Since 2006 I’ve been working without an office – traveling and exploring the hidden nooks in my own city in search of the creative inspiration I could never find in an office job. What I found while on the road was so much more.
What I discovered overturns the very notion of the so-called work/life balance we strive for. Through sheer determination over time, I honed in on what makes working without an office not just possible, but an entirely more whole life filled with adventure, creative productivity and the slow life I longed for.
As I introduced in my previous post that 2016 is my year of minimalism, I’d like to unpack that a bit here. I’ve culled my wardrobe and office. I’ been thinking about how I make new purchases, and now I want to focus on the thing that got me on this...read more
As a recovering collector, I’m trying to be smarter about why, what & how I buy things. Here’s what I’m thinking. Sustainability We all know the line; we can’t continue to make everything a commodity. We have whales washing up dead...read more
The Carrerita from Crafted Goods wins my 2016 Messenger Bag of the Year award for being a great value, well-rounded design and top-notch material & construction. Put simply, Crafted Goods’ Carrerita is the best-value high-end, everyday messenger available...read more
Working outdoors has big health implications, but it also brings a few things to the surface that aren’t dealt with indoors. In this post, I talk about what I’ve learned about cold & flu, and dealing with insects and wildlife to stay healthy. Cold...read more
I’m going to share what my wardrobe looks like now. Like I said before – the wardrobe is one of the easiest places to start with minimalism – but remember that it’s not the end goal. That being said, I’ll share how I paired down mine to only the...read more
At work we’ve been reading Greg McKeown’s Essentialism together. It’s been really enlightening. I read it in 2014 and remembered loving it, but didn’t have the space in my life to put any of it into practice. Now, as the kids get older and...read more
Took me a long time to realize I couldn’t just remember which cafe had great wifi, or which mile-marker that bench-like stump was off. In this post, I share a little bit about my journey of tracking locations. Back in late 2005 when I first started exploring new...read more
Since my last post, I’ve started a new job, swapped cars, drove the family to California and back, quick business trip to NYC and navigated the hot, hot summer! Needless to say, it’s been busy. As I settle into my new (remote) job while the summer rages...read more
Having worked in so many climates, I’ve learned a lot about working outside and being prepared for any weather. This post outlines the core concepts behind being prepared, but also challenging yourself and finding your own limits.read more