What’s this blog all about?
Having a good time figuring out for ourselves what we can do to get slightly closer to winning at life.
Let’s break that down:
- Have a good time. If you’re not having a good time improving your life, you’re doing it wrong.
- Figure out for ourselves. You can start by figuring out for yourself what this means.
- Slightly closer. Better to take small steps. That way you don’t trip and hurt yourself. You’ve got time.
- Winning at life. However you decide to define “winning at life.”
Who are you?
I, Chris, am mostly responsible these days now that Kim’s moved on to work on bringing people closer together over food and deal with Zac.
And if you want to be as happy with your partner as we are pretending to be in the photo above, I strongly suggest trying daily gratefuls.
What are your qualifications?
Kim has a Spanish degree. I studied Commerce.
We started this site as an off-the-beaten-path travel blog in 2018, when we fled to Medellin after getting booted from our apartment in Vancouver. It’s since morphed into an offbeat self-help site. Somehow, over 150,000 people read every month. But that could be 90 percent bots, for all we know.
And maybe that’s our one strength?
We don’t pretend to be know-it-alls or act like we’re anything we’re not. Somehow, that’s been working wonderfully for our lives.
What’re you up to now?
As I write this at the end of August 2021, I’m sitting on my computer updating my About Page.
We’re living in Vancouver for the summer and getting used to our new roommate, Zac. He’s selfish, never leaves us alone, and keeps us up all night. Parenthood’s just as great as all the self-justifying moms and dads say it is.
I’m taking a bit of a break from my once-every-less-than-you’d-like newsletter, Consider This to consider things less and enjoy things more—things like Zac, summertime, volleyball, and updating About pages.
Also, when I can have the place to myself, I’m having too good of a time talking to myself in the form of filming YouTube videos like this one in which I open my own mind.
In October, as long as Zac’s ok with it, we plan on returning to our second home, Cape Town, South Africa.
Other things we’re doing:
- Researching, Writing, and Taping: How to take things less seriously.
- Watching: Gomorrah and, our absolute favorite, The Challenge.
- Reading: Funny non-fiction, like The Disaster Artist.
- Struggling With: The name, “The Unconventional Route.” The point isn’t to be “unconventional” but think for yourself. I can’t find a better name, and domain, though.
What should I do next?
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