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Pilgrims, travelers, trekkers, voyagers, call us what you like, we as humans all have that nomadic gene. What sets some of us apart from the others is the ability, need, want, and desire to uproot and walk away from everything, heading into that new but unknown direction. The question is how to finance our wandering ways.
“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I have officially reached a state of minimalism, I no longer have anything to work at , I have let everything go. My life savings is 30 quarters in my little treasure satchel and I have two weeks of food, fuel and the basic necessities that sustain life.
Experience is the only thing in this world that we truly posses, it can never be taken away. Every journey can take us as far as we choose to go, my journey isn’t ending its just beginning. There is no destination, we may never truly know where were going as long as we are going, that’s what matters. I’ve always said, if you have to ask yourself if its the real thing its not. So here I am, what next…
People are always asking me how much it costs. My new journey is to discover just that. I’ve become accustomed to drinking shitty wine, and shitty scotch and I’m OK with it. I eat very basic meals and often go without, this is OK also.
My new goal is to become a maximalist while continuing to live the minimalist lifestyle. To earn as I go and not just get by but heaven forbid accumulate wealth, to acquire a few things I have lived for so long without. I have proved to myself that I can happily live with nothing, now its time to add a few luxuries to my life like a savings account, a warm sleeping bag, and a real set of foulies. Over the course of the next few years I will search, discover and share my new maximalist lifestyle.
What do we truly need? If I want it, and I don’t have it, I don’t need it, true but needs got nothing to do with it. Life without small luxuries can become quite boring. I’m not talking about a 40′ yacht, or all the latest gadgetry, i’m talking about the small things, comforts, and the luxury of being able to purchase something without having to add up the sales tax in advance to see if I have enough pennies to actually pay for it.
This is a day by day journey into receiving the maximum benefit with minimal effort. A journey of choice, and a journey of freedom to live the life I have chosen.
My first step is consistent income. I have hired myself and now all I have to do is create a source for my new employee. For now I am chief engineer on The`, washer, waxer, electrician, rigger, bottom cleaner, sail maker. I have a $1000.00 mobile office/film studio and nothing but time on my hands. I’m a one man marketing and PR department, writer, producer, director, host, and editor. My old motto we pay to advertise, but create to publicize could never be truer and I have just embarked on a journey to create an empire with nothing more that a cheap camera, on old dying net book and $7.50 in quarters. From this point forward any success or failure in is up to me and nobody else. I don’t see how life can be anymore difficult than it is now, so the only way is up.
Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Mathew 6:34