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Aug 07, 2019 16:17:36

How fascinating!

by @kixia | 322 words | 🐣 | 15💌

Ki Xia

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I find myself on the Artist's Way path again.

I have been here before. Many times. Bits and pieces of myself, blown all over the world at this point. In notebooks. On napkins. In mounds of Evernotes and rain-soaked Moleskines and chalky Swarthmores. (Oh, to live within driving distance of a Barnes and Noble...) 

Now we are in Uruguay, and this is the worst possible time to start a writing habit. Or at least, a writing habit with a *goal*.

In the middle of worldschooling chaos. In the middle of family planning chaos. In the middle of a #totalmoneymakeover x 2. Debt-free, financial independence is like our master work in this life. The neverending rollercoaster. Every time we arrive back at the base, and it seems we just forget to get off the ride.

Because we do it, and succeed, and fall off the horse. And again, and again, and again. 

The thing about freedom, about Life After FI, that they don't tell you - there are lots of horses now. Not just the 9-5 butt-in-chair, get a check, autopay bills, drink beer and watch tv. Nope. With the opportunities of Life After FI comes businesses, kids, houses, promises to friends, support for communities, more businesses, more houses, more kids. Those horses - they're all yours now. You /chose/ them. So they're yours. 100%. Yours. 

My name is Ki. We are a family of 5, slow traveling right /now in Uruguay. Seeking knowledge and worldwide community, gathering pieces around the beautiful Earth to build our ecovillage, like robins picking up twigs in spring.

We barely survived the South American winter, and we've got the $400 heating bills to prove it. Not sure when we can leave, because we dove off the deep end with our #moneyfog.

So now, now my friends, is the worst time to begin a writing habit.

The worst time. Aka the best time.

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    @kixia Awesome read! :D How did you find out about this community??

    I'm building an online database of ecovillages as a side-project as I'm writing this :O

    Warm welcome,
    Baz

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 08, 2019 05:39:47
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      @basilesamel Ohmygosh are you really? I have been mildly obsessed with the ecovillage / alternative housing map as a side project, for about a year. Maybe we can connect some time and see how I can contribute?

      I unfortunately can't remember how I arrived here - my brain moves super fast and I have a few hours of lying-in-darkness-with-sleeping-babies time, so I get lost! But most likely, I navigated from ProductHunt somehow.

      Love this site you have created! Hope that helps!! <3

      Ki Xia avatar Ki Xia | Aug 09, 2019 08:05:02
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      @kixia Yes totally we are a team of 4 and we are making this project in public. It will be completely open sourced.

      Awesome! I guess it's PH then, it makes sense :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 10, 2019 05:10:55
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      @basilesamel I love it!! Can we contribute somehow? We have collections of films and resources we have been building, and don't have a place to put them. Is the plan to build EcoVillageList to sell, or to keep available for free? I also have many worldschool and family travel articles I could contribute, depending on where you're taking the site!

      Ki Xia avatar Ki Xia | Aug 14, 2019 05:32:21
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      @kixia Just free and open source. I'll get back to you once the website matures a bit, but it's something we are totally interested in! :) In a blog section perhaps.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 14, 2019 10:38:32
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      @basilesamel Sounds great Basile! Thank you for creating beautiful work :D

      Ki Xia avatar Ki Xia | Aug 18, 2019 04:55:40
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    @kixia Great introduction! Congratulations on your first post. Welcome to the community. I hope you will find a way to keep writing.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 07, 2019 18:26:35
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      @brandonwilson Thank you, me too! ;)

      Ki Xia avatar Ki Xia | Aug 09, 2019 08:00:28
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