Twelve Month Incarceration

It has been a week since I began my Green Bay apartment lease and my twelve month incarceration. I have not had much time to dwell on my new situation. I have been busy this week moving and unpacking. You Call This Minimalism?! After all of the stuff I got rid of in the past year and a half, it Read More …

Summaries of Days 13 & 14 – Stoners, Punks, & Values

Over the past three days, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what my life will look like after this trip is over. I think I’ve made considerable progress. And I might have a stoner chick to thank for the idea that sparked my imagination. Route Updates For all the miles and hours I’ve logged over the past two days, Read More …

Home Sweet Home

When I finish my tour of North America at the end of this year, not only will I have to find a new job, but I’ll have to find a new home, as well. Although I believe finding a home will be relatively easier than finding a new job, the hunt will not be without obstacles. The Chicken and the Read More …

Spartan Envy

As Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are fond of saying, minimalism is not a radical lifestyle – it is a tool. Take any two people who identify as minimalists, and you’re likely to see two very different lifestyles. There is no right way to be a minimalist, and minimalism is not a competition to see who can own the least Read More …

My Old Life – Part 2 – What I Won’t Miss

For all the comfort, security, and familiarity that I am leaving behind, it’s important for me to remember that my old life comes with no guarantees. If I change my mind and decide not to sell my home this summer, it doesn’t mean I won’t lose it in a fire this autumn.  If I chose not to retire, any number of things could Read More …

Packing a “Go Bag”

A lot of people (myself included, as recently as a year ago) consider travel to be stressful. Culture and societal expectations have imposed a very particular style of travel upon Americans. We try to cram a busy itinerary into the few days we get for vacation in a year. Marketing encourages us to book luxurious vacation packages full of expensive reservations. Read More …