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Reflection: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose

Posted by on 4 November 2010

I'm sure all our fans and readers out there are eager for a new post. We've noticed that when we post daily we have more visitors to the site. When we're settled in a bit and nothing new is posted, there's no reason for you all to come stop by, visit and say hi. So here's my post dedicated to all our loyal readers - thank you!

Merriam Webster defines reflection (one definition) as: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose. Today I'm taking a bit of time to reflect, or consider, what we've been doing as nomads, the purpose of it and how we continue to adapt to our nomadic life.

When we left from home in California September 30, 2010, we had a destination in mind - Montreal (actually about an hour outside of the city). We knew we had friends graciously awaiting us to stay with them for a few weeks and we wanted to be sure we had time to get there, visit, and get out again before the snow stuck to the ground. As a result we had a rather hurried trip from California to Canada and did not get to spend much time along the way visiting with friends and neglected to spend as much time in our business as we needed.

Once we knew we had a few weeks in Quebec, we settled in and started reconnecting and got busy with work again. Now that we're leaving Quebec in 6 days to head back to California, we're planning to take more time visiting with people on the way back. We also need to spend time in our businesses each day. So to all our gracious hosts - thank you! We do plan to spend more time visiting with you. Please remember too that we will need time each day to get down to business as well. That's how we'll afford gas so we can make it to your place. :)

One reason we chose to live a nomadic life is that we love having control of our time and schedule. We love being able to work from anywhere, teaching Fiona along the way, connecting with new prospects and clients in person. Sometimes things come up that require us to adapt and that's okay. I keep reminding myself to live this moment and not worry about the next.

What are some of the things we've been able to do and plan to do in the coming months? Remember, our goal is to continue to be able to work from wherever we're at. It's not our goal to be sight seeing adventurers. Of course we'd love to be able to see some sights. But getting to know people is so much more important to us.

We've connected with some great people as we've traveled. Some we knew from online business connections and other we've met in places we've stayed. It's been great staying with Cristina Favreau and her family here in Quebec. Not only has Fiona made great friends with her children, Joel and I have been able to help her with her business ideas. Another new connection we made was with Sonja Stiefel. She's an artist we met in New Mexico and has since become a client.

We'll be staying for a bit with Joel's mom again in Wisconsin during November. We'll be back in Roseville, California for about a week the first part of December. Then we head down to San Diego to be with my mom since she needs knee surgery. We'll be updating you soon with a complete itinerary.

3 Responses to Reflection: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose

  1. Joel D Canfield

    I love being busy, but I envy your better ability to reflect, to ponder.

    As we're traveling, feel free to remind me just to look out the window and dream a little, okay?

  2. Sue L Canfield

    Really? You think I have better ability to reflect and ponder? I usually feel like you do that better and I'm too busy living in the future to remember to live in the present - though I'm working on it!

  3. Joel D Canfield

    You can let your mind relax and settle. Yes, you spend more time in the future than maybe you need to, but how many times in the past month have I asked what you were doing, and you said "Just thinking . . ." ?

    My mind buzzes like a factory combined with a radio station. Sometimes I see a peace in your eyes which I could never dream of.

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