What is “The Elusive Life”?
“The Elusive Life” is not a phrase with one single, easy definition. It is different for each of us. It may reflect a life’s goal, career advancement, a change in careers, a change in location, early retirement, a different standard of living, a higher level of health and wellness, or any number of other possibilities.
But for all of us, there is at least one similarity that ties us all together and is (quite likely) the reason you are at this website: ”The Elusive Life” is just that – elusive. It is a life that we have not yet achieved. Maybe it is just a matter of time (ticking down the days to retirement, for example), but for many it is much more complicated than that. For us, attaining the elusive life requires striving – a certain amount of effort, change, research – or it will never be achieved. If you have stumbled across this website, and if you have taken the time to read this page, then you likely understand what I am talking about.
This website is dedicated to helping us all (including myself) find and attain the life that we want to be living – The Elusive Life that currently escapes our grasp. This search takes a different form for everyone, since everyone has different hopes, dreams and goals for life – but the process remains the same: Strive to improve one area of your life, and you slowly get closer.
What will you find here?
In short: a little of everything. I am a firm believer that all aspects of life are interconnected, so striving to improve one area of life can lead to improvements in other areas which, on the surface, seem unrelated.
For example, maybe you are here looking at an article about being more productive in the workplace. What other articles might relate? Articles about software, gadgets, and procedures can all directly relate to your productivity – but so can articles about how to increase your energy levels (for example). Your energy levels are, in turn, affected by sleep, diet and exercise – all of which are also cross-affected by each other.
So yes, the topics covered here will vary, but they all connect back and affect life as a whole. Not all articles here will apply to everyone, but you may find more than you expect if you keep an open mind and look around!
Who am I?
I am a pretty standard example of the US population: I am a husband, father, college graduate, home owner, live in a small town, work for a small company, and make an average middle-class wage.
How would I define my own “Elusive Life”?
Currently, I would include the following in such a definition: own a successful business, be debt-free, have more freedom of time, be more physically fit, offer more opportunities for my children. I am working toward these and more, and I am further along for some than for others (regarding fitness, for example, I have dropped 60 pounds in the last 3 years and feel like I have reached a maintainable, healthy lifestyle – now my fitness goals have turned to building strength, etc). I may revise or change these over time, but so it goes. The image of our ideal life often changes as our hopes and dreams change.
Thank you for visiting!
Thank you for visiting the site – take some time to look around, read through the articles that interest you personally, and perhaps you will stumble across something new that you have never investigated before.
Leave us some comments to let us know what you think and best of luck finding the life you are looking for – the Elusive Life!