Control and stuff, or experiences?

Any sense of control you have in your lives is simply an illusion that you’ve allowed to persist. Your life could end in the next few minutes, or you could live to 120 with modern medicine.

You can take actions to minimize exposure, but ultimately you’re here for a limited time. Worrying about “stuff” and possessions is seemingly the least valuable place to invest your time and emotions.

It took us way too long to get to this conclusion, and moving into a 5th wheel with my wife, daughter, and two dogs has solidified it. The smaller, experience driven life is hard to beat.

We used to live in a 1600 sq ft. townhouse 1 mile south of downtown Dallas. Before that in a 3,500 sq. ft. home in Flower Mound (a higher end, third ring suburb of Dallas, you know, “for the schools”).

Leaving that behind… we’ve listened to hundreds of seagulls enjoying a feast on a lake in a Kansas state park, and have seen the milky way with the naked eye while out walking the dogs 100ft from the RV in Oklahoma. We’ve been to 7 states in the past few months and stayed in some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

All the while, we work from the RV and keep in touch with friends and family online. We’re learning more and more to get out an do the local things, though admittedly this is a new thing as we’ve grown more comfortable with the patterns of being “mobile.”

If you’re thinking of downsizing, or have a desire to live a smaller, more deliberate lifestyle, reach out. We’re happy to share what we’ve learned with you!

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Husband, father, epic adventurer, perpetually curious, rule breaker, startup guy, innovator, maker of things. Doer of stuff. CEO of Epic Playground. Creator of inboundgeo.

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