So as we step into this journey together, I’d like to share my version of A Radical Life. Please remember that this is unique to me; this is not a prescription for your radical life (although if it sounds good to you, then feel free to use it as inspiration).
When I was a kid, I swore I was going to get married and live in my parents’ basement. I was never leaving.
Somewhere along the way, I realized there is a world outside of my parents’ home and I began to love the idea of exploring it. Over the years, I have been to Canada, Japan, all over Europe, to St. Maartin, Mexico, across the US several times, and to Thailand. Some trips were with friends or groups and some by myself. In these trips, I learned about myself, the world, and what’s important to me.
When my office closed in May due to COVID, I started to feel the pulls of my wanderlust. I traveled for 8 weeks this summer for training and every moment, regardless of how challenging it was at times, I was lit up. I felt alive.
So in the pursuit of my radical life, I realized just how important travel is to me.
On a random day in November, I tossed it to the Universe and said, “If I can figure out what to do with my house, I’m outta here.” THAT NIGHT, I went out for a drink with a friend, and out of the blue she said, “If you ever want to leave Maine, I want to rent your house.” If there was ever a sign that I was on the right path, that was it.
Here we are a few months later, and in a week, I set out on my digital nomad adventure. I work exclusively in the virtual space now and can work anywhere I have internet access. I’ll be staying with friends in some places and exploring new places on my own. The plan is loose and wobbly right now, but the feeling is exactly what I was needing.
I am excited, motivated, inspired. Mixed with a healthy dose of uncertainty. But no matter how it looks, I am pursuing My Radical Life.
I look forward to having you on this journey. And along the way, let’s explore what “A Radical Life” means to you.