I was the guy who didn’t party, because I had a plan. By the time I was 25, I realized my dream of owning a home. Not a dream home, but it was mine and I loved it!
Life was good. There was something, though, that kept tugging at me...A little voice in my head kept saying,
‘There must be more’
So I continued to live my ‘Yes-Adventure’ of a life and I learned, created and lived as much as I could. I even decided to, while being a full time teacher, open a brick and mortar business, because I was convinced that would complete my desire for whatever it was that was missing.
Life started being not so good. There was less time, less joy, and a lot less money. (Those of you who ever started conventional businesses know what I’m talking about)
One day, everything changed, and I got to build my dream home. In fact, I even built a second dream home overlooking the ocean and the mountains.
What changed, you ask? As some put it, I won the lightning lottery. That’s right. My first home that I had saved up for was struck by lightning and burnt to the ground. I assure you that nothing in this experience resembled a lottery win, but as a result of it, I did get to build my ‘dream home’. Or so I thought.
Dream home #1 started to feel unsatisfying, so I scouted coast to coast for the property for dream home #2, because I was sure that I had everything I could have ever wanted, except for the location.
And then, one day, as I was standing in the shell of dream home #2, in the spot pictured in the above photo, I saw a window of opportunity and clarity.
The physical home didn’t matter. The location didn’t matter. I mattered. My relationships mattered. My freedom mattered. And so I detached myself from dream homes and possessions and got clear on what really mattered.
YOU and ME and what WE CREATE TOGETHER matter.