About Me

I’m a thirty-something professional with a background in unconventional work and education. This blog is about trying to create a lifestyle that brings together dirtbag living and *financial independence. All the while getting out there, adventuring, and pushing yourself hard, cuz you only live once!

Past Future Present,  throughout the ages.

A lot has changed over the years. Throughout my various life phases, there are certain underlying themes that have held true regardless of the circumstances.  The pursuit to get the most out of life has constantly pushed me to build my lifestyle around maximizing my freedom and enjoyment of every day.  This used to mean living in my car or on my bike and spending summers doing seasonal work in the backcountry of Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska, with winter spent rock climbing and traveling. We refer to this as the dirtbag lifestyle, which hallmarks is spending as little money as humanly possible to maximize the time not working, or just to survive to the next season at any rate.

These days I’m involved in a career and full-time job as a nurse. There is no offseason or set end to my current position. This is in sharp contrast to my former employment and can feel monotonous as a result.  Despite this, I strive to build my lifestyle to still have as much freedom and enjoyment as it can; though there is always room for more. The underlying theme remains the same between the two. Not only that but the richness of the frugal dirtbag life, combined with the income machine my new career affords me, creates endless possibilities for building an ever more rewarding future. Which is what this blog is all about!.

* “Financial independence is generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities. For financially independent people, their assets generate income that is greater than their expenses.”    AND THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP…ACCORDING TO GOOGLE


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