our reality & the fire inside of us started to grow… It involved travel, adventure & time in nature. We were going to drive from Portland Oregon to Patagonia, the southern tip of South America (not the clothing store!). We sold our business, got rid of all but their essential personal items, created their own expedition vehicle and set off.
After 7 years of travel, we have been to 12 different countries, added 2 new babies to our family, and have still not arrived at our final destination of Patagonia, Chile.
Life is the journey not the destination.