Stop Having A Boring Life Already!

Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia City Skyline

Hello kind people of the interwebz,

This blog is about the journey of a guy who resigned from his executive job, sold his home and liquidated his assets all in order to stop living a boring life. Life was good, dare I say “comfortable” but in the end the only thing that brings happiness is satisfaction.

This blog is for people who dare to be different, who dare to take the bull by the horns so to speak and make some excitement in their lives before they get old and boring. Some people are totally cool living boring lives and they may even find them “fascinating”. If you are living a boring life, (no matter how good you have it) you’ll know you are. You won’t be satisfied in the core of your soul. This blog is about finding satisfaction, excitement and taking the “road less traveled”.

I am writing this from a wonderful view of Vancouver. I resigned a few weeks ago and spent the last week getting everything “in order”. Today was the first day of travel and I’m now happily in one of my favorite cities in the world. I plan on staying here and in Victoria until Mid October before going overseas. Whether it is Africa or Asia, I’m not sure but it will be one of them.

This blog will discuss methods and means for people to get their lives in such a way that they can obtain “freedom”. Freedom is one of the key ingredients to stop having a boring life. This blog will also outline many disgusting debt pits the youth of today must avoid like the plague if freedom, excitement and adventureย  are priorities.

I digress.

It’s almost 4PM and I’m going for a leisurely stroll down Robson to see “what’s happening” and get a drink of something delicious. I will be updating this often with a wide array of topics I find exciting, so stay tuned. Hopefully I can connect with other like minded individuals that realize life is short and it should be an adventure, not a quest to maintain security.

So many people spend their lives being “comfortable” and by this I mean working 9-5 for 40 years in a job that they are not passionate about and following the millions of other cars on the most played out highway of life. Why not try something different?

That said, I say good day to you and urge you to please … STOP HAVING A BORING LIFE!


  1. Your Favorite Cousin Jill

    September 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I am very excited to hear all the details so make sure you update this as often as you possibly can!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mike Farho

    September 17, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I’m with you. No reason to have a boring life. Great first post. I’ll look forward to coming back to get your advice. So when you coming to visit us?
    See you soon,
    Mike Farho

  3. Rob

    September 17, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    IMC – I actually went to one of your seminars in toronto once, well aware of what you guys do.

    We should keep in touch as the internet is where I plan on making the bulk of my income today, tomorrow and indefinitely.

    @Jill – haha who could that be ๐Ÿ˜€ I will keep you updated and make a trip through to hang out in Mass for a LONG TIME!

    @Mike – That deal you mentioned in the plurk sounds awesome. Looking forward to it and I now have a reason to come through there. I’ve heard Tunisia is beautiful.

  4. jamblo

    September 18, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Nice lunker.

    Pomps Eats Tuna.


  5. jaywest

    September 18, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Congrats on taking the first step forward. I will be following your story intensely. I think this is the beginning of a great adventure story.

  6. pelf

    September 18, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Did you really sell your house for this? Where are you going to live in when you get home? Or are you not thinking of a future that distant?

    Anyway, I wish you the best of luck during your travels, and have lots of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and take lots of pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. reni

    September 18, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Can’t wait to kick off your new life with you. Welcome back!

  8. Deb Robison

    September 17, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    This is awesome! Congrats on the new blog and the new life. I look forward to reading about your adventures!

  9. AliK

    September 18, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Thats great LL. Welcome to the Gang!

  10. Jworthy

    September 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations. Victoria is amazing and I hope your time on the island. I’ve recently moved from the comforts of Canada to Eastern Europe in a somewhat similar vein as the one you describe. I’m excited to see how your adventure unfolds.

  11. Mike Farho

    September 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    It is beautiful! We’re going on a 3 day tour next week taking a one hour camel ride in the desert. Then visiting a Christian Church from the 4th century. We get cool weather here too. Sousse got to 35F last winter.

    Send me an email a couple weeks or more before you come, if you want help with the reservations. We have an agreement with a good hotel. I was going to give you a link, but found it has a trojan on the home page.

  12. Joey

    September 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Make sure you have a budget

  13. Rob

    September 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

    @Pelf – I’ll just pick up where I left off.

    @jworthy “Indeud” lol I hear great things about eastern europe and looking forward to checking it out. How you liking it there?

    @Mike – Sounds good except about a trojan on the website.

  14. Simple City

    September 19, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Nice idea, I wish I could do that. I have book marked this blog so I will def come back to it. Good Luck.

  15. Mrs. Cags

    September 25, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Can’t wait to catch up on all that I have missed thus far!!! Good for you for doing what most people only dream of!


    October 5, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Bonjours mon ami!!! I would love to play a round of golf in my tuque but my partner is gone!! wonder if Jonny the boy would keep me compagny…lol well enjoy your non boring life..see you later….

  17. AJ

    January 7, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I realized I was in a “wheelchair” wedged in a box for like 14 years and decided to quit my secure and stable job to travel and learn to fly helicopters. I’m almost 3 months into the adventure and am getting my travel legs back and doing some local travel in the states which I must say is fascinating. Seeing bread lines and tent cities in California has really impacted me and am curious to see beyond our own borders and really get a sense of what’s going on globally. Thanks for the excellent tips.

  18. Nathan Jones

    July 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Rob man,all this is proper inspirational to say the least.. Was an absolute pleasure to cross paths with you in Lagos,and im pretty certain we’ll meet again ๐Ÿ™‚ im goin to do the same with a eurail next year once i have enough money stocked up. Do you still have that picture of me DJing?

  19. dd

    January 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay someone sheds a light of hope but I don’t know if it will last

  20. micas

    November 1, 2011 at 5:47 am

    i don’t know where to share my feeling, if this bother u so i’m so sorry. i’m just in stuck now, with many things happen in my life, family, a bf on net. what should i do to get out ??? i typed “having a boring life” then i found you.and i realize u guy love travel. am i wrong? i wish i would enjoy my life after reading your blogs, your experience . Nice to meet you

  21. reclark33

    November 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Hey Rob! I feel a little late to the party I just started my travels this October, but this post is exactly what I was thinking when I decided to leave. I see you haven’t been to South America yet. If your ever in Uruguay hit me up! Great stuff on this blog!

  22. Justin

    February 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Stoked for you and hopefully see you on the road. My family and I are leaving the rat race in 1.5 years bound for Nicaragua to start. Thanks for the great blog!

  23. Matt

    March 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Rob! We never got chance to say goodbye, I think you got back to little corn the day after we left.
    Drop us an email mate, keep in touch.
    We can’t wait to hear more about your build.
    And we have some news about our quest to stop living boring lives too.
    Hope to heat from ya.
    Matt and Emma (from 3 bro’s)

    • Rob

      April 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Sending you an email now!!

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