Today – July 10th, 2016. Justin and I made a huge life changing decision, in about 30 minutes. It’s how we roll! But let me back up. I’ve been a mom more of my life than not. Last year we became empty nesters. There are lots of crazy emotions for moms probably more than dad’s during that time. This last year brought those emotions, but most were good. When I met Justin, I had a little one in tow. He embraced my toddler and raised her as his own. Never treating or loving her any different than our youngest daughter. So this was a time for us to do what most people do in the beginning of their marriage. Time alone. And lucky for me, time alone with my amazing husband was A-Ok with me. After about a year of empty nesting, one night, and I’m not even sure how the conversation came up really, there was a very long discussion about what the meaning of life is, and were we truly happy doing what we were doing, which is about what every other person does at our age. We get up at O’dark 30, do a full day of work and come home just before the sun sets, run around the house trying to do house chores, and then spend the weekends doing more house things, getting ready for the week to start again. I see office cubicles all day. He sees customers with broken forklifts. Day in and day out, for another 30-40 years? So we started our upward hill search to figuring out just how to have a rewarding and soul filling life, without being careless. Well … careless and taking chances are pretty much hand in hand. You have to take chances, good or bad, It’s what true fulfillment living is all about. Going to work and working for someone else, filling their pockets while they live the dream is not soul fulfilling. There is more to life than that. We’ve watched too many people get to the time in their life when they can retire and enjoy and then they physically can’t.
Today – July 10th, 2016 – we decided to sell our two homes, and liquidate what we can, and hit the road. Full time RVers. We hope to leave next Spring! I’m starting this journal so I can remember this next 6 months with specific dates on how fast (or not) we got everything done. It’s going to be one crazy 6 months! LETS ROLL!!!!!
I found this quote which really sums up our feelings at this moment:
“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, or in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. I hope that you feel things that you have never felt before. I hope that you meet people with a different point of view. I hope that you live a life that you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” Eric Roth
So we are finding our courage to start all over again!