My aunt once told me that the only constant thing in life is change. How true that statement is! Though I try to avoid change as much as possible, Todd and I have been talking a lot lately about what is important to us. We feel weighed down by our home and possessions and we have come to realize that home ownership is not that important to us.
While we were traveling one weekend talking about our dreams and what we enjoy doing together, I thought that everything I need in life is in the vehicle with me: my husband and our two dogs. We were traveling all over northeast Ohio to view the 18 covered bridges that are scattered throughout Ashtabula County. We were doing what we loved: traveling and exploring with our fur-babies. I mentioned to Todd how great it would be to do this more often: enjoying great views of landscapes around us as well as great conversation with one another. It dawned on me: we could do this all the time if we weren’t tied to our home and jobs!
I told Todd that we should purchase an RV and travel the United States. Go to one location and see all there is to see in that location for several months until we get sick of it and decide to move on, boondock, use solar panels for electricity, and camp out wherever we choose. Mind you, I have crazy ideas all the time, and Todd thought this was just another passing crazy idea. As the day went on and we kept discussing it (Todd was discussing it just to pacify me) he said, “You now have me wanting to do this!” As soon as we got home, we started looking at our options for RV’s
This may all seem far-fetched, and I will admit, it is! We decided a few years back that we want to live life now instead of wait until the typical retirement age to explore our surroundings. These plans to travel will not happen overnight. It may actually take 12-18 months to accomplish, but this is what we are working toward right now.
- Pay off the mortgage by October 2014
- Fix up the house to prepare to sell spring 2015
- Save up money to purchase a used Class A (a motor home that looks like a big bus)
- Sell all of our belongings
- Start our journey
If all else fails, we will have a paid off house that we can live in and continue to do what we have been doing for the past 7 years (working and trying to keep up).
What is a far-fetched “dream” you would like to make reality?
Are you taking any steps to make your dream a reality?