Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

Yet another great Audiobook and I find myself both inspired and confused. This one was “Walden on Wheels” by Ken Ilgunas – both entertaining and really good.
It focuses on Ken’s attempt to become and remain debt-free, including living in a van in grad school. But its far more than that – he also works in Alaska to get ahead.

It is inspiring because it is about living differently than mainstream society. But unlike “Eat, Pray, Love”, which was financed by a book-deal, this one is very raw.
I long to life simpler and differently, and I’m already debt-free, so it should be easy. Yet it’s also very confusing, because I clearly don’t want to live this extreme.

So how do I determine the balanced changes that I very much seek? I still believe I am in the right spot and job today – but more and more I wonder for how much longer.
I want to enjoy challenging work and experience new adventures both. And I want to be a part of making a difference somehow for others too – not being just about me.


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