*rambling ahead* So I've spent over a month now on this small permaculture farm in South Africa ( http://scottsnextadventure.blogspot.com/2012/06/living-good-life-on-ikhwezi-lokusa-farm.html ) and I am really starting to enjoy the lifestyle. Lucky for me, I have a friend with 40 acres ( here: http://scottsnextadventure.blogspot.com/2011/07/independence-day-on-shaw-island.html ) on an island outside of Seattle that wants to start a farm. That property is really in its early stages, but talking to my friends back home it sounds like a lot of work is being done right now, including two of my friends spending 3 days a week up there. Within my friend group, there really seems to be a few others who are really working to build up this property as well, which is awesome. Out here, it is basically three good friends who bought the property and work it together. I can see us forming a co-op or something so we are all officially a part of taking care of the property and doing something similar. The more I think about it, the more I think I'm going to end up living in a little cabin on the island and become a farmer. I can see it now: wake up at first light with a cup of tea, start the morning by playing on a slackline, spend a few hours doing work on whatever I feel like needs doing, make lunch of food we grow, take a break, work some more, go for a sunset kayak, cook dinner, take a sauna, go to sleep, rinse and repeat. I know for a fact, if I wanted to live up there, my friend would be happy for me to do it. The only thing I'm really struggling with right now is how to find a way to live on the farm, travel the world and make money. I can only do one at a time.... I've always thought about traveling partly as something to do because I wasn't sure what else to do with myself, but maybe I might be able to find out what I want to do with my life. I can't say for sure that I've found my life's calling or anything like that, but man it seems good right now.