My life appears to be all sunshine, road trips, and adventure. That's partly true. What you might not realize is that we risked, actually we are still risking everything for this life! Stability, security, and a safety net are on the line and we are really feeling it now more than ever. I have the ability to make the ordinary seem magical when i write. I also know how to put on show and give you what you want to see.... the things that make you feel bubbly and help you forget the problems of the daily grind for a few minutes. This is not one of those posts. This is a real, raw, honest, and a legit look at chasing a dream even when you're scared.
I've written many times about Justin's debilitating auto immune disorder, and that is actually what gave us the courage to chase a far fetched dream! It gave us the courage to embrace our fear, let go of societies expectations, and do something outrageous. I can tell you now, before i share the difficulties, that i wont ever regret this choice. It is something that I'm really proud of.
We put our home on the market in October, we bought our RV in November, and we moved in full time in April. Our house still hasn't sold. Our brand new RV needed repairs and alterations. It was in the shop from December to March. When Justins condition worsened we were slammed by medical bills. This is all so terrifying! We planned for a rainy day, but rather than continuing to comfortably get by in the American dream life that left us stressed, in debt, and overwhelmed.... we poured that into this new dream! We risked it all, because deep down we know that time is precious and dreams are worth chasing. We are learning to live in 400 sq ft, verses 2200! That alone comes with it's own set of challenges. There are days when we think to ourselves, are we completely crazy?
The good that has come from this insane act of courage, outweighs the stress and fear of the future tenfold. I started a business! I also started this blog/website and started writing again. We spend less time cleaning a home, and more time living. Every bit of extra money goes toward our next roadtrip rather than new furniture or an appliance. Its so freeing! Its also still so terrifying because we arent where we hope to be yet. I believe that we will be though, just exactly when we're suppose to be. I can't wait to write about it. Right now, ill keep dreaming about it.... and dream chasing. Risks are worth taking. Do it afraid!