Hello and Welcome to Midlife Boon!
Getting older is a unique experience and everyone goes through it in their own way. Many things change and so does the way we view the world. We begin to value different things and reconsider the goals we set for ourselves in our youth. We develop greater bonds and learn to cherish every moment. It’s when we begin to face our own mortality and time becomes one of our most valuable commodities.
We are Alan and AJ. Creators of Midlife Boon. We are two friends that were born and raised in Wisconsin. At vastly different ages but at the same point in time, we decided we wanted more out of life than we were getting.
We feel that retirement comes too late. Even if we are lucky to enough to live that long, we certainly aren’t going to be able to do all the things we can do now. Many of the things we want to experience just aren’t practical to attempt at that age. Waiting until we were almost dead before we really began to live just doesn’t make good sense. Living in the here an now became much more appealing to us. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t promised. Living in the moment is all we really have.
For us, the American dream had lost all appeal. Why burden ourselves with a ton of debt, just to acquire so many things we really didn’t need? All of that unnecessary stuff costs way too much and gives far too little. So we sold all of our assets, got out from under debt, and set out on a quest to see and experience as much as we can. We realized we can spend the rest of our lives chained to a 40 hour work week or we can give up some of the luxury and be free. We chose to be free.
We know we’ve made some pretty extreme choices and those choices are not right for everyone. Our hope is very simply that some of our adventures will inspire you to get a little more out of your life in any way that you can. No matter what age you are. No matter where you live. We only go around once. Make it amazing! We hope you’ll follow us on our journey and maybe even plan an adventure of your own. Happy trails friends!