Like most of humanity, Erin and I have had more than our fair share of challenges in the first half of 2020. However, regardless of everything we are blessed to still have our health, jobs, and sanity. Now we are able to enjoy a few days off from working, selling our home, packing, moving, and putting out an actual raging electrical fire on our old neighbor’s property all in the midst of a global pandemic. Needless to say we were more than happy to take some time and enjoy what we have been referring to as, ‘halftime.’
Anyone who watches football knows that the second half of the game rarely plays out the same as the first. Both teams have a chance to rest, reflect on what they did well and the mistakes they made, pivot their game plan, make necessary adjustments, and come out ready to fight with a renewed sense of energy in the third quarter.
This is our mindset moving forward through the rest of 2020 and beyond!
A little less than a year ago, we began talking about our plans for the future, how we envisioned it, where and how we wanted to live. Prior to meeting her, I had a half-baked plan to buy some land on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala with the intention of creating a Digital Nomad retreat center; a place where remote workers/travelers could come together and discover the local wonder that exists on this magical lake.
Given the current state of the world, I’m glad that I didn’t move forward with that plan.
Dreaming is a vital part of living a fulfilling life. It gives us a reason to keep pushing forward, especially when going through difficult times. Meeting someone that you can co-create a brand new shared dream with is more magnificent than I ever could have imagined. Do we know exactly where we will end up? Nope! After much discussion and research, we easily agreed on relocating somewhere out west.
So we set our sights on the Pacific Northwest!
Earlier this year things began to align for us in the most unusual ways. Like millions of other people around the globe, both of us were forced to work from home until further notice. A couple months later, we were given the green light to work remotely indefinitely. We put the house up for sale and it was under contract in two weeks! We searched tirelessly for a rental out west and she found the perfect lake house on the Idaho/Washington State border not too far from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Our collective powers of manifestation and our ability to get things done together, all while working full time from home have proven that we are an incredible team.
For our personal halftime show, while our material possessions and cars are shipped to our new home, we spent a much needed relaxing week in California visiting her parents.
A little over a week ago we arrived to a place that neither one of us has ever been before, in what will be our new temporary home until we find a spot to build our forever nest. She and I could live anywhere in the world, so long as we have each other we’ll always be home.
This new adventure is one that I can finally share with someone who makes me excited to get out of bed every morning before the sun so we can watch it rise together.
This new adventure is our love adventure ❤️