Welcome to Living Outside the Zoo!
This is the journey of one family, determined to escape a life built around material things, in search of something more. Not more money, more things or more success, but a life where the success is measured in joy, experience and a deeper understanding of purpose. No, we are not just a bunch of hippies trying to “find ourselves.” Well, ok…maybe a little. We just took a look around our comfortable little lives and said, “Is this it?”
What if you could write your own story and change it to suit your dream life? What would it look and sound like? For example, what if you just won it big in the lottery & never had to work again? What would you do? Where would you go? That is the question that steers this journey, less the lottery, of course.
My sidekicks in this crazy dream are my husband Gregg and our 8-year-old son, Noah. We’re on a mission to live our one-and-only life to the fullest…no regrets! We’re downsizing and purging all the needless things in life in an effort to find our freedom outside this crazy “Zoo” of a life!
Our “ZOO” may have a different definition than yours, but our goal is pretty straightforward; to abandon a life focused on the search of “things” for one focused on the search of “experience.” After all, this is the only life we’re going to get and we want to suck up every last bit of it.
What will you find here? Well…probably a lot of bad humor as we make our way through this process, mistakes as we figure out what we’re really doing, and hopefully some good ideas you can utilize to make some positive changes in your life. We are not experts in this process, nor will we pretend to be. We are just driven to find a way to live more in this little life we have.
We’ll hope you’ll join us on our journey, learn from our mistakes, be inspired by our successes and maybe even find your own definition of life “Outside the Zoo.”