June 10 – 20 Recap – It’s Official: I’m Free.

June recap part 1 of 3.  I thought I would share how June rolled out.  Here are excerpts from my personal journal entries, starting with my last day on the job: June 10:  Today was my last official ‘working’ day.  I am on vacation until July 1st.  Only a few people knew of my departure,

Countdown: 4 Months Until Launch

The countdown continues, 4 months until launch!  Though not a lot of ‘visible’ progress has been made since my last countdown post, I have eliminated a few of the obstacles that were blocking me.  Many pending decisions are also being made, purchases are being planned, solar wattage is being determined, battery amp hours are being

Bump In The Road – Does It Wake You Up Or Stop You?

I hit a bump this week.  Actually, I hit the bump in early January.  I have just been slow to rise up and also bump my head on the ceiling of realization.  It’s been a pretty rough couple of weeks, but I think my Grandmama’s passing made me recognize I have dropped my own ball,

Daydreaming, Money, and Mobile Work

It’s a good thing you don’t need money to daydream!  I find myself doing it regularly as I prepare for my travels.  I’ll read a blog post from a traveler I follow, watch a youtube video a fellow nomad has posted, and I get sucked right in. When I’m at work and a technician calls

What Is Your Rat Race Freedom Number?

I participated in a 90 minute Google Hangout with Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation last night.  I am in a small group of people participating in a “Plan, Launch, Hustle” Challenge.  Nick has guided us through a series of tasks intended to help in identifying a potential ‘side hustle’. (AKA side business)  One that suits

Mobile Income And Working On The Road

Once I decided I wanted to live a mobile lifestyle, I realized I would have to rethink how I earned a living.  My first thought was to keep my current job and just transfer as often as they would let me.  I soon found out they require a one-year minimum at a location before requesting

Work and a Peace Cookie

My friend Steve came by my desk at work last week.  He’s a pretty down to earth and accepting guy.  Interesting too.  He’s an alchemist in his free time and has natural dreadlocks that he treats with essential oils, so he has kind of an earthy fragrance when he is in your presence.  (He smells