Just a quick update! Here is a video I took on the night we went to plan for the sunrise that morning and got some awesome footage of the moon through a telescope with a smartphone (the fact you can see it this clear with all that blows me away!) Anyways I have be mercilessly chugging away labeling all my spain footage (about 600GB worth) and thinking of ways to share that isnt just straight up posting the entire video!
Anyways Im hard at work, waiting for the news of trade-free.org to launch so that we can really start to take off with this idea! Everyone involved with TROM and now this trade-free concept/idea are all frothing at the mouth it seems with anticipation! This could “be it” and the idea could of been in front of our faces this whole time!
One things for certain though, this idea of trade-free has freed me from many shackles I used to willingly attach to myself that weighed me down. And with those restraints being removed, comes the ability, to spread your wings and FLY! =]
I went swimming in the ocean, as one does, equipped with my GLASSES for some reason and the waves soon ripped them from my face! Spent a good while trying to find them along with small sashas’ superb diving skills to no avail! They are lost to the ocean to become a decoration in some coral reefs or perhaps landing on a Galapagos tortoise somewhere in the the giant ecosystem that is our oceans!
But no worries to me…..what a strange concept. I lost $400 for my prescription, transition anti glare coated glasses, yet my reaction was not a sinking stomach or a “what am I going to do now?” it was more akin to just accepting what happened, and MAYBE learning from my mistakes! I was un-phased (at least until the stars came out and they all became blurry AF, but that is beside the point!)
Having these people help me look for them, the fantastic company, the great ideas we are evolving and sharing left me with such positive things to think about and directions to steer my life in, a feeling of my life feeling “full” left almost no room to be anxious or worry about such silly things! A concept I perhaps would have struggled to even understand even a few months ago!
This Idea has manifested itself in other things I can notice about myself, albeit small. I can think maybe randomly getting injured at home or a minor cut or something, the amount of stress and attention I might give cleaning it bandaging it etcetc. it would almost exacerbate the problem and perhaps even make it worse devoting such resources and fearing the worst outcome. This is not to say that suddenly if your leg was no longer attached to your body that you should just “hakunama tata” and not immediately get some medical assistance, but that in the minor capacity I could be injured at home, seemed more big a deal then the actual injuries I received being here! Running through brush, taking some chances and really living, and that I cannot be bothered by some minor cuts and bruises so long as I am not further damaging my body, and the attention those injuries receive, is maybe a coincidental anti septic dip in the hella salty ocean!
An incredibly freeing feeling to not have to worry about such mundane things. To have a life full of excitement, people and wonder that these minor inconveniences, which used to be the mountains I would hike through, has allowed me to grown and see them for the insignificant minor deviations in a nano-scaled landscape they are. Where these things have lost their relevance for my new world and outlook on life…..BESIDES, I found a new accessory to strap to my face! =]
So much has happened! Ive learned to back-flip from tio within 5 minutes, something i was scared to do my whole life! Made some incredible connections with people. Earned a “Schnekel” for finding some locals playing pokemon go! swam in the ocean, flown a drone and saw the moon through a telescope for the first time in over 20+ years……life is fucking GOOD my friends!
Dima and Mara had to leave today to continue pumping out the awesome to the masses, but that did not stop them from performing a mini concert for us, I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing such talented musicians, so close you could touch! haha got some great incredible footage. Combined with Dimas incredible ability to learn and improvise and Maras’ EXTREEEEME vocal range, going from the deepest of screams to the most soothing melodies, Ive never heard it equaled. What a fucking gift for the mind to experience! SO much more but now were off once again, who knows what other crazy adventures and people await! :]