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Here's the TRUTH about us...

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Do you ever wonder... "Why me"?

We’re on a journey to find freedom. And what’s interesting about that is that, in truth… we certainly didn’t know exactly what freedom is, and we are still on that quest.

Society teaches… what freedom should be. But we don’t agree with that… to work your tail off for a while, and then… have freedom when you’re 70+, little time to enjoy it and, possibly, need a helping-hand to the toilet.

Wow they say that's what freedom is? Well..

The cycle we're all put on to “Educate, Qualify, Work, Retire, Die” is basically it (in simple terms). And that’s what the government wants because that's how they make the money.

The Matrix, in reality... sadly!

We’re trapped in the Matrix and our sense of freedom.

Whilst we don’t know what freedom is… we know what it isn’t. And it's not being part of the mad hat world… of the Matrix… and just conforming to what society wants us to do, which doesn't let us do what we really want to do!

So we're going to discover WHAT freedom is… and we're going to share what we find “Freedom to be” for us. and see if that resonates with you. And to see if it's something you might want…

One of the key things we want to do here with Online Off-grid, and it is our strap line is… we are “Freedom Finders”! And in doing so, we want to help others find their freedom to. Whatever “Freedom” may be for them!

Some forms of "freedom" we have already found ourselves... (and/or are still seeking) include:

  • Peace in our minds
  • Freedom to surround ourselves with ONLY those who love and celebrate us
  • Time freedom to walk, hike and enjoy nature
  • Health and wellness freedom
  • Freedom from religion

Now if that means that needs some sort of financial way to find that freedom, then we're going to be looking at ways to get out of the rat race. We talk about this in our video, the 80-hour week… even the 40-hour week, or 4 days a week, whatever that might be that work hours work around you, not the other way round. We talk about ways to finance that lifestyle, as we find ways ourselves to do it!

Plus, we will share those too!

See you soon...

Tamra & Miles

Freedom Finders

Online Offgrid

Here's our dialouge from the video . . .

Hello!

I'm Miles and I’m Tamra… and welcome to Online Offgrid!

Miles:
We’re on a journey to find freedom. And what’s interesting about that is that in truth… I certainly don’t know exactly what freedom is?

Tamra:
Society teaches… what freedom should be. But I don’t agree with that… to work your tail off for a while, and then …have freedom when you’re 70.

Miles:
Wow they say that's what freedom is? Well I guess you’re right.
I guess the cycle we're all put on to “Educate, Qualify, Work, Retire, Die,” is basically (in simple terms) is it. And that’s what the government wants because that's how they make the money.

Tamra:
The Matrix, in reality. Sadly… It is!

Miles:
We’re trapped in the Matrix and our sense of freedom. Whilst we don’t know what freedom is… we know what it isn’t. Yes. And it's not being part of the mad hat world… of the Matrix… and just conforming to what society wants us to do, which doesn't let us do what we really want to do! So we're going to discover WHAT freedom is… and we're going to share what we find “Freedom to be”! And see if that resonates with you. And to see if it's something you might want… Because one of the key things we want to do, as Online Off-grid, and it is our strap line is… we are “Freedom Finders”! And in doing so, we want to help others find their freedom to. Whatever that “Freedom” may be! Now if that means that needs some sort of… financial way to find that freedom? Then we're going to be looking at ways to get out of the rat race, you talked about this, the 80-hour week… even the 40-hour week. Even 4 days a week, whatever that might be… ways to finance that. As we find ways to do it! Plus, we will share those too!

Tamra:
And how to live simpler… When you don’t want 7 Porsches… and a home too large to clean! Yes. And instead the World is Our Backyard!

Miles:
Yes! NOT that we have… or ever had, by the way… I think what's important to know is that we have we're not here living a free… you know, on some sort of massive Bank of savings. We've got literally nothing. We're in a 20-year old camper van… which you'll see, here. And that's all we could afford. And we are finding our way… Realizing that we've had to take the leap of faith to make us take the steps necessary to make it all work. So we are finding ways to make money… as we go.

Tamra:
Yes, and it’s a journey, ups and downs, pendulums, rollercoaster rides… absolutely.

Miles:
And not just us, the motorhome’s had a couple of rollercoaster rides itself, so yes… So we're going to share all! Yes!

