Well, here we are. At the six month milestone. It’s a bittersweet one, that is for sure. The sadness of our journey coming to a halt (for the time being) is intense. There have been times we look at each other knowing we will soon be thrusted back into the “real world” and I can’t say we are ready. On the flip side, we are so very excited to see our friends and family. I’ve already met with my Tuesday run group and was overwhelmed with excitement along with a very warm welcome.
As many of you already know, we extended the lease on our house so therefore, we really don’t have anywhere to come “home” to. Fortunately, we already have a home, just no where to park it.
About a month ago we realized we were nearing our arrival date back to Austin and we started to panic. We looked at a few different RV parks around town but they were all far from the city, and somewhat booked. We had considered buying some land and parking the Airstream on the land, but good golly, things are EXPENSIVE in dear ol’ Austin.
We’d always heard that the RV park downtown doesn’t take new monthly rentals, but by the grace of God we were able to squeeze in. I won’t go into too much detail, but we have to be on our best behavior or I think we will find ourselves without a parking spot in the coming days.
As shocking as it might be, I have commitment issues. I don’t like committing to “locations” for long periods of time. This can be exhibited by looking at how often we move or acquire a new property. I guess you could say I get antsy.
For the first time, maybe ever, I have finally felt a sense of calm. The decision to travel full time isn’t one I second guess or spend sleepless nights examining all of the things that could go wrong. Because, the last month has encompassed many sleepless nights as we started to examine how we were going to live our life “back home”.
We’ve been INCREDIBLY grateful for the last six months. And let me tell you, I count our lucky stars every single day. Our support system has been even more fantastic and the people we have met on the road have been just a delight.
If I can toot our own horn for a second, we have had FOUR couples reach out to let us know we have inspired them to make a life change. A seriously awesome life change. Such as hitting the road full time. And that right there is reason enough to keep on keepin’ on.
We do have some exciting plans for the future, we just really have to put our heads down, work hard, and make sure we don’t get distracted. Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I am, um, quite scattered brained.
In the coming days, since we won’t be traveling to new exciting places extensively, I am going to try to cover a variety of topics that hopefully keep our blog fun and full of new information.
Also, I know some are interested to know how my first day back in the “real world” went, and I can say that I made it through.