I had no idea at the time but before I even heard the words “off grid” or understood what they actually meant I was living off the grid at age 13.
It all began with my parents and a dream to sail around the world on a small sailboat. When that time came I was promptly pulled out of school and began a journey that at the time seemed like a fantastic adventure. Ultimately this move would not only shape the direction of my life but more importantly my views on mainstream living would be changed forever.
I won’t bore you with the details of my adventures on the high seas or enlistment in the French Foreign Legion at age 19. I would like to point out that because of 20 years living a fairly nomadic lifestyle off the grid, I was unknowingly programmed to never be satisfied with the status quo.
Enter the Matrix. (A quick rant)
I work because I have to, I work to pay bills, pay debt, I work so I can pay for the fuel which enables me to get to work and then get back home so I can wake up and go to work… see where I am going with this?
I am done with main stream media, so called “news” agencies each with their own agendas shaping the news for their own political affiliations. I am done with meaningless in-your-face-everywhere-all-the-time advertising. I am done with rules and regulations micro managing my every move, what I can do, what I can’t do.
Most importantly I am done with the hamster wheel. Adios zombies.
I’m on a mission to simplify my life. Once upon a time I purchased 10 acres in the middle of nowhere. I cut, moved and peeled logs by hand and built a log cabin in the woods. Sadly after completing my little log cabin life happened and I had to make some changes. Since then I’ve had a few curve balls thrown my way setting me back but the mission is still the same, to live unconventionally off the grid, to homestead and ultimately be as self-sufficient as possible.
Along the way I intend on refocusing my inner self and to regain my appreciation for the things in life that actually matter, to once again appreciate the simple things in life and to truly connect with the environment and the people around me.