We recently became a family of three and are currently based in the foothills of northern Thailand. We aren’t particularly radical or special, though we are passionate and privileged. We started our life together at the peak of the recession with a mountain of student debt, a house, and two cars – and in 2015 we paid off or sold the last of it and moved to Thailand.
From this vantage point as expats far from home we’ve been watching the world shift – in both positive and negative ways. We feel increasingly pulled to join the growing voices of people in action around the world – from subsistence farmers in the hilltribes of Northern Thailand to urban gardeners and eco-communities in small town US and Canada, who are leading the hunt for meaning and restoration in an abstract and hurting world.
We are inspired by friends and peers who are changing their paradigms and recreating a new normal in a consumptive society that is discontent at best and devastating communities and the environment at worst.
We know that resetting won’t be easy or fast and want to journal the progression so we can learn from our mistakes and see how much we’ve grown. If our attempt to reconnect with real things interests you, follow our experiments in Thailand and beyond.