Dec 14, 2022
We have a bit of a RV theme to
this episode and before we get to our guest I thought I’d share a
Facebook post from a Book Reader: Diane recently retired and is
traveling the country in a travel trailer with her
I am reading an excellent book by a local Wisconsin author, Heidi Dusek, called Beyond Normal. It's about designing experiences in life that bring you joy. Before we headed on the road, we already knew that we didn't need to see and experience all the normal sights in any given area. Heidi talks about taking a joy audit to determine what truly adds joy to your life...for us, it's often simplicity. We have no need or desire to see all there is to see; we find joy in a simple hike or bike ride in anywhere, USA, or a cup of coffee and game of cribbage. Spending time with people we love. Or reading (Scott more than Diane!), or playing games on a tablet or phone (Diane more than Scott!). We are 3 hours from the Grand Canyon, and most people say "you HAVE to go!". But our joy meter is on high from seeing wild horses in the river, and we don't feel the need to spend extra money to go to the Grand Canyon. Thanks, Heidi, for reaffirming that we don't need to follow the tourist guide. We are definitely untourists!
If you would like to learn more about our story and our joy audit, I encourage you to purchase or check out my my book: Beyond Normal: A Field Guide to Embrace Adventure, Explore the Wilderness, and Design an Extraordinary Life with Kids
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Finding your people is definitely one of the harder tasks in becoming an adventurous family. When people ask I often state - I don’t have any magic formula, but when you know - you will know. When I met Kimberly, I knew. Kimberly Crossland is an adventurous mom of 2 boys residing in southern Arizona. She is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. The goal of both businesses is to inspire meaningful change through the power of a strategic, thoughtful approach to life and business. She is a fellow part-time RVing family, avid mountain biker, and chief of all the things here to share her insights on being and supporting moms on the go.
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