Good morning, good afternoon, good evening everyone! Wherever you are, whenever you got here, thank you for coming! Gina and I are very excited to share with you our plans for the next chapter in our lives. As some of you may have already known, Gina and I bought a Class A RV back in May of this year. If you don’t know what a Class A RV is, it’s pretty much a huge luxurious dinosaur bus. We have a 2008 Tiffin Allegro, and we practically stole it from Burlington RV because the price was so right. For the last month and a half, our good friend’s Paul and Laura had been letting us park it on their land (Thank you so much!). Recently, we moved our new home out to Burlington, WI (Thank you Chris and Mark!)… And yes, I did say “our new home”. We moved into the RV full time! Well, almost full time. We’ve been staying at my mom’s house for the past few days while we work out all the kinks on the RV. And by kinks, I mean figuring out how the hell to work the dang thing! We recently conquered the power situation (we kept missing the super secret button) and now we are working on the water situation (again, we are amateurs and are just trying to figure out the basics yet!) But let me tell you what. I never thought I’d be so excited to live in a trailer.
This post is more than just telling you we moved, though. We moved into an RV, and we are moving on. Three days ago, Gina put in her notice at her job, the Blood Centers of Wisconsin. Two days ago, I submitted my resignation to the Chief of Police at the police department I’ve worked at for the past 3 years. In fact, my three year anniversary will be on my last day of work, August 1st.
I can imagine what some of you may be thinking. Okay, cool. So you quit your jobs and are living in a trailer. Sounds like a real successful life change…not. Oh, but it is. About mid-August, Gina and I will be embarking on a travel journey throughout the United States with our dogs and cats! No, really. I’m serious. We plan to see all that the states have to offer (monuments, hiking trails, natural wonders, historical sites, HAUNTED LOCATIONS :)etc) while volunteering for different organizations and surviving on freelance writing, working in exchange for RV hook ups, and other odd jobs along the way. We will be back whenever the wind returns us.
So this is it. We’re doing it. We’re diving in head first, unsure what really comes next, and we’re hoping to land softly in a puddle of happiness and success. It’ll be a long road (literally and figuratively), it’ll test our patience, our characters, and our bank accounts, but we aren’t planning on giving up. We are both beyond excited for the new adventure, and we are as prepared as anyone could be in this situation (so not a whole lot lol). But I will leave you all with this one thought…Don’t keep waiting until you are ready. Don’t keep waiting for the money to come, don’t keep waiting for the stars to align, don’t keep waiting to pursue your dreams or you will never live up to your true potential. The secret to being ready is knowing you can never truly be ready. You just have to jump.
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