Off We Go
September 22, 2014
Here we are preparing to drive away from the Victorian home in W. Oakland, CA where we had nearly spent 5 years renovating. The emotions are certainly very mixed. Did we make a good decision?
It is quite a thing to become homeless vagabonds on purpose in order to find a new way of life. One that is more inspired, healthy and humane in an ever growing technological/media-obsessed world.
Those of you who followed our house blog (link) probably wonder why we sold after putting in all that work. Essentially, it came down to the immense change we saw happening in the Bay Area and saw our place in that change greatly diminishing. As a younger generation continued to flood our area and our old friends migrating away from the state, we found ourselves increasingly disconnected to the area. In the Bay Area, technology was displacing much of the character, artistry and affordability we both were accustomed to. Andrea also grew more and more disenchanted with her corporate work life and I grew more and more jaded at finding a good reason to remain an experimental filmmaker and artist in the Bay Area. I like using new technology, but I didn't want to use it in a way that turned people into "The Borg".
Weather-wise, we left paradise. I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed the beautiful, sunny, mild, temperate days and know it will be difficult to find something similar anywhere.
So as we drive to my wonderful sister's house to spend the night, we are both elated and a bit concerned about the amount of uncertainty we have just put in our path. But as they say, you only have one life and you either "get busy living or get busy dying". We chose to get busy living.
We know there are a plethora of travel blogs you can peruse for your enjoyment but I think we can offer you unique insights into the art of changing your life for the better. We won't be less than brutally honest about what we experience and expect to use our well-honed creativity skills to concoct wild new ways to travel this planet and be inspired.
So hop onboard. Buckle up. Take our hands. Open your eyes and prepare for a trip of a lifetime!