[August 3rd, 2015]
What does that really entail?
We took our first set of bags over to Housing Works this weekend, and that felt like leaning things out a bit.
We're opting for dinner at home during the week instead of our typical date-nights out — and that certainly feels lean (both for the wallet and stomach..).
But there is something else going on here. This whole idea, when we explained it today to a large portion of the people in our lives both near and far, is not coming from a place of screw it all! Let's leave everything and do something crazy. Nor are we quite ready to peace out and travel just yet...
Our project is really about letting go of constraints, and feeling free. Free from the responsibility of a beautiful, but expensive loft that ties you down to this city; free from all the furniture that you gathered and placed inside; free from the little papers and stacks of receipts that you're saving in your utility drawer for god knows what; free from landlords, and rent, and maintenance; free from the books you keep buying and never read; from the mountains of tv and media wires that piled up since your move three apartments ago; free from this NYC box we live in that all revolves around work and home work and home work and home. We want to do this life a different way; our own way. And we already feel pretty damn good about it.
Hopefully it's inspiring too. Hopefully, it's something we'll look back on and think, man! we did what we felt like doing; we did what was right for us - and the experience changed our lives for the better.