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by Western Red Cedar
Fri May 14, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Davtheram12's Journal
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Davtheram12's Journal

I don't think you should have any regrets at all. Good for you for setting boundaries and sticking to them. Toxic employees/coworkers have a tendency to spread negative energy and ill will throughout a work environment. I'm sure you were not the only one affected in this situation. I know it is a ch...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 13, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@mF - thanks for the suggestions. I'm keen to check out the John Muir Laws channel. The habit I developed over the years on overnight trips is to stop at each creek or stream to sit, relax, and observe. I started this when purifying water, taking a short break, and noticing the animal life that appe...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 13, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 24
Views: 1335

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

@WRC Thanks for the welcome. I have to admit that reading through your journal was an inspiration for me to just go for it, make an account, and start posting. Thanks! I am glad my ideas/goals might help you in anyway. Glad I could offer some inspiration. I've found that journaling here pushed me m...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 315
Views: 16642

Re: Food and climate change

@WB and Alphaville: The idea I was trying to get at earlier is that it is arguably just as or more important to focus on moving away from industrialized food systems than cutting out certain animal products. I'm also a hypocrite in this regard, as almost all of my food is from "big agriculture....
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 12, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 315
Views: 16642

Re: Food and climate change

eta: a guy quoted in this article claims factory cows are "greener" than grass fed: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28858289 :( fml... Well he is the CEO of an industrialized cattle operation. Mark Zuckerburg claims his business model is benign and connects people, but I don'...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 315
Views: 16642

Re: Food and climate change

And the reason we have so many cows in existence is because of the industrialized model. We would naturally eat less meat with a more localized system, and higher costs for meat, that accurately reflect the time and labor necessary to tend to those animals. There isn't much you can do to get around ...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 12, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 315
Views: 16642

Re: Food and climate change

@Alphaville - I bought a few packs of Impossible Burgers at a discount store a couple months back. I think the deal was two packs (4 total patties) for $5. I went back the following week and they had cut the price in half, so I bought a few more. They were cheap because the "best by when frozen...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 953
Views: 207712

Re: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails

Nice to hear you are transitioning away from the toxic work environment to something better. Your professional flexibility and resiliency has always impressed me. Are you still planning on trying to get to Europe or another international destination later this year? Waiting to see how things shake o...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 11, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@mF - Thanks for stopping by. I don't have too much technical climbing experience, but I'm an eager backpacker who takes advantage of summits when they present themselves. It's amazing how easy it is to get wrapped up in other things while out in beautiful places. To remain unaware to the beauty and...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 533
Views: 109716

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

Congratulations on the successful transition back to Chicago. I'm glad to hear you got to spend some time with family in AZ. Probably one of the best times to visit in terms of weather. It also looks like you got a great deal on rent for a major US metro - very nice! DW and I have over a decade of s...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 11, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 162
Views: 38214

Re: bostonimproper's journal

I have mostly accepted that I am bursty person— in terms of both energy and interests— by nature. I can go deep and build things up very quickly while I’m interested but anything requiring long-term maintenance (however minute) is not appealing. I make an exception for personal relationships becaus...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 24
Views: 1335

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

Welcome to the forum mountainFrugal! I'm at a similar life stage and have shared interests, so it is great to see you provide detailed explanations on identity-based goals, your web of goals, and your approach to realizing those. Your approach is more meticulous than mine, so I've already started ma...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue May 11, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 646
Views: 86813

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

That is awesome - congratulations!
by Western Red Cedar
Thu May 06, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Dirtbags and ERE: A few of us have discussed the concept of dirtbagging in relation to ERE. I read Yvon Chouinard's memoir a while back and have been consuming a lot of video content from Patagonia, Yeti, and filmmakers who are in that social circle (Jeff Johnson, Dan Malloy, Jimmy Chin, etc.). I've...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 05, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Thanks M2aS! She's been thriving in her first few days back at work and her schedule is actually much better now. I'm constantly trying to look for the silver linings in these types of situations. I talked to a ranger today and she thought the road/trail I was looking at in N. Idaho was covered in s...
by Western Red Cedar
Wed May 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 646
Views: 86813

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I think you should look at this as a gift. You have been moving in this direction for some time anyway, and now your employer made the decision for you. It is unfortunate about your team, but a solid recommendation and marketable skills go a long way in this economy. I hope you heal up quickly and w...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 02, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@theanimal - thanks for the kind sentiment. I'm pretty much over it and DW seems much better. Beautiful Spring weather sure helps lift the spirits. We had a nice hike this afternoon and I followed it up with a 21 mile bike ride. I'm definitely stoked about the future of the family property. I discus...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 02, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: grundomatic's journal

I think gaining clarity on your web of goals represents a worthwhile investment of your time. You should definitely make sure it suits you and is based around your vision for a better life. Health is a natural cornerstone goal for many and one that Jacob discusses in the book. Playing tennis seems l...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 202
Views: 19988

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Financial Update: NW - 393,118 (Increase of16,994) Another strong month in the markets kept us moving towards our financial goals. The gains over the last 12 months have been pretty wild. I'm about 87% of the way to a household Semi ERE goal. Personal Stuff (the good): I managed to take the new bike...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun May 02, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 33
Views: 2319

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

+1 on the Dal Bhat recommendation. Delicious, nutritious, and economical. It's a staple on the Nepalese trekking circuits for good reason.