Off the Grid
Back in 2012 I had this thought about dropping out, selling everything, and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I had enough financial obligations at the time to make that difficult. Add in the impact on my relationship with my sons, I couldn’t take that leap.
The idea never faded.
In June of 2016, after another relationship ended and needing some time to think and an escape, I answered a Craigslist ad for a room for rent Not ideal for someone in their mid to late 40’s, but it was a chance to live, at least in part, that lifestyle I dreamed about since 2012.
That room was on Salmon Beach. A small, tight-knit community at the base of a cliff over the Tacoma Narrows at the edge of Point Defiance Park. I am still here with no intention of leaving. My home now is a rustic cabin on the north end.
I have officially traded in much of the rat race and drive to line my bank accounts to live and enjoy life. I still run my brand, content, and social media marketing agency while sea kayaking and writing, but I am more of an adventure seeker living a minimalist lifestyle with a penchant for self-sufficiency, and wilderness survival skills.