Life is a blend of all things wonderful and complicated. Ultimately, life is what you make of it. We’ve decided for the next year (or more!) to live life untethered. What does that mean, exactly? For us it means simplifying, minimizing, and downsizing. Breaking out of the routines that we’ve established over many years. Selling our house and most of our possessions. Embarking on a journey mostly unknown. Taking the side roads, visiting friends, staying extended time with family. Embracing new experiences and cultures, being vulnerable. Slowing down. Practicing patience and acceptance. We realize that this is our chance to untether and see what life presents.
We left Portland on September 27, 2014 after selling our house, our cars and most of our belongings. Our goal was to unclutter our lives in an effort to downsize, minimize and simplify. To live a life untethered.
Getting a Parkinson’s diagnosis will do that to you, you know. Nudge you to take stock of your life and to really think about what matters. To prioritize your goals and dreams.
For us, travel came out on top.