Hi everybody. Welcome to my first video update! I wanted to try something different with a video post here at Free Pursuits, so let me know in the comments if you like this format. I haven’t shot a video before, but aside from being a little nervous I think it turned out OK. I’ll also transcribe most of what’s in the video below.
Road Trip Home
Sadly, the time has finally come. The Mexican part of our sabbatical has come to an end. We’ll be leaving tomorrow for a 4 to 5 week road trip back home to San Francisco.
The past six months have been truly life-changing. I would highly recommend a sabbatical to anyone looking to make some meaningful life changes. I feel so much more purpose-driven now, and am really looking forward to working on my new lifestyle design over the next couple of years. I’ll write more about what I learned most from this trip in an upcoming post.
Our drive will take my wife and me up the west coast of Mexico, though Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and finally back to California. We should get back to San Francisco by the 8th of August, almost exactly 7 months after we left back in January. Here’s a map of our return trip (all 4200 miles of it):
We’re looking forward to catching up with friends and family up in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll be stopping for about a week each in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver B.C. While up in Vancouver, we’ll be headed out sailing for a week to the Gulf Islands with some new friends we met in Mexico. It’s going to be a fabulous time.
While we’re on this trip, I’ll still be updating Free Pursuits on a regular basis. I’ll also be bringing you more great guest posts and interviews. In particular, we have an awesome guest post coming up this week from Chris Garrett, as well as interviews with Chris Brogan and Jody and Cali of the Results-Only Work Environment movement.
Lifestyle eBook (Untitled)
I also wanted to let you know that I’ve started writing my first eBook. The book will be about the lifestyle design revolution that people are joining around the world. I’ll publish it here sometime over the Summer.
There’s so much to say about lifestyle design and how it can change your life. I just can’t fit it all into blog posts. This guide will go into more depth about how people are making their ultimate lifestyle dreams come true through creativity and technology.
Three-Month Thank You!
And finally, I wanted to thank everyone who has helped me make this blog a success since it launched just over three months ago. I’ve been very fortunate to have connected with so many great people over Twitter, through the survey, in blog comments, email, telephone and even some in person. Thanks for all the support!
Until next time, happy travels!