Free to Experience is a gathering place for people. People who are mindfully seeking encouragement, ideas and ways to free up space in their lives. People who want to give and plan amazing, memorable experiences. People who are Free to Experience!
It seems like every month there is another holiday in which social norms would have you stuff baskets, stockings or party bags with trinkets. But here at Free to Experience, we share creative gift experiences that are sure to be more memorable then another Bath and Body Works lotion. (A lotion, by the way, that will only get partially used and then forgotten.) Free to Experience even shares cute ways to present each experience.
When we own less stuff we are freed from the burden of taking care of it. Less stuff means more freedom to experience.
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About the Founder
Hi! My name is Jaclyn and I am never organizing my kids overflowing bins of toys again.
Why? Because my family and I are striving to free our lives of things in order to experience more.
Why did we make this choice? We felt like too much of our time and money was spent on buying, organizing and storing things that expired, broke or where no longer useful, while our dreams of a Disney vacation fizzled away.
As Christmas approached one year, while staring at our overflowing toy bins, my husband and I could not think of one thing our children needed or even really wanted! If someone would have asked my kids – then ages 8, 5 and 2, what they wanted for Christmas, they honestly wouldn’t have had an answer. The department store Santa even got blank stares and shoulder shrugs that year.
My husband and I came up with the idea of giving each of them an experience gift rather than a consumer product. Our kids loved their experiences and we can actually remember what we gave them for Christmas because we experienced it-together!
Think back to your childhood, what do you remember most? Heck, what do you remember most about last month? Is it the things you bought or the things you experienced? Every summer, my family drove from Nevada to Washington to visit relatives. My favorite memory was, (along with my cousins) getting our hair done at the local beauty school, then hitting up JC Penney to take our own (cheaper version) “Glamour Shots”. These are the types of experiences we remember and cherish.
I want to help YOU to live (and give) life experiences. Free yourself from society’s judgement. Free yourself from shoving another box of stuff into the closet. Free yourself from the burden of things and become Free to Experience.
I would love to hear one of your favorite childhood experiences; please share it with our awesome community on Facebook.
Here I am in all of my glory, summer of ’97 Glamour Shots.