Vagabonding: The act of leaving your normal life and routines to travel and explore the world for an extended period of time. The word vagabond is Latin and derives from “the wanderer with no fixed home”
We ran across the book “Vagabonding” by Rolf Potts, and it inspired us to put our plans in motion to make this journey happen. Per Rolf “Vagabonding is about time- our only real commodity and how we choose to use it.” His words resonated with us as we climbed the latter in our careers spending the majority of our hours working. We could check all the boxes of the middle class American: college, career, house, marriage, and were now thinking what the heck do we do? Still feeling too young to have children we read on.
“Beyond travel, vagabonding is an outlook on life. Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions.” We soon opened our mind to a different way of thinking, is there a way to alter our current reality to make an experience like this possible?
I initially began pitching the idea of long term travel to Johnny who took some convincing. He was unsure if we should put our careers and earning power on hold for no actual financial gain. I can be very persuasive when I want to, and convinced him that the personal gain far out weighted the potential financial earnings. Two power points and budgeting spreadsheets later, he was on board.
We decided to take our lives into our own hands and create what we want out of it.
“Beyond travel, vagabonding is an outlook on life. Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions.”