Welcome to Living Outside the Zoo!
We’re the Jakoby’s…and the family behind this crazy blog!
What are we about? Well, this is just 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 success is measured in joy and experience; in the memories we create, not just the balance in our bank account.
Are we just a bunch of hippies trying to “find ourselves?”
What if you could write your own story and create your dream life? What would it look like? Imagine wining it big in the lottery & never having 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, our 9-year-old son, Noah and our 14-year-old, four-legged pooch Quito. We’re on a mission to live our one-and-only life to the fullest…no regrets!
We’re downsizing, saving and purging all the needless things in our lives in an effort to find our freedom “Outside the Zoo” of the everyday life.
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 (and maybe a little inspiration) to make some positive changes in your life. We are not experts in this process, nor will we pretend to be. We are just ready to start living the lives we dream of.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Ghandi
We hope you’ll join us on our journey, learn from our mistakes, be inspired by our successes and maybe even find your own version of “Living Outside the Zoo.”