“There is no life rewind button”

Everyone who is largely content with their lot and/or making a good go of things, will tell you it’s often what you cut out of your life, not what you add to it, that puts you on the path to happiness.

Our names are Brent and Claire Ruru (The Rurus’) and we are an ordinary couple of middle-aged Kiwi’s from New Zealand (to the right of Australia in the Pacific).

It was when we walked 360+km from Istanbul to Gallipoli in Turkey (April 2011) that started an intentional shift to downsize our footprint, possessions and consumption.

To take up smarter T.I.M.E. habits pursuing more of what excites us.

For us, it’s mostly micro-adventures.

While our bodies still can, and before we truly do lose our marbles!

Might read a little ‘naffy’ however, it’s a sense of “meaningful excitement” that we believe everyone can engage with to reach some aspect of greater happiness.

Escaping the mundane clutter of suburbia and the daily life associated grinds.

To exist.

We post and share some of our micro-adventures at …


… to hopefully inspire you to also engage in and pursue more of what excites you.

Whatever your meaningful excitement may be.

While your bodies still can and before you too start losing your marbles!


There is no life rewind button.

Smiles – the Rurus’.