Chip Martens — Hello World

This is a website based on my personal journey to lead a simple life, focused on the essentials.

For most of my life I chose the same path many of us follow, seeking fulfillment through success and material pleasures. As far back as I remember I was constantly chasing the new and exciting, never truly satisfied with who I was or what I had.

Over the past few years I’ve been on a journey to lead a simple, more mindful life. On this journey, I was encouraged to look back on my early years and see if there was anything that brought me joy back then, that I could rekindle as an adult; the bicycle was that thing.

In an effort to organize my thoughts and experiences, successes and failures, into one place, I’ve setup this blog.


I’m not a writer and I don’t pretend that I am one. My grammar is poor, I rely on spell check and I often catch myself rambling on. I will try my best to reduce my thoughts clearly and concisely as possible.

As I’ve found from personal experience, what works for me won’t work for everyone and that’s OK, but hopefully I can be an encouragement to those seeking to live a more intentional life.