If you are not growing, you’re dead

Maybe this is a bit extreme, but this is how I feel. Well, maybe it is a bit extreme. I guess I should say…

I feel most alive when I am growing.

And by growing, I mean learning… evolving… living.

It has been over six weeks since I hit the pause button on living in my van to return to Atlanta. Unlike My Scotty Adventure, I am not ready for this journey to end. I am soooo ready to be back in the van… back to living, exploring, growing.

A few years ago, I made a conscience effort to live more and work less. With this declaration came minimalism. After all, if I have fewer wants then I would spend less money. This simplification of life has led me to focus on the things I enjoy… the things that matter to me.

It looks like I will be in the city until the end of July to do work stuff (ugh!). To help me get through this period, I will ask myself every morning…

What can I do to grow today? What can I learn?

Yes, true… happiness is not a place, but I feel most alive when I am traveling. I feel most alive when I am learning.

2 thoughts on “If you are not growing, you’re dead

  1. Interesting! Incidentally, we started a Coursera course called the science of well being that kind of speaks to this. The first thing you do in the course is take a quiz to identify your 4 dominant strengths and then you need to consciously feed those strong traits of yours. Your level of well being goes up when you do this. My 2 strongest traits were creativity and love of learning and I’ve done a few things since then to feed them 🙂 My point is that if you can’t travel, you can probably find other things that will feed this need/strength and keep you alive-er.

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