As our trip comes to an end we tow the line of the next adventure – continuing our growth at home.
While it’s one thing to step out into the world and experience the new, returning to the familiar and converting that knowledge to new life habits is completely different.
I know from experience.
After traveling Europe for 4 months back in 2010 I returned full of optimism and ready for change and while I did institute some lifestyle redesign I was happy with (mostly regarding my income streams), for the most part…
…I returned to the same life I had left.
I once again lived for the weekends, drank too much/too often and aside from a few occurrences (mostly thanks to Jenna) did very little to grow as a person.
The comfort and stability offered at home represents a significant barrier for continued growth – leaving the question I must work to answer: Why would I want to challenge myself when I could just fall back into my comfortable life?
Einstein once said that insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, so approaching the problem as I did last time – without a plan – is not an option.
This time I’m coming to the fight prepared.
We’ve decided to turn 19000days.com into a record of our journey towards a new lifestyle, covering each and every step along the way. It will be a way to hash out thoughts, keep accountable and in all hopes, be of assistance to others else facing the same challenges.
The topics will be a motley crew but all with the focus on growing into a more complete human beings. The writing will be honest, explorative and, in some cases, uncomfortable but always with the ideal of growth in mind.
I’m not sure how it will turn out but I hope you’ll join us on this journey.
Here’s to making each and every one of the 19,000 days count.
Chris & Jenna