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Episode 133: So I Bought an Island & How it Has Changed Me


Back in the fall, I bought an island with a house and a footbridge and soooo many more projects than I could have ever anticipated. Before I bought it, this property was my dream, but I did not know what I was in for with how much work this place needed.

Now, months later, I'm living here away from my family, in a building that’s under construction and with few amenities, working with a construction team cleaning, supervising – and sometimes running a jackhammer – to make it safe and livable. It’s been a lesson in patience, trust, discernment, and knowing myself among other things.

In this episode, I’m breaking down the whole experience for you: the loneliness, the growth, and all the ways in which I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to my life as it was before.

What you’ll find in this episode:

  • Some background and history on the island property that I purchased

  • Just a few of the projects we’ve had to undertake on the property to make it safe for inhabitants

  • The hard lesson in trust (and when to be discerning) and why I’m staying on-site to oversee construction work now

  • How this experience is quieting me and stripping away my ego

  • How working with my hands on this property is an act of creation and how I’ve missed this creative work in my life

  • The intense loneliness I’ve felt at times as I’m isolated and away from my family

  • How living this simpler, stripped down life is making it more and more difficult to go back to suburbia

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