Why we decided to ditch our sticks and bricks and hit the road in an RV

Deciding to ditch our sticks and bricks and hit the road in our RV was easy for me. However, getting to this point took some time and a lot of personal work. For most of my life, I did what I was supposed to do- went to college, got married, bought a house, worked hard, had kids. You know, the American dream. But I was pretty miserable.

I lost my dad to cancer when I was 31, and my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer when I was 38. Fortunately, she survived her fight, but during her battle, I often thought about how I could lose both parents before I was forty.

This was a wake-up call.

I was not happy in my life, and I needed to change. So that’s what I did.

I jumped headfirst into figuring out who I wanted to be and what I wanted life to look like for myself. I read books, I went to seminars, I became a Tony Robbins fan, and slowly but surely (like, four years) my “new” life began to take shape.

A few months ago, while I was on a run, a strange but exciting idea popped into my head. What would it be like to ditch our sticks and bricks and live in our RV? Do people really do that? Could we? Wait, am I having a nervous breakdown? Maybe I’m not getting enough oxygen during this run.

As my formal self, I would have had all kinds of excuses why we wouldn’t be able to hit the road- bills to pay, mouths to feed, a job to go to. In fact, when people hear about us going, I am often met with this response.

These people haven’t done the work. Here’s a secret: You can do whatever you set your mind to.

As my new self, I sat with this idea and started to research and imagined what it would look, feel, and taste like to be on the road for a year with my family. It turns out, it looks, feels, and taste great to thousands of families already on the road.

Tim and I talked about it for a month or so, spoke to the kids to make sure it sounded sweet to them, did more research, joined the group Fulltime Families, and here we are.

We launch in January 2020, and I’m about to pee my pants. I’m so excited. Follow along with me if you are interested in this idea too. Over the next few months, I’ll be documenting all the things we are doing to prepare and then once we hit the road, you can read about that too.

Most importantly, if there is something in your life that you want to change, take action and do it. Don’t be afraid. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Reach out to me if you need help getting started.

Until next time,