| We Sold All Our Belongings & Left Everything Behind |
So you’re selling all your stuff, you’ve quit on all your commitments, you’re getting into a van, and driving into the mountains? Is everything ok? – The question that has risen quite a few times as we announce to our friends the plans that are coming for us.
Yes, it is true. We have sold all of our belongings, quit our jobs in Toronto, bought a used van, got our dog, a suitcase each, some filming gear and off we go.
Have we lost our minds or have we for the first time finally got it?
What is this life all about? Why are we here, living the lives we do?
In this fast driven Toronto city of “hustling”, “money-making”, and “numbing daily routines”, day-by-day we felt ourselves drift. Drift away mentally and spiritually, almost like we’re unable to relate to most people. And trust us, we have met a lot of wonderful and beautiful friends through our time in Toronto but its time to go.
Life has blessed us with opportunities so that we can make a step forward in exploring this beautiful unpredictable adventure called life. And our hearts are filled with pure gratitude for how this amazing adventure has opened up for us.
Is it scary to leave like that? I can’t say it’s not. Its scary changing your life. Stepping forward into the complete unknown, without a plan, a security line, or a plan B ready to be played. But at the same time I’ve never felt so liberated in my life. And every time someone asks so where will you go next, it’s thrilling to hear ourselves stutter on the words, “we don’t know.”
No more attachments, just our love, our dog, and this beautiful experience of existence. We’re about to drive upon an empty road that will lead us to beautiful, adventurous, frighting, and awakening experiences.
An empty road ahead, and a coloured road behind as we leave behind the memories, and experiences created in this part of the world. Life can be so beautiful if we simply look at each moment of time with gratitude, with acceptance of what became of it, and with happiness for the beautiful souls we have had the pleasure to spend time with.
Compared to the time span of the universe, within the eternal cosmos, our human life is so short and quick. Life is like a grain of sand on a giant beach, swapped back in with one wave into the ocean before we even realize what we are and why we are here in the first place. So maybe this is our time to realize that we don’t have time to wait to explore that which we are. That which occupies the bodies that we have, the names that we carry, and this moment in time that we exist in. Perhaps it is a strong pull within both of us that tells us we have more to give to this world.
We have more we can do to help the animals suffering everyday, the planet that is suffocating in it’s own filth, the people that are sacrificed each day for the wealth and pleasures of the “1%”. We have not done enough, and we feel like now its our time to do what we can. So that when we’re old, rocking in our chairs, we can remember this time and proudly say “yes”. We did what had to be done, we did what most are afraid of, we gave all that we could and that’s all that matters.
“Behold the barefooted wanderer, riding on the wild wind, in pursuit of love, life, and liberty.”