We need help funding the next leg of our project… And would love support from likeminded individuals and businesses…That want to “Get on the Bus” too. We are offering space on the outside of our bus for your name, the name of a loved one or your business…Get on the bus by gifting us fuel or other supplies that we need to continue rolling on! We are committed to living authentically and giving back to the communities we flow through (by offer free food and education regarding the taking back of our food culture)!
If life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade? Or do you think beyond those lines, to the fact that there is no proverbial lemon in the first place. That maybe the challenge actually has the sweet taste of lemonade on a breezy summer day in and of itself or perhaps every taste in between. That the resistance we feel can be celebrated equally with the same grace and gratitude as we show when life feels like it is flowing free. This is possible, not because I am a yogi or a meditation guru, but because I am witness to the benefits that said resistance offers in my life…Resistance has been one of the greatest motivators so far.
One day maybe our life forces and how to manifest our truest desires will flow freely with no resistance needed. But for now I will continue to transmute the pressure into a vortex of creation. As we did a year ago… After loosing a major contract. Clarity hit, it was time to step away from much of what we had known. We gave away 95% of what we owned, then left our home and got into our car with our 2 children and headed West. On that trip we bought a bus and discovered we want to live on the road. We spent much of the summer planning how to make this work and felt like we came up with a pretty solid plan.
But a series of events over the past 2 months have left us unable to head back West when we planned to ( financial issues make it too risky to hit the road right now, and even more impossible to help fund our “Feed the People” tour). We are quickly approaching winter and our bus isn’t safe for the cold and especially cold and wet, which New England is made of. So what to do? Do we change our desires or values? Should we think, what are we doing this is bound to fail? Do we need to go back into mainstream society and get day jobs? Do we cry?
No! We will again make of a list of what’s important in our souls, what we want from life and for our kids… Then put it all together and see what comes out. Quality food for our family, food culture, rock climbing, solar, sustainable habitat, art, open spaces, family style education, happiness, contentment….These ingredients have been added to the vortex. There is focus beyond the pressures and worries, there is a knowing. A knowing that clarity is on the brink. Ohhhhh, how I can hardly wait to see what this new baby looks like!!!
We are finding our focus…Which means some changes of our website, blog content and reworking the work we have already done. Yes, this could feel defeating… But, it can also be transmuted into the energy we need to catapult our journey to the next level. We need the focus so people can find what we want to share, and it took building what we built to find that focus. So nothing has really been wasted, the energy and countless hours of web design, the abundance of brainstorming and content building is not a loss…. In fact it is our fuel to keep moving forward on define who we are as people and who we are in this great community we call the World Wide Web.
Continually educating ourselves and teaching our children to have a love of doing the same is at the forefront of our desires and daily activities. We try to find fun and hands-on ways to show them that learning is a life long process full of trials and triumphs. That we as humans can work together in harmony, we can follow our desires, and if when we do so the world of abundance and happiness opens up to us. We have all fallen absolutely in love with Rock Climbing. This sport is one of the greatest encouragers of personal strength and perseverance…Not to mention community and team work. Learning you can push past personal limitations only to soar…. And sure sometimes you fall, but usually there is someone there to catch you, and give a hand, a hug and some words of support.
We have had to wait for money so that we could make sure we are taking our children on the road with enough of a safety net…We have been fortunate enough to be back in our home area, bringing blessings of friends who became family. We have been kept warm and full of love, as we sit and wait to see what’s coming next. It’s afforded us the time to marinate on what we want out of our next trip West and what we have to offer back to the world.
This year’s curriculum will continue to evolve as we move forward and grow…One thing we know for sure is it will include all of the following: Rock Climbing, Photography, Going Green, Cooking Sustainably & Giving Free Food, Building our Web Community, Extreme Adventure, Writing, Reading and Art. We will be sharing the lessons we learn, the safe places we find to stay, sustainable options we figure out for feeding and educating our family on the road, and the process of how will make all of this happen.
Here we go!
Yes, this is what we do for fun, exercise and education… Climb on!!!
Central Rock Gym
When it comes to rock climbing, Western Massachusetts has some very nice crags. Farley, Mormon Hollow, Rose Ledges, and Chapel Ledges to name a few. We spent the summer introducing ourselves to these and other top spots in the area. We met some great fellow rock lovers and fell in love with ease of accessibility and the variety of routes available. But what is a climbing junkie to do when it rains? Or when you can’t make it out to one of the local ledges? Central Rock Gym in Hadley Ma has the answer.
Check out the rest of our story at the Extreme Bucket List 🙂
I’m starting to come to terms with the fact that we have to make our own choices and that our government isn’t really here to protect us, and aren’t to be trusted in terms of what they say is healthy and what is ok to consume… In fact most of the decisions made are to benefit big corporations or the richest sectors of our population. Even when choosing an alternative life style, listening to my intuitions, and living the changes we want to see….It is still a challenge because it is almost impossible to affordably source the products and sustainable choices we want to make. We will journey on!