Everyone wants to be happier.

But what does being happier mean to you?

If it means living a quiet, normal life, you’re in the wrong place. Don’t get me wrong. There isn’t anything wrong with wanting that. That’s just not what this site is about.

However, if being happier means living with some adventure in your life, trying new things, and being bold enough to live the lifestyle that you want to live, you’ve come to the right place.

A Restless Life is all about inspiration and ideas on how to live a less conventional lifestyle.

I’ll bring you stories of people doing crazy cool things with their life, along with ideas on how you can put a little adventure into your own life.

Living a restless life doesn’t have to mean selling your house and traveling the world (though it could). It simply means living the life that you want to live, and not letting the status quo hold you back.

Why the name “A Restless Life”?

A survey found that one of the words people use to describe Millennials is “restless”, and it’s a word I think a lot of people today can relate to, not just those of us in Generation Y.

We’re restless to improve our quality of life. We’re restless to find meaning in our work and outside of it. We’re restless in our desire to improve the world around us.

And that’s not a bad thing.

Let that restlessness keep you engaged in your own life. Stay curious. Try new things. Explore. Don’t be afraid to take chances and make mistakes along the way. You’ve heard it all before, but how often do you apply those ideas to your own life?

Sometimes we need a nudge in the right direction. A little push to step outside our comfort zones.

That’s what A Restless Life is here for.

The Brains Beauty Person Behind the Blog

Erika Phillips - the blogger behind A Restless LifeHi, I’m Erika! I’m an amateur tea enthusiast and I love tiny potted plants. Well, I love any plants really, but small versions of things are my favorite. Anyways. I also like wine and spending time with my dogs.

A year ago I began a crazy voyage. I quit my job, married the love of my life, and moved to the Caribbean. I’d like to say it was a fun, romantic, spur-of-the-moment decision-

But it really wasn’t.

We moved to the Caribbean for Husband to attend medical school. I was a person who really, really, REALLY liked plans and stability. Spur-of-the-moment wasn’t even part of my vocabulary, except as a potential trigger for my anxiety.

Moving to the Caribbean and being temporarily jobless was definitely not part of my life plans, and to say it took some adjusting is an understatement.

Little by little, though, the relaxed Caribbean atmosphere started getting to me. I began letting go of my plans, and I quit caring so much about what my life would look like 5 years – or even 2 months – from now.

My quarter life crisis over what I wanted to be when I grew up also began to abate. I quit defining myself by the education that I wasn’t using, or the job that I hated, and began focusing on things I liked doing.

And then something crazy happened.

I realized I was way happier than I was before, when I was on the college-career-kids-retirement life track that I thought I was supposed to be on.

The Birth of the Blog

I then began noticing the crazy cool lifestyles that people live – travelers, artists, ranchers, sailors, homesteaders. The more I saw of those lifestyles, the more I realized that I never really wanted to live a conventional life in the first place.

Right now, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I’m ok with that. I’m even – dare I say – excited by that.

I also realized that I’m not alone, and the more I look around, the more I see the desire that many people have to live a less conventional life.

It is for us that I have created this space. A place where we can begin living our own restless lives, and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride!

Tell me about yourself!

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