When we decided to leave Seattle and move to Orcas Island, it made sense to us, but people always asked why. This is my explanation.
Category Archive: Happiness
A couple pretending to have fun at a silent disco made me question what I share online and how to make it more authentic.
Change has a way of forcing you to reevaluate your life. Leaving Seattle and moving to an island offered me a chance to think about how I could change.
Moving is a chore for most people. But there are people like Sachi for whom it is a challenge that comes with great satisfaction. This is why.
We made a big decision to sell our home, leave Seattle, and move to a rural island off the coast of Washington. This is what we were thinking.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. There is something undeniably romantic about having a second place and that romanticism is not lost on us. We dreamt about having a place on Orcas Island and in purchasing the Yurt, we got to see it...
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. Ready for Rain is the title of a popular essay I wrote a few years back (included below). To me, the name relates to the season changes of the Pacific Northwest and a perspective Sachi and I share....
We dreamed of having a second place in the form of a house on Orcas Island. And it was a luxury in many ways. But it also came with costs, both financial and personal.
In 2008, we made quality of life a priority in how we ran our company, Common Craft. Eventually we started to see that we had created a lifestyle that meant we could go camping on a Tuesday and that idea become a philosophy for us.
I used to have FOMO, but now, I find myself feeling like engagements and events are keeping me from home.