Over a year of blogging has passed for Handcraftedtravellers, so on this first day of calendar spring – which to me already means (almost) full-fledged spring despite its wintery atmosphere – Cheryl and I have found it timely to reintroduce us in a way, afresh. Yes, at the outset we did dedicate a page of the blog to self introduction and an overlapping second one to describing our scope as bloggers, which still hold true.
It does good to our psyches, however, and benefits those who only joined us recently with their distinguishing curiosity, to reflect every now and again on where ambition takes us as a family of three and on what journey we are enjoying the companionship of other trailblazers.
As you may have well noticed, we purposefully avoid locking ourselves into a tiny theme niche. Why? Because that’s just how life is: complex, multifaceted, calling for spontaneity, but also for endurance. We are explorative by nature and the adventure we set ourselves on is no less than that of paradigm shift.
Allow me, please, a whisper here – we have shifted it already.
Shifting the paradigm to a sustainable one is a huge step, but by itself it’s no different from any other theory. If it is not coupled by doing, it remains locked up in scholarly heights and nothing changes on the ground. Yet real life (yours and ours) takes place on the ground, not in the pseudo world of debates.
We realize the truth that at this point in time the likelihood of large crowds living just like us is rather low. Nonetheless, we are on a mission to inspire as many of you as possible. You, who are ready to embrace sustainability and then willing to move along even further, to sustainedness.
Our approach is to share a followable model based on cliff-solid principles, that in turn, anyone can build their own future on, according to the likes of her or his personality.
We are here to stand as proof that living sustainably, within nature’s patterns, which is inherently a humble and conscious way of life, is in fact a very enjoyable, what’s more: perhaps the single truly fulfilling life to live. It fulfills more than just oneself – it completes a universal calling, at a cosmological scale.
That being said, let us be a living, yet virtual museum of yours, where you have all-time access to visit and glance at the future as it creatively unfolds. It’s an interactive one, like no other: you can witness us in action, ask questions, receive answers from the best of our intuitive knowledge. Let’s get mutually inspired here. Watch us move over there, too. Being mobile we can bring new, valuable life experiences, very tangible skills to your screen. Who knows, maybe we can even shake hands and rub shoulders some day of this future…