Changes

Just before Christmas 2014 Julie and I decided to seek a different life for our family. We had been living life in the fast lane and chose to seek out a life in the right lane; where we could enjoy the pace of nature.  We found this in Wheeler County Oregon near the town of Spray. Our family has been in the process of transitioning throughout 2015. I have been building a business plan, reading and learning as much as I can, while Julie is planning away and the girls are deciding what animals they want to have on the farm. We see a life with cattle, horses, sheep, chickens, elk, deer, dogs, cats and even bunnies in our near future.

Everyone asks me is this something I have done before? To be honest no, not really, although I have more experience than most and am ready to continue learning every day.   This wasn’t a decision we easily landed on.  Financial security is something that is very valuable in this day and age, especially for a family of four.  I have been in the project management field for nine years now and every year we had more and more security within my career. Julie has become an active part of the community and became an activist for personal lifestyle changes through her Julie Campbell Fitness page. I was recently promoted to a permanent position of a financial analyst working for the California Institute of Technology, one of the top employers in the quickly growing Tri-Cities of Washington. This is one of the best jobs in my career path that I could have asked for.  In my line of work you are almost always on a term, because it is based on project life cycles. We could have moved all over the world, but Julie and I wanted roots. We were thrilled to have the security of a job in one place for as long as we wanted, but something was missing. We were rushing through life…

 Photo by Bubba Sellars

Photo by Bubba Sellars