Welcome to the new iteration of Chasing the Unknown! If you’re reading this on the website, you can see that things look a bit different. If you’re reading this in email, please click over to see the changes! Not only was I ready for an updated look, I wanted to make this site a proper home for a business: one that I can be proud of and excited about. Writing
“Not all those who wander are lost.” This J.R.R. Tolkein quote has appeared around me quite a bit lately. And it’s one I’ve thought of regularly for the last nine months or so. I spent most of that time feeling lost, at least a little out of place everywhere I went. When I left the Philippines at the start of March I was happy, relaxed, in a healthy state of
One morning earlier this month, I woke with butterflies in my stomach, feeling as I did on the first day of school. Nervous energy and more than a little excitement coursed through my body while questions bounced around my brain. Would I make new friends? Would I learn something? Was my backpack properly stocked? Was I wearing the right clothes? Would the people in charge be good at their jobs?
My apologies to anyone who saw offensive text at the top of this site recently. I had no knowledge of its existence and removed it as quickly as I could once I learned of it. Unfortunately, doing so resulted in a loss of formatting and access to pages other than home. I’ll be working to rebuild the site in the coming days and weeks but it may take some time.
It’s Wednesday so I should have a new post up and although I’d intended to have one done about Hawaii, it looks as though I won’t finish it today. Video editing is taking longer than I planned and I’ve been distracted by beautiful spring weather so I’m giving myself a few more days to complete that. Meanwhile, it seems time I provide an update about this site and what I’m
One year ago, we became officially homeless and unemployed. I closed on the sale of our condo and Jen worked her final day at the job she’d held for nearly three years. Since then, we’ve slept on buses, trains, planes, and boats, stayed in 5-star resorts, hostels, hotels and guesthouses, airports, apartments, spare bedrooms, living room floors and couches, and in the van we used as our New Zealand home.
When Jen and I started talking seriously about this trip we covered a list of practical issues: what to do with our home and our belongings, what kind of insurance coverage we could get, what sort of medical care exists in the places we’d be going, how we would manage our finances from the road, and so on. And while those mundane topics formed the bulk of our “serious” discussions,
We’ve been running around like mad the last 10 days enjoying Japan, so our posts will be late this week. Sorry!
We’ve sold our car, our condo, and a cache of furniture and personal belongings. What’s left is either in storage or those bags. Where, exactly, the next phase of our lives will take us remains to be seen but at the moment, we’re on an airplane heading for San Pedro Sula, Honduras. From there, we’ll make our way to Utila in the Bay Islands. We’ll be there for 6-8 weeks