Learning on the fly

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We are in love with Tucson! The weather is great here. Of course it isn’t summer right now and the temperature can get pretty high then, but the humidity is so low here. I loved being near the beach when we were staying at a RV park in New Jersey, but I couldn’t stand the humidity there. To be honest, dessert vegetation is not my favorite, but with the combination of the mountains and great weather, it can be overlooked. Something I just found out was that Tucson is one of the most bike friendly cities in the U.S. That is one thing I do miss when we lived in Chicago. I really enjoyed biking throughout the city. I love the freedom that comes along with biking.

Traveling full-time and working on our business has been an on-the-fly learning experience. In the outskirts of Chicago we worked at yoga studios and spiritual shops. There were parts about it we liked and of course parts of it that we didn’t. We eventually shifted to just focusing on workshops and have not found much success in doing that. I think what we are going to do now is put all of our energy into YouTube. While for us YouTube is primarily a place for us to upload adventure videos, but we can also add yoga and meditation videos. I also have a podcast I just started that I can use to discuss topics in spirituality. 

We have about 2.5 weeks until we leave Tuscon, but there is still a lot we want to see here. After Arizona we will be heading to southern California. I am excited to continue to have warm weather despite us heading into winter. I have been getting the urge to practice vocals more and more and to my surprise our next RV Park has a room that I can use to practice. This is awesome, because we will most likely be there for about three months.

So we are just going to continue exploring, putting all of our energy into YouTube and I am going to be practicing singing as much as I can. I have always wanted to learn to sing and I can’t put it off any longer. I really want to get better so I can do some covers on YouTube and then eventually create original content. Like anything, I just got to take it day by day. 🙂

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

11.1.18 | AZ

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Traveling & Making Money Online

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Most people tend to full-time RV when they are retired. Not us. What really helped propel us into this new life style is our passion for adventure and of course selling our dog walking business. No we are not rich, not even close. Hell, we don’t even have a savings. Yes, we have a new business, but we only make a little money from that. Some months for Souls Gone Wild are really good and others are not. That is just the truth at the moment. What allows us to keep on moving are our other jobs. 

My wife and I both teach English online. Heather teaches Chinese children through the platform called VIPKID. I teach on Cambly which allows me to meet people from all around the world. To boil it down, I basically get paid to talk and listen. It is simple and I love it. I log online and wait for incoming calls. Most people want to just talk and some want to go over specific English lessons. When I am not taking a call, I try to relax, edit our youtube videos or work on a blog. What is great about our jobs is that we are both self employed. We can create our own work schedule which works really well when we have travel or adventure days. While these jobs provide a lot of freedom and we enjoy them, they are still jobs. They keep us on the road, but eventually we would love for our youtube channel and blog to take off. 

I was really hoping for a smooth transition from our dog walking business to teaching yoga & meditation. It has not been that easy. We have had some awesome months and some difficult months. But, we are still here… in the middle of a desert – haha! We love traveling and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than where we are now. I love traveling full-time. I love the fact that this winter we are not going to have to just deal with the cold. As a matter of fact, we will be in southern California where I greatly look forward to riding four-wheelers out in the sand dunes. Fuck yeah!

The goal is to keep traveling and teaching English, yoga and meditation. We don’t really have a “plan” and that is what is such a relief. We are really learning as we go. With that, I have to ask – what are you current goals? What are you currently learning in life?

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

10/16/18 | NM

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Moving Day

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Today is moving day. I’m always conflicted about moving because a part of me is excited and another part of me gets stressed out – haha. Actually today we are not moving very far. We will still be residing just outside of Chicago. We have already seen our new campground and t is really nice, but the only thing I am not looking froward to is how close all the RVs are to one another. At our current camp site we have a lot of space – it’s nice! One really cool thing though is that at the new RV park we will be just a few feet from a small lake. I love being near water, so that makes me happy. Being at our new campground will make things easier for us because we can walk to the yoga studio we teach at. We are also closer to grocery stores and gas stations. 

We have two months left in Illinois. After that we will continue heading west. We know Missouri is our next stop, but after that we don’t know. Most likely we will end up in the southwest to avoid the cold weather during fall / winter. Although I have seen parts of the Grand Canyon, exploring the southwest will be pretty much a new experience for me. 

Speaking of new experiences, yesterday we went to a car show yesterday which was fun. Got to meet a lot of cool people. The did a cruise around the town so I was able to get some good footage of it. Today is the second day of the show, but because we have to pack up and move, I’m not sure how much of the show we will even be able to see. I posted just a few pictures on our facebook page and will be posting the video soon from yesterday so go ahead and check out YouTube channel in the next few days.

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Andrew

7.29.18 | IL

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Full Moon Yoga

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Last night we had the full moon yoga event that the Gypsy Haven. Heather did a great job teaching and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. We got to see shooting stars while doing yoga and eventually saw the full moon rising at the end of the class. Doing yoga outdoors is a very different experience, but I really like it and almost prefer it!

The Gypsy Haven is a store in Elgin, IL that has the following; Witchcraft and Wiccan Supplies, New Age, Pagan, Metaphysical, Spiritual Products and Gifts! The owners are really cool and they also have an online store:

http://www.onlinewiccansupplies.com

Yesterday was full of yoga and meditation. I taught a clairvoyant class over the phone to student on deprogramming the second chakra. We worked on clearing out programming that just doesn’t belong there anymore and replaced it with his energy and information. That is something we do for all the major chakras in the Language of Spirit Training.

