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This is your one life, let's make it extraordinary

I am often in awe of the miracle of life, and how beautiful and special our lives are. The odds of you being born is basically zero. Our universe is a miracle, our planet is a miracle, and being alive in the current history of our planet is uber miraculous!

Given that our life is such a miracle, what do we want to do with our one life and how do we want to spend our time?

If you want to pursue your passions, achieve your dreams, and live a life you love, this site is for you.

The purpose of this site is to provide you with information and tools to use on your journey to living intentionally and creating your version of an extraordinary life. Whatever your dreams are or whatever inspires you, my goal is to help get you there.

If you join this journey, I can't promise it will be easy. It will take work, dedication and planning on your part. But I do promise to give you a clear path and to simplify the process.

The best place to start is to read my keystone article: 5 Key Principles for Intentional Living.

about me


About me. Why did I create this site?

Hey there! My name is Shanda and I've enjoyed 43 trips around the sun. My home base is Eugene, Oregon, but I am currently location independent and traveling internationally with my husband.

My dream of being location independent started when I was 23 and working at my first professional job. I dreamed of the time when I would have the financial freedom to have a lifestyle of travel. 20 years later, this dream is now fulfilled. I quit my job in 2017 and have not looked back.

As long as I can remember, I have always sought to live an extraordinary life. To me an extra-ordinary life is one that is unconventional and self-tailored, but also dream inspired.

I am also a seeker. A seeker of new ideas and new skills. In my adult life, I have striven for continuous personal growth and see myself as a life-long learner.

Much of what I have learned on my journey, I plan to pass along to you on this site. My purpose is to inspire and guide others to live their version of an extraordinary life. I have created this site to fulfill that purpose.

What you can expect from this site

  • Tools and guidance for designing your dream life
  • Goal setting and time-management tips
  • Support and inspiration to help you take action and keep progressing

I don’t claim to know everything, but I’ll share what has worked for me.

I’ve been on this journey for a long time. I know what it’s like to be stuck in life and to not know where to start. I’ve struggled at times to maintain balance in my life. I’ve sought books, blogs, and workshops to help me pursue my goals and dreams. It would have been great to have had someone to research, sort through, and distill all this information on lifestyle design.

So, I’ve created this site for you, a one-stop-shop for the best information, tools, and resources to inspire and empower you without the overwhelm, struggles, and uncertainty.

I want to help you get started dreaming, planning, and implementing your ideal life.

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