What is Follow the Wild Dreamer?
Follow the Wild Dreamer is a space for you to get inspired to chase after your wildest dreams. My name is Jessica Ryan and I am a wild dreamer. One of my dreams is to one day share how to be a digital nomad. But for now, I am sharing my bumpy journey with you until I reach the pivotal moment where I can leave my day job. Then once I crack the code I will be here to help you do the same. I have always chased after the freedom to live my life on my terms. Working from where ever I want to be in that moment. Living the adventure. Exploring new places both near and far.
I believe that finding your true purpose is necessary to build an abundant life of your dreams. But this task is not easy. And I have witnessed way too many give up too soon. So that is why I want to create this blog as a resource for young women that are struggling to find their way. So they can be inspired by everyday people that are making a difference in this world while living simple, happy, and vibrant lives. Always fulfilled by their passions and never working a day in their lives.
Travel Near, Travel Far, Just Go
My travel journey has started small, which means that I am currently exploring places that are near. Talking to local dreamers and learning about their success stories. Luckily I live in a state that has a lot to discover. I will always be exploring Colorado but then I will gradually branch out to see more of the United States and the world little by little. A sustainable take on traveling. Eventually working up to my full-time explorer status, sharing every little discovery along the way. But I don’t just want to visit places for a few days. No, no, no this is not a vacation that I am after, it is a lifestyle. I want to fully immerse myself in new ways of life for months or even years at a time. But first, I want to show people that traveling the world is approachable no matter what your budget looks like and you have to start somewhere no matter what your budget may be. Make travel a priority. And I hope one day we will be ready to travel the world together.
A Plant Powered Lifestyle
What is a plant powered lifestyle? It is a lifestyle that is powered by plants in every area of your life. A plant powered lifestyle is good for your health and the planet. Our wellbeing has everything to do with plants. They make up our most ideal environment. They nourish us. They cure us. They produce the clothes on our back. Plants and the nature that surrounds us is what builds the grounds for optimal health.
Last year I started my zero waste journey and with just a few changes in my habits, I started living through my healthiest year. There is so much room for growth. But my zero waste journey catapulted me to shop at the farmers market every week (when in season). This one habit became an addiction. I wanted to learn more about health and where our food came from. I started visiting local farms in Colorado to see for myself what the difference between a freshly picked fruit/vegetable was like compared to a store-bought one. Which ultimately led me to become vegan. I became addicted to plants and investing in my well-being. I hope to expose more of this lifestyle so I can inspire people to make the necessary changes they need for a healthier life. Plant-based living is what humans need to nurture healthy minds. We cannot have a future without first coming face to face with the reality that the food that we have grown up eating is killing us and our planet.
Growth Takes Time
When you live more simply and intentionally you have more time and money for experiences. I am setting a goal this year to spend less money on things so I can have more experiences. 2020 is going to bring a lot of change and a lot of growth I hope you will stick around so we can learn and grow together