The Origami Life: The Story So Far
That was a cover by the Chromatics of an old song called ‘Blue Moon,’ a song that's been sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, and the always wonderful Billie Holiday.
I like the opening notes. Reminds me of the tune that plays over the intercom in department stores before every announcement.
This is appropriate, as Jennie and I have a couple of announcements to make of our own.
What is The Origami Life?
It’s been a little over a year since this blog went live, with little to no explanation from Jennie and I on what this is, why we’re here, and what we stand for.
Part of this is because we’re more into showing than telling, but I think the more honest answer would be that we were still trying to figure it out.
Here's what we know so far. The Origami Life is:
- A record of Jennie and Ivan’s marriage and life together
- A way of keeping ourselves accountable to our financial and travel goals
- A place that celebrates the process over the result, the journey over the destination
- A place to convey stories and observations in a personal, interesting and useful manner
- A place to connect with like-minded people
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The next letter goes out Sunday (October 8th), where we’ll be giving an update on a trip we’ve been planning for the past five months.
What Is The Daily Origami?
Daily Origami is a weekly series we publish based on an experimental theme, where we try to strike a balance between the personal, interesting and useful.
Needless to say, we don’t always succeed.
But more importantly, it’s a creative exercise that gets Jennie and I used to the cadence of posting five times a week when we’re on our round the world trip.
I think travel writing is one of the hardest genres to do well. Not because there’s a lack of interesting, exotic destinations to write about, but because it’s hard to make people:
a. Give a shit about you
b. Ground stories in ways that are relatable to a reader's everyday life
We have at least 50 more Daily Origami entries planned after this hiatus, and we'd appreciate any feedback you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you missed a few posts, here is everything we’ve written to date: