Chasing Chileans: Part 1 – A method to the madness

Words, photos and video by Jordan Ingmire

I’ve spent the last 10 years of my “adult” life trying to balance my snowboard driven lifestyle with traditional expectations of education and financial standards. Photography helped me early on when I realized I was having too much fun snowboarding every day and needed a personal challenge to quench my growing hunger for productivity. It took 7 years of biannual shifting from seasonal housing and occupation to finally achieve the rank of an acceptable lifestyle by traditional standards. It took 3 more years for me to realize balancing the equation of a traditional lifestyle did not equal happiness for me. So I did something about it.

So I came up with five easy steps to living your (my) dreams. Will this work for everyone, probably not. But it’s worth a shot.

Step 1 – Quit your job
Step 2 – Do some soul searching
Step 3 – Sober up
Step 4 – Buy a plane ticket
Step 5 – Have fun

I recently quit my job and gave up my home to find something more, something outside of my comfort zone and inside of myself.

I have once again allowed chaos to be in motion with no expectation of an outcome beyond quieting my own personal restlessness.

I am flying into Santiago, Chile with a return ticket home for September 22. I have less then $1000 to my name and I’m just hoping someone will pick me up at the airport. I don't know Spanish but I do know I am about to begin a big adventure!

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