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Escaping Adulthood at IHOP

Last week, I had the good fortune of meeting Kim and Jason Kotecki, the husband-and-wife force behind the Escape Adulthood website (and book, and blogs, and online store). Here's an excerpt from their About page:

"Kim & Jason is all about an idea. It's the crazy notion that there is more to life than the hectic busyness, cynical melancholy and overwhelming stress that is typical of most modern lives. Adultitis tricks us into missing out on the best parts of life and causes us to take ourselves WAY too seriously.

We believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest, that our lives should be bursting with big dreams, oodles of passion, and an enthusiastic playfulness. We believe in curiosity, delighting in the little things, and a faith that knows things always work out for the best. We believe that a life that embraces a childlike spirit is a life that is less stressful and way more fun."

And I'm here to tell you that these two walk the walk. We met for breakfast at a local IHOP, and I wasn't even a little bit surprised when Jason ordered chocolate milk instead of coffee. And check out their fun t-shirts:


In case you can't read them, Jason's is "Where the Wild Things Are" and Kim's is "What's Up Toots?", with a picture of a tootsie roll character. My shirt is very boring. Anyway, we had a great breakfast, talking about our blogs and our visions and why we live where we live. I felt like I had known them for years. And I hope to have a chance to chat with them again in the future. It's so nice when you meet people in person for the first time after having email interactions, and they completely meet your expectations.

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