Tamra:
So, to get to know us a little more… Was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. in the USA, (northern, mid, United States). I was raised I was raised in a very small town. Raised as a very strict Lutheran…

Miles:
Lutheran is a very very strict Christian, religion, faith. Restricting… kind of like Catholic style strict. Yes, possibly even more…

Tamra:
but I am grateful for that… I still believe in God and the Bible but not in organized religion. So yes, was born and raised there, then after graduation High School I moved to New England. That was a long, rough 15 years of life… At the end of that went through a horrible… beyond miserable divorce… court proceedings… for years… Hell. I lived through hell, basically. I left with nothing. I then moved on to Texas… left my entire life there… left my daughter, sadly,
just went through a whole lot. :(
My family came against me, it was a hard time. But, then went on to Texas, lived there for years…

Miles:
Well, I’m just wondering… rather than just skate over that, because my it might sound like… “How could you possibly leave your daughter?” There's so much more to this… some that we can and can't say… what I would say, and I think is worth mentioning here, is that the family, Tamra's own family, came against her in the preference to a now ex-husband, for the custody (of her daughter). And in America it's a very very different system, we have harsh systems in most legal divorces anyway, but America's is just ridiculous, and what was judged was just beyond belief. What Tamra has been through, is just beyond belief, I'm not saying anybody out there who's been through divorce and a similar sort of thing doesn't go through hell, my goodness it is all hell… this is just a slightly different way of, coming to the point of not being allowed any custody at all, now put that in the mix… When you've been through a divorce before and you’ve had to to arrange custody, and have had a custody arrangement that works for both parties as best it can, then fine… and of course it has to work best for kids. Well in this case, the court judged that Tamra wasn’t allowed to see her daughter at all. So, I just had to say that…

Tamra:
Yes, I’m wearing sunglasses, and have tears in my eyes (for my daughter). So yes, sadly, painstakingly, walked… walked away, left that situation… because it was beyond miserable. It was beyond imagination and I'm eventually I’m going to write a book… and I… Yeah, I don’t know what else to say about that, but I know I’ll share more… but…

Miles:
So you moved onto Texas…

Tamra:
Yes, I moved onto Texas and worked for a nonprofit, religious organization which, they helped me through the previous hell of my life, but… I had no self worth… I over worked (myself). I don't want to say I was overworked because I was a grown-up, I chose to allow that.

Miles:
Yes, you chose slavery, basically.

Tamra:
Yes, I chose to work holidays… 18 hours a day… To give… I mean we should…

Miles:
…which you do when you volunteer for an organization. I mean, there are volunteer organizations… and there are volunteer organizations… this wasn't quite like that however…

Tamra:
I gave my life.

Miles:
Yes, you gave your life to that. Which is where I can chip in here, because that's where our lives joined. Because… I mean I had a very different upbringing, I guess, because yours was very much like life on the Prarie. Yes. Exactly! Where her mother was the teacher of the little schoolhouse, of only one room and only so many students. Yes, it really was… have you ever seen Little House on the Prairie.

Tamra:
That is how I was raised.

Miles:
That wasn't just a fictitious show to us, it was real. Now I had a very different kind of upbringing… my parents decided that… well, I'm the youngest of three, and decided that we're (all) going to go to boarding schools. So my dad went across to the Middle East to work for the oil companies just to make the money to afford it because it's not cheap… and at the ripe old age of six and a half, I started boarding school and… I won’t go into the ins and outs of that, because there's a whole life there… going through up to O-level in the public school, at a place called Repton, in Derbyshire. Which is a fantastic school and I met some fantastic people and in touch with still some of them now! And after that I eventually… I kind of got lost and I will go into the story another time because it started off with my mother dying when I was 10, not really coming to terms with that and it disrupted my life to a degree. My dad then remarried to a family that should really never been involved with us, and that's nothing against them at all at all it just didn’t really work out. But I got lost. And, in the end I found a place where I felt I belonged along my journey, and that was in the Royal Air Force, where at again the ripe old age of 18 just I joined the Royal Air Force and so for 12 years working with the most incredible squadron as an electrical technician on the AWACS, which is, in fact I’ll show you this picture here if you don't know what one of those is, and it was the best in the world! Best in the world job at the time and again meeting the most incredible people who were literally depending on each other in sometimes somewhat life-threatening situations… but otherwise just in in situations where we had to go to Wars and stuff like that and support our aircraft as we did. And so I came out of that I decided that that wasn't where I belong it wasn't the end of my journey certainly wasn't where I was going to stay. And I left and started a business in the online marketing web world, having sort of converted my knowledge from electrical side of things, electronics over to a sort of more business architecture and IT… around the end of the 90s when it was coming back in after the.com crash, in fact. Anyway, so I then… fast track forward, I was in working those businesses… again not happy, working, slaving away all those hours to build a business to to make a kind of minimum amount. Employees earning more than we were, just just wasn't really working, which may point out I was not necessarily the best businessman then. Well, there are successful businesses… and mine was a success in our results, but not necessarily in happiness. And that was the KEY thing. And I then decided to give everything up… and I sold lots. I gave bucket loads away… to walk away with two suitcases… to jump on a jet… to go and volunteer for the company I was my client from an online marketing point of view (for the previous year), and to go and volunteer for the same organization that Tamara was working for, and that's when the joining of our journeys and the joining of our lives commenced!

