I’m Dave, and I deleted most of my possessions — house, car, extra clothes, everything — and left, alone, with just a backpack of necessities. I moved from the U.S. to a remote area of Central America where humans are the minority, and just returned to live on the road for a while, in a truck camper, and document my adventures around North America.
This is my intentional experiment around what it means to really live. What exactly happens when we decide to just…leave? What happens when someone actually does drop out? When someone walks the talk of saying, “Screw it!” to American life, corporate life, secure life, whatever. When we seek out the sort of life we really, really want. Not the type of life we think we need or the type of life we feel obligated to live. And what does it take, practically speaking, to start over after decades of living another way?
I post about the things I see, feel, and learn as I squirm like a reptile out of my old skin and grow into the new. I invite you to follow along.
Professionally, I am a freelance writer and outdoor photographer. I’ve worked in print magazines, web, and books for the past 15 years. If you like what you see here and think I could help address a need for words or pics or editing — or stories in general — email me at: ReStartExperiment@gmail.com.
I’ll post regularly here, on typically a weekly basis. For more of a daily recap, I use my Facebook page to fill in the blanks between posts with my latest informal phone pics and random thoughts, so follow my Facebook page.