Welcome to Eric’s World!
Hi, I’m Eric! Loving father, adventurer, nomad, self-employed, outdoorsman, photographer, artist, writer, human. These are my adventures, this is my life.
This is my blog. A no-holds-barred adventure blog about the journeys of life, love, family, friendship, and travel. Oh…and good food too! Gotta eat.
This is my life, my adventures, my art, my photography and my work. The good, the bad, and the ugly, unfiltered and raw reality of it. I’m putting it all out there for everyone to see. You’ll see my ups and downs, my flaws and imperfections, my mistakes and my reality. You’ll experience with me my triumphs and victories, happiness and wonder of the world. You’ll go with me on adventures and explore the world with new eyes and a fresh experience.
This is an experimental project as well as my lifestyle that I decided to do after much thought and deliberation. My project is ongoing and I will be documenting everything on my website EricWichman.com.
I’ll write about, photograph and video everything I do and everywhere I go.
All my life I’ve had this urge to just go. I’ve always been restless, never feeling quite at home no matter where I was. Like I was always there temporarily, just for a little while. Then I realized that’s life, that’s our lives. We’re all on this planet for a very limited amount of time. We all only get just a little while to enjoy it. I never could understand this idea that society has that we have to put down roots and stay in one place. That’s always felt odd to me. It’s always felt to me like that’s not how it’s supposed to be.
So, I’m simplifying my life, getting in shape, and traveling the world while I can. While I’m able. Before I get too old to enjoy it. I’m getting off the grid and going nomad. I’m minimizing my bills, getting rid of all excess material possessions down to the bare essentials of life and survival. With some creature comforts, of course.
I don’t know where I’m going, what I’m doing or how I’m going to do it. I don’t know where I’ll sleep from night to night. I don’t know how I’ll handle any of it or if I’ll be able to handle it at all. It might not be for me, but I might fall in love with it. It’s a huge step. It’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.
Jump and the net will appear. Or not. That’s just the way it goes. Our ancestors lived this lifestyle and it worked for them. I think we’ve forgotten as a society what that’s like. In our civilized world I think we’ve forgotten how to be civilized.
So, I decided enough is enough.
People dream of taking off and seeing the world all their lives and most times never end up doing it. When I’m 65 I don’t want to look back at the past 20 years and say “I wish I had done that.”. I don’t want that regret.
It’s a balance though, being a father. I am always here for my baby girl, no matter what, but I have to make a living and I have to go. I will balance it. Somehow I will make it work. She will know I love her and she will be part of my life and I will be part of hers. I’ll take her on adventures too and as she gets older if she wants to go see the world she will know that she can do it too. She needs to know there is more to life than punching a clock and working in one place for your whole life. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…it’s just not for me. Never really has been.
There’s a whole world out there to see and she needs to know it, to see it, to experience it. It’s my duty as a father to show her and teach her.
I believe it’s possible to make a living as a digital nomad. Documenting everything on video, writing, and doing my art and photography. I just need to know if that lifestyle is for me. To seek happiness, and see if I can make a living doing it. It’s about happiness. It’s not about the travel so much as it is about finding happiness. It’s not as much about the places I go, it’s about the things I do along the way, while I’m there and how I live my life now. It’s about now, not tomorrow, not yesterday. It’s about now.
You only live once and life is way too short to waste it working for someone else for 50 years. You can never get those year back once they’re gone. I don’t want to spend my life working a job I hate just to pay bills for stuff I really don’t need or do something that doesn’t make me happy.
There’s a whole world out there to explore.
You either do it or you don’t.
This is my life.
I hope you enjoy my story and it inspires you to live your dreams. Now.
Live life now!
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