Now that we are home from our year-long adventure everyone is asking “what do you plan on doing now?” “How will you adjust to “reality?”
Easy. We wont. Not really. We just changed our reality to be what we want it to be.
The summer will be a bit different from the past year because we wont be moving around nearly as much as we were. But the travel lifestyle is what we love and so we’ll still be travelling around on Vancouver Island, which is really pretty big. There is a lot to see here in this place we call home. We will also be spending time with our families over the summer.
We have explored most of the island already since I was born here and Ray has been here for over 30 years. But now we have a new purpose in mind.
Over the past year Ray and I made a list of the various ways we can make a living on the road. The list is pretty long! Once you get going the ideas just keep coming and I can see why so many people are choosing the nomadic life with so many options available. Our main goal is to become “location independent” so we can maintain a business from anywhere in the world.
Some of the options involve our previous careers: mine in software and Ray’s in electronics. But our best ideas, and the ones we are most passionate about, involve photography and travel. Those are the ones we are going to try out first.
Right now I’m working on a new photography product (I’m not sure yet what form it will ultimately take – maybe an ebook or maybe a course) and together Ray and I are going to be working on a really exciting project that will take us all over Vancouver Island. We will be collecting the raw materials we need for the project over the summer and then, when we are down south next fall/winter, we will be putting it all together.
So I’ll have some announcements coming up pretty soon about the first project and later in the year about the second project.
But what you really need to know is that the travel photographs will keep coming. I still have lots of images from Utah to share with you. And I plan on going through my archives from the past year to find any gems that I haven’t processed already. Then I will start sharing my images from new explorations on Vancouver Island.
British Columbia truly is a beautiful place – especially in the summer 🙂