Today I had a moment thinking about my blog and how it has evolved from an idea I had in September last year. Back then what I planned to create was a bit different to the direction Bucket List Nomad has taken, though I can all ready say I am finding it more rewarding then I imagined, and developing a lot faster. The faster BLN evolves, the faster I evolve as well.
I know the core ideas I had were the same. I wanted to tell my story, inspire, motivate, create new goals, take a new life direction and find something more rewarding to do then create and mix music, as after spending a season in Ibiza I was completely repulsed by the electronic music scene.
When I started creating this blog I was reading books and studying trying to learn everything I needed to know in a short amount of time. I actually still read a lot learning to make this site better in every way, I hope people do notice slow changes. Not long ago I knew nothing about creating a website or blog. I needed to learn all this. I was so determine to do as much as I could on my own. I wanted everything to be designed by me. I only got help with a few things where there was no way I could do it such as the hosting or putting my logo idea on to a screen. From the blog concept to the body position of the man in the logo I was thinking everything into detail as I realised this site is going to be a representation of my life and ideas broadcasted on the internet for the whole world to judge. When you stand back and look at it like that, it is a pretty daunting feeling. I have always felt that people who knew me might make some negative comments, though the people I make friends with on the way were going to be extremely positive. This has turned out true. It is interesting noticing people who I thought were really close friends who have never looked at this site once.
One of the core ideas of my blog is to show how much 1 person can do, experience and achieve on their own. From photography, videos and music to fitness and technical skills for sports, learning to write and much more. With this site I have managed to tie so many interests into one project and learn so much along the way. Everything I do is all funded by my own work efforts, so no one can say ” it’s easy for you to go and do that blah blah sponsor pays”. I hoped this would inspire others, and I all ready know it has.
As I started to create the blog and was working away I went into isolation. Part of the time was spent on a farm in the country, part interstate and some in my mates penthouse house sitting where no one would bother me. I was not seeing friends very much, I went into lockdown and detox and went on a mission to get extremely fit after a summer of partying in Europe. Just from the early days of starting to create this site my thinking patterns changed drastically. Now, only a few months in I feel as though I am changing for the better, at a much more drastic rate. My perception of reality changes every day as new knowledge, no matter if it comes from books, conversations or the things that happen in my life make me understand the world in a a way I could never have imagined only a year ago. I can not emphasise how amazing this adventure of spiritual enlightenment, at a rapid speed feels.
I have noticed such huge changes to my personality, I feel as if I am turning into a bit of a hippie, but more techno hippie because I like technology and techno music. I have such hippie like values now which was confusing me slightly for a while. I now have far less interest in materialistic items. Much less time for egotistical people and such diss interest in comercial things. I can be a lot happier spending longer amounts of time on my own, receiving less attention. Life feels more simple, though I guess to people looking from the outside and what I have been up to, my life looks far from simple. I am just going to say, planning awesome adventures, going on awesome travels and not having the stress of the city life and the 9-5 grind. My life is simple!
One of my sort of rules so to speak I had for my self on this mission was not to do anything in my life just because now I was blogging. The idea was just to share the stories of what I was doing, and give people a bit of information so they could do the same. I recently realised that rule has to go.
From the conversations in person with people about my site, from the emails I receive, messages and comments on articles and facebook as well as people asking for interviews, writing articles and lovely comments about me on their own site I have realised that I am even more keen and inspired to try and move along quicker, get to some activities and trips that were going to be kept for later in life, purely because I know it will bring happiness and create inspiration for any one who checks out this site.
I have some amazing ideas of trips activities and stories to come. I have a lot being planned. As well as heaps of drafted content I am going to work harder to get posted at a faster rate. I still haven’t finished uploading all my articles on Asia!
I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who is supporting, especially with sharing, comments and reposting etc. The more this happens the more motivated I am and the faster this site is going to build from what was just a hub for me to share stories, to a small community of people living a life of awesome. Though something more important then that is, I now have more confidence to get a little more personal with you all, in my articles and soon I think I will actually start talking to the camera more when traveling, instead of just having them film what is going on. I hope everyone enjoys this change.
Saying that the more people interact with the site the faster it will develop, it will. But when ever I post a photo, a video, an article, a comment or anything related to my BLN idea, if it makes one person happy or inspired to do something awesome then it was worth it, no matter how much time was spent or effort was put in.
I hope you enjoyed my random photos and article today!
Hi, I’m Ian and I have made it my life mission to travel and experience everything this world has to offer. Follow me on my quest to live outside the boundaries of conventional society and see the world through the eyes of all our fellow inhabitants. I hope to inspire and motivate you to make your own path in life and push your own limits.