Throughout conversations–not just as of recent, but those that come and go throughout life, I'm often surprised when simple statements forge to my memory for me to reflect upon at a later time–typically when I'm alone with my thoughts. Yesterday, I had this recollection after sharing with my friend Matt. He told me of his recent trip with his wife to St. Croix and how they found a beachfront home for sale at $150,000. He shared with me that he could easily see relinquishing his current life if it wasn't for prior responsibilities and take up a new life in the Caribbean renting out kayaks to tourists, all the while experiencing a better quality of life. We both agreed that there comes a point that the substance of money isn't enough and over time can become an anchor–holding us back from the quality of life that we realize is readily available for us to experience if we can only take that first big step. I told him that despite all of the unknowns that lie ahead of me, it's the constant progression of seeking a better quality of life with each day that drives me to explore this dream of mine.