I like going to the Gypsy Haven because people get what I do. I don’t feel judged which is a relief. The more classes and events we do, the more excited I get. I really love what we do and can’t wait to see how this journey continues to unfold. 

We will be moving to a new campground soon, but will still reside in the outskirts of Chicago. As long as the event doesn’t get cancelled I will most likely be filming a car show this weekend and will post a video and / or pictures on our facebook page. Go like our page now to follow our journey!

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

7.28.18 | IL

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Showing Up

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Between the both of us, we have classes and events at four different spaces. We are having success… But that does not come without failure. There have been classes that we created where people are not showing up. And there are numerous reasons for that; time of day, people on vacation, we are new, etc. But the important thing here is that even though we have the feeling nobody is coming, we still show up.

Showing up every time is us being committed. Even though it can be discouraging when nobody arrives, we leave knowing we did not give up. Last night there was a class in which people usually do not show up for, but this time someone did. Sometimes it is just a matter of patience. 

After leaving the studio last night and arriving at our campground, I had an epiphany. I’m a traveling psychic. I often don’t like using the word “psychic” because of the negative energy attached to it, but that is what I am. I love traveling and I love teaching. Making money is validating, but making money doing something you love – that is personal power. Being compensated for just being YOU. That to me is very much a dream. 

What I love most about teaching meditation is watching others learn and grow. The whole point of what I teach is for students to hit a wall and then breakthrough. People don’t come to me if they are not interested in change. Students come to me because they know there is something more, but don’t know how to obtain it or get there. Sometimes we just need some tools to help us move forward on our path. 

Last night we were talking about traveling in our RV and I was asked, “what are you seeking?” I know myself very well. I know my dreams. I would have to meditate more on what I am seeking currently, but simply off the top of my head, I am seeking new experiences. I am on the road to teach, see new places, try new things and to meet new people. Ultimately though, what I seek the most through all of this, is for me to show up. To be more present. That is what I seek.

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Andrew

7.27.18 | IL

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Being Wild

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There tends to be a lot of fear around traveling for people. It’s not that I don’t experience fear, it’s just that my affinity usually drowns out the anxiety. Since I left my hometown in 2006, I have moved around the United States a lot and from my travels and short experience living in a RV, I find that most people I come across are kind. I reached out to a few places to see if there was an opportunity to offer my services and to teach in their space. There were two places that were interested and then it was just a matter of showing up and meeting in person. It is really refreshing how welcoming people can be. It makes me even more excited for all the people that I will get to meet on our adventures!

Things are unfolding for us as teachers and for our new brand. The transition from our old business to our new business has been terrifying and exhilarating. This is still just the beginning, but I am happy with where we are at. I am also happy with where we are headed, despite not knowing how it all will unfold. 

I’m uncomfortable, but I’m happy. Learning to do yoga is helping me open up. Teaching meditation is helping me open up. I’m very uncomfortable, but I’m getting comfortable with that. I don’t care if I make mistakes. I do care if I am learning. For me, magic is not in the very well planned out life. Magic is in the moment. The other day I came home from a yoga class and I was listening to music. I got inspired to just stand out by the field we are parked near and watch the sun set. I felt very present, like nothing else mattered except that moment. It’s relief to not give a shit with what happened in the past or what I may be anxious about in the future. That is what I love and what I live for. 

We created Souls Gone Wild because we love to teach and to travel. At the end of my life, I won’t be counting all the things that I bought, I will be remembering all the amazing experiences I had. I will remember the people that touched my life and the lives that I impacted. Being wild is about embracing your freedom, whatever freedom means for you. For me, being wild is not about getting drunk or high and being reckless. For us, it means to travel and to have new experiences. From teaching a workshop, to hanging 300 feet in the air or just standing by a field, present and aware in my body. This is what it means for me to be wild at the moment, but I do believe that as we continue this journey, things will just get crazier. Check out our youtube channel and follow our journey!

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Andrew 7.6.18 | IL

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Green is for Growth

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We had a lot of help with starting our dog walking business. We also had a lot of help when selling our business. Building Souls Gone Wild is a completely different experience. We are on our own. Everything is new; living and traveling out of a RV, teaching workshops on the road and teaching online. 

Despite the fear I feel, I am happy and excited. We are getting better at breaking down, setting up and towing our RV. We are seeing new places and new people. We are putting ourselves out there to create opportunities. I am more out of my comfort zone than in it and that is okay. I am learning, growing, changing and healing. 

For the most part, we are constantly in a state of not knowing. I know that we will continue growing as nomadic teachers, but I have no idea how everything is going to unfold. We were suppose to be in Massachusetts, but here we are in Illinois. Things change. We adapt and improvise. 

Even though it can be scary not knowing how everything is going to play out, I like it better than everything being planned out. That is a quick way for me to get stuck in boredom. When I am bored, I’m not inspired. When I’m not inspired, I’m not creative. I like being on the road, I like movement. 

I’m very curious to see how everything will turn out in Illinois. I think our business is going to have a growth spike while we are here. All I know is that I just want to teach as much as possible and do as many readings as I can. I’m here to make money, learn more and to help people find their truth. It’s the strangest thing, but most people we come across these days, we discover that they have a dream of traveling the country. Some are waiting to do it and others feel the opportunity has passed them. 

Even though we are starting over and building a new business, I feel lucky to be traveling. I don’t feel like I am running away, I feel like I am living.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

7.2.18 | IL