After two years of agonizing over what to do with the next stage of my life, I wonder why I didn’t see this choice all along? Why was it so hard for me to come to this conclusion? Maybe taking the long way around is what allowed me to see how perfect the decision is. Was crossing off the half dozen other ideas first what I needed to do? I don’t know. I’m just happy I’m here and I’m finally at peace with my choice.
What is this decision, you might ask? To live full time as an adventurer, travel photographer, writer, and artist; full time in a travel trailer experiencing the people, culture, landmarks, and hidden gems of North America. To sell all the possessions holding me back and to live my life in a tiny 17’ glass egg.
The long way around.
In 2013 I began asking myself what I should do with the next chapter of my life. I spent months researching careers. Photography is my passion, but the income can be sporadic. Looking back, I know my research ultimately came from a place of fear and worry that the bills wouldn’t get paid. Two years is a long time to flounder, but I fell into analysis paralysis. I had boxed myself into a system that required paying a mortgage, high utilities, insurance… you know the drill. I had chosen this way of life when my kids were young because I wanted to “provide” for them and give them the security of a nice neighborhood and house to come home to. But now, as an empty-nester, I have more choices.
And that brings me to “the decision”. Perhaps it was worth going the long way around because the peace of mind I feel now is wonderful. I know that I’m doing the right thing.
I’ve set up this blog for family, friends, others that might be interested in this way of life. All the nitty gritty details about my new adventure can be found in the tabs at the top under “The Crew, The Egg, The Why… etc” Please subscribe and leave comments. It’ll be great to know I have friends keeping me company along the way.