“Hi there, my name is Ian Usher, and I have had enough of my life! I don’t want it any more!
You can have it if you like!”
That’s how my adventures began five years ago, when I announced that I intended to sell everything I had on eBay, and move on with my life. It’s been quite a journey since then. The “life-selling” story gained a life of its own when international publicity reached amazing proportions, and I made TV, radio and newspaper appearances all over the world.
I was asked many times in interviews what I would do once I had sold everything, and I asked myself the same question. What did I really want to do? I made lists, and these eventually grew to become my next adventure, a round-the-world journey of two years, armed with a list of 100 goals, and a challenging timeframe of 100 weeks.
When the dust settled in July 2010 and my journey came to an end I took some time out in a little wooden cabin in the forests of northern Canada where I wrote a book about the amazing journey. But as winter approached and temperatures dropped it was time to head south to warmer weather.
The search for somewhere to call home for a while eventually led to the tropical warmth of Panama, where I somehow ended up buying a little island off the Caribbean coast.
I’ve been there for almost two years now, and have cleared the island, built a house, started growing some fruit, and have a small flock of chickens. It’s a beautiful place, and a wonderful lifestyle, filled with great people, and exciting adventures, but… there’s always a “but”, isn’t there?
But the traveller’s itchy feet are starting to tickle again. After two years of constant travel I was ready to settle for a while, but I still have a long list of places I want to see, and I can’t do that if I’m lounging in a hammock on the balcony sipping a margarita.
When I was travelling I had to step outside of my comfort zone again and again, and heading to Panama to start a new life there was again a big step into the unknown. But life here has become easy and comfortable. Maybe it’s time to change that, and head into the unknown again.
So it’s all up for sale again. This time it’s a “Caribbean Life 4 Sale”.