The first step …

Out of bounds

Out of the structure of organisational life and into the “bubble” of living and working in a ski resort … on the way to having a different and more flexible lifestyle. That was my first step in this endeavour.

There are no rules.

No boundaries.

You have to work it out as you go.

So how do I manage this?  How do others?

It’s a journey … isn’t it always?

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

 A journey to …?

Can I work out how to get the elements right, manage the finances to make this possible and get quality of life as an outcome?

Is this about lifestyle design? I am not intending to imitate Tim Ferriss whose blog Four Hour Work Week is about experiments in the same.  But it is a bit like looking at a variety of designs.  I like to think of it as a portfolio of lifestyle options – looking at how different people live. I am a person who likes to explore the options.  Ask people to share their stories, to give us a peek inside their “lives” and share what they have found out along the way.

I have borrowed words from Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs, with some amendments …

These are “ambitious self-building projects … intrepid individuals [who] attempt to design and construct the  life of their dreams …”

Stepping up to the challenge …The-first-step

And, all good journeys start with the first step … so into the winter of 2014 at Mt Hotham ski resort I stepped.

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