You may have noticed that some of our posts aren’t about travel per se. Although Brian and I are on a round-the-world trip, we’re still on our personal journeys through life, independently and together, and we’ll be posting about those here as well.
We are what you you might call seekers. Of course we are, you could say. Who else would leave behind the comforts of home and the safety of good jobs to see the world and discover new things? Well, that’s just the beginning.
We both left our careers in Silicon Valley. Brian is fairly certain he’s identified his life’s work, but he’s not sure what direction he’ll take to pursue it. Me, I have no clue about my life’s work or what’s next for me, career-wise. I guess you could say I have clues, but either the big picture isn’t clear or I’m being willfully obtuse about it. I have too many interests, possibilities and ideas to settle just yet. Brian has three years on me, though, so maybe everything will become blissfully clear when I’m 35. I can always hope!
For the past several years, we’ve also been working to improve our health and fitness. Thanks to a healthy eating workshop we took in 2009, we generally eat local, organic foods with simple ingredients (bye-bye, high fructose corn syrup and incomprehensible additives!). Brian also runs regularly and is currently training for the Kona half-marathon, I take zumba classes and we share a regular yoga practice. At 6’4″ and 180-ish lbs, Brian is almost at his target weight. I have a little more work to do, but I’m working toward my goal.
Spiritually, we’re also seeking. We want to know the meaning of life and how the universe works, which has led to our study of metaphysics and the law of attraction. The latter was a big eye-opener for me! Anyone who knew me in college could attest to my general negativity (which, of course, I claimed was realism at the time). I’ve worked hard over the past several years to recognize and come to terms with how my attitude (ahem…vibration) drew certain people and events — both good and bad — into my life. As little as three years ago, I had a basic understanding of the secret, but I still thought that bad things were happening to me not because of me. Although I’m not perfect at maintaining alignment with my conscious intentions even now, I am able to take responsibility for everything that happens in my life, even when I don’t like it. This is huge for me!
As we continue our journeys, we’ll be updating you on our progress and new ideas. And, although we’re pretty committed to metaphysics, we’ll try not to get too woo-woo on you. We hope you enjoy the ride.
We’d love to hear your story as well, so share away! Are you a seeker? What are you exploring in your personal journey?