Tamra:
Yes! I looked you up on Facebook, and saw that you were in the RAF… and I was very impressed! So yes, we met there and that’s another story…

Miles:
…which we will go into another time, because it didn't turn out quite what we thought so… there's another whole drama there the roller coaster right that we had, but it led us to where we are now through what we've already talked about in terms of the visa journey and the visa application journey and our nudge into nature!

Tamra:
Yes and and looking back I am… we are learning to be grateful, and so I say “Bless everyone” in my first 40 years of life! Because family… I do want to say, not every family member of mine came against me, but none of them did come support me either.

Miles:
And haven't done since.

Tamra:
But… “Bless them all”, they’re on their own journey and so I've learned a lot, I’ve learned to be able to walk away from blood relatives even though it’s such a strong “organization” where people always believe you have to stay with your family stay with their “blood” (relatives), it means more than anything and I've learned no, it doesn’t… sometimes if they are not “for” you and completely against you, WALK AWAY! It’s not worth it.

Miles:
Oh, absolutely!

Tamra:
So… then from everyone, just bless them all, they’re on their journey, send them love! Yes. Like Wayne Dyer says, send everyone love!

Miles:
Love to everyone that have supported us… and to those that haven’t… have actually helped us to steer. So, yeah not all family has supported us, some family has which is fantastic to have those with us on our journey and in our minds always. In fact we’ve made the most incredible friends, who know the truth,… and saw through to the truth, sometimes when we were even denying it ourselves… and we were blaming ourselves. Again, that self-worth thing… and we realize that we are worth more than… whatever “that” is. And we're not talking a net worth here, we're talking a real life, human worth. So that's where we got to today and there's so much more to share…

Tamra:
Yes, and one additional thing… when I was 30 (I believe)… I had a depleted disc in my sacrum… and couldn't walk, couldn’t stand up, went to a chiropractor over and over… I would get a little better, and then it got worse but now I run and jump on trampolines, and we go on hikes…

Miles:
And sometimes dance like a monkey. You may have seen!

Tamra:
(I’m better!)

Miles:
Which is absolutely, I don’t like using words like miracle… but what else do you put to it? Every other source of knowledge and expertise failed to cure that… and you cured yourself!

Tamra:
And doctors said to me… “There's NO cure to this! There might be in a few years, we might come up with one… but there’s no hope for you.”

Miles:
In other words, embrace a life of paralysis. Yes, really… in effect. And yet you cured yourself… And again that's another story which we'll go into, because it's just it's just opened my eyes to how powerful we are, just as a biological makeup… that we can just do anything… achieve anything… and, there you go! So, that's a little bit more about us… obviously like everybody’s lives, there’s so much much more. And, if there’s anything you want to know… Ask! Yes, ask us, because there'll be lots of bits that we missed out… but we thought we wouldn't go into too much detail for now… But, we’ll tell more as we go.

Tamra:
We will, and as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, we're not WHAT we are… I don't define myself as what I do, or past that I've been through. And I’ve learned a lot, I have strong characteristics, I'm greater than who I was twenty, ten, two years ago and so who I am is… a spiritual being on a physical… What does he say?

Miles:
You are a spirit, having a physical experience.

Tamra:
Yes. I am my characteristics, I am… I’m not a job definition, or past…

Miles:
Well none of us are! I thinks that’s why I came to conclusion, because there are two main things we’ve been following lately… My Map to Freedom, which is something is absolute fantastic, and Dr. Wayne Dyer who has an amazing way of explaining things in a non forceful, non aggressive way about who we are, and why we are, and why we strive for what we strive for… some of them strive for why, and he greatly explains why there isn't a “why” as such, or the whys wrapped into something else, and that we are what we are because of who we are not what we do! We're not who we are because of our qualifications that doesn't make us the people we are. It helps us open doors that we open but they're not necessarily the doors that you want to open. I've suddenly realized I've closed some doors on things that I have had to qualify for and thank goodness those doors are closed, because when those were closed… others opened… and have led to doing some of the most amazing things and being free as we are today, whilst we're still finding our way! We still have to find a way to make money to live… that's gonna be an ongoing journey we'll share too… so there we go!

That's a little bit more about us… and as more becomes relevant, to what we're doing, and what we used to do, then we'll bring those up too. It’d be lovely to hear from you and your stories to find out what you're up to. And any questions you have, just throw them our way!

Tamra:
So for us, this is not the beginning of the end… It’s the end of the beginning!

Miles:
And we realized that we were opening a door to a new chapter on our journey, and to do that we realized that means closing
one or two…

Tamra:
or more…

Miles:
In fact yes, we've had to close quite a few doors and we also learned that it was only by closing those doors that the one that really counted was open.

Tamra:
So… come join us! We’re on Facebook, and YouTube, and www.OnlineOffgrid.com


See you soon!
Tamra & Miles
Freedom Finders
Online Offgrid

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