Big Dreams & Brave Enough - The Road to Selling Everything We Own to Travel the Country
We've talked about a lot of things over the last year. What are we going to do? How are we going to do it?
Do we move? Do we stay here?
Where would we go? How would we get there?
We've talked about it at length with each other. A lot of discussion and debate. I've been trying to remember when I first brought up the subject.
It's my dream, I know I brought it up.
From somewhere deep down in my soul the road has been calling me.
Several years ago during a job interview I was asked to describe my dream job. I began describing how I would love to travel the country and photograph it along the way. At the time, I had no idea how I was going to make that happen nor did they expect me to answer that. They probably didn't believe me but appreciated my honesty.
Several years later, here we are, discussing how we could make it work.
I think we've almost figured it out. (More on that later)
The funny thing is, we talked about it to each other a lot...but didn't really say much to other people. We started by telling our family and our closest friends.
If it's a lifestyle that you have never wanted, it doesn't always make sense to other people. I was told that I was a "big dreamer" and that there was adventure in me.
Let's just get this out in the open. I am a Pisces. I am definitely a dreamer.
The more people we have told about it, some had heard it from others, we get mostly one of two reactions: "Did I hear you are leaving? You want to live in an RV?"
"Wow, you're brave!" or "I'd love to do that"
I never really considered we were brave. Hmmm. Brave?!? Brave is running into a burning building, brave is sticking up for yourself when you know you have everything to lose, brave is being a police officer and putting your life on the line every single day.
Maybe I'm just brave...enough, courageous enough to finally say...there has to be more to life than this. Brave enough to choose an uncommon path of life, the fork in the road that takes me where this burning desire in the bottom of my stomach has been pulling me far too long.
What is it like to follow a dream?
I want to find out.
As I get to the end of this post, I have a flashback of a conversation that I had with my husband one day that helped catapult our decision to start this journey. I said, "My Grandma had Alzheimers, my Aunt died suddenly at a young age, my Uncle is fighting for his life from his battle with cancer, my Mom just had breast cancer, my Dad has heart disease; genetics are not in my favor. I want to do this NOW."
I already know what it is like not being happy working for someone else, sacrificing time with your family for someone else's profits, being under appreciated and over worked.
That path broke my soul.
I'm ready to forge a new path. I'm ready for new adventures, for exploring God's earth, to seek beauty in the magnificent and in the mundane, camera in hand one click at a time.
If you've made it this far in the post, thank you. We'd love to share our adventure with you, please bookmark this page and check back in on us.
One more request...please keep us in your prayers.