So just what is Freetired anyway? Good question. I consider it to be a lifestyle that allows the freedom to travel, explore, and live life with intention without being constrained by obligations such as one’s job.
This is distinctly different from retirement and what is typically associated with it. Being Freetired doesn’t mean that one doesn’t or can’t work, but rather that the nature of the work allows the freedom to fully enjoy and appreciate all that life has to offer. It’s freedom from the constraints of a traditional career; the ability to intelligently shape your life and make decisions based on what’s truly important to you rather than being at the mercy of an employer, or trapped by social expectations.
I quit my full time engineering job after five years in 2013, and have been embarking on various adventures and projects since them. One accidentally turned into a full time job for a year and a half, but luckily I got out of that before it was too late! I still do some part time engineering work, which keeps me engaged and pays for fuel.
This blog serves as a creative outlet for me to share my thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the lifestyle. I like to write about things that inspire me, ranging from technical van related posts to philosophical life questions.
Currently I’m living out of my converted Sprinter campervan, and traveling the U.S. while trying to simply slow down and enjoy life for a while. Feel free to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask questions or just say hi.