When the going gets tough, the tough get resilient!

Some days are just darker. 

Everything you want to achieve still seems too far away, even though you’ve been trying for so long. You feel like you are punching brick walls, fighting unwinnable battles. You are drained of energy, your brain is mush and your heart is joyless. 

This last couple of days have been like that for me. So, I retreated into myself  for a bit and ‘nested’.

If like us, you are pursuing and unconventional lifestyle, an alternative way to earn your money, different from mainstream expectations, you know you have additional challenges, like finding financial stability or constantly have to defend your choices when faced with other people’s ignorance and prejudice. So, when your efforts don’t amount to any results or you have to deal with negative people all the time, it does get to you, right?

So, what can you do? Do you quit? Do you give in to sadness?NOOOO!!!!!!!

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Downsizing –where to begin?

OK, so, we decided: we’re going to live full-time in a motorhome.

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!

It’s gonna be so cool, so amazing, such a thrill!!!! Woo-hooo!

There is jumping up and down, there is laughter, there is excitement!!!

But then, when you finally calm down and look around your cluttered home, reality hits you like a ton of bricks:

We got way too much stuff! How are we going to fit it all in the motorhome???

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Happy Earth Overshoot Day everyone! And why you should be sad…

 

Lisbon’s Expo 98 brought attention to the Oceans, and how important it is to preserve their resources.

Today, the 2nd of August of 2017, is Earth Overshoot Day.

What does this mean? 

“By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from Nature than our planet can renew in the whole year”  quote from phys.org

We are now past the point where for the rest of the year we are simply destroying the planet’s ecology. The Earth is no longer capable of sustaining the lifestyle of 7.5 billion Humans.

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The others

Pedro, Chewie and “Charlize” – walking the kitty

Not everyone understood or approved our choice to live full-time in a motorhome. Not surprising. We were ready for the worst reactions possible but always hoped for acceptance and support, especially from the closest to us.

Most were excited and curious about our adventure and understood the goals and details of our plan. This was rewarding to us. 

Some had doubts and worries about our future but seemed to accept the change.

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