After 10 years of living in DC, I came to the conclusion that somehow, I was living someone else's life. While I loved DC, I was a conscious capitalist in the land of civil servants, an outdoors lover in an urban center. I was living a convenient life, when I yearned for a different life -- one that was, well, fine grained.
So about a year ago, I pulled out a sheet of paper and defined the life I wanted: a smaller eco footprint, a simpler life, a grill and a garden, mountains and water, freedom from stuff, rich in experience, and surrounded by beauty. This past summer, I put my home for sale in DC and moved to Seattle to make it happen.
When I described the life I was creating, I found that many others wanted the same thing, too. So I'm hoping my journey will inspire and help you, also. Topics will include finding a small footprint home, simplifying life, editing a wardrobe, buying less and experiencing more, exploring ideas for living, and finding new products that help us live a fine-grained life.
Is it really possible to pull out a blank sheet of paper halfway through your life, imagine a new one, and make it happen? I don't know. But I invite you to be part of this big experiment and to follow me as I try to create it.
Please send me your ideas. I'd love to feature them.