On September 15, 2018 I left a life on the treadmill to pursue serenity and simplicity full time on the road into the great unknown. No more mortgage or rent payments for me. In the last 12 years I have spent close to $190,000 on rent payments. Just over it.. over living in an apartment with no one around but me, myself and I. Over renting a room with others abundance of ‘things’. Over needing to park on the street all the while pulling up to a 2 or 3 car garage too full to manage more than one vehicle. Over working a job alongside my business to make ends meet.
I am thankful for a roof over my head, the ability to work, the comfort of a bed. I am grateful for the journey to be able to say goodbye to the renting chapter and move on to a rent free chapter.
Over the course of the last 4 months I have lived as a nomad in my 2003 Acura TL. At first I was pursuing the purchase of a mini van. God saw differently when I physically went to purchase one I had previously looked at only to find out minutes before I got to the lot it was sold! I decided that it would be best to go on the road with what I was given. There is a sentimental journey that precedes my 15 year old home. My children learned to drive on it, I purchased it brand new as a single mom. I conducted business with it all these years. It is HOME!
The first 3.5 months were spent within a 200 mile radius of Lewisville, Texas while moving from show to show every Saturday- Say It Display ItDuring the week I would spend time at the office in one of 3 locations- McDonalds, nearby parks with beautiful scenery and lovely picnic tables or beautiful libraries. Walmart, Medical Centers and streets near apartment complexes are my favorite ‘calling it a night’ places.
On Christmas day I headed out to visit my son and family in CA. After a sweet visit I headed to Palm Springs and my first National Park of the new year- Joshua Tree. Stunning to say the least!
On January 4 the Women’s Rubber Tramp Rendevous kicked off in Bouse, Arizona with approximately 1000 women in attendance. It was five glorious days of learning tips and ideas from those already in the nomad lifestyle, and meeting a new tribe of friends from all over the country and Canada. The support, love and caring has made my heart very full. I conducted two mentoring sessions to show other women how I am living very comfortably in a car and provided tips and ideas to empower and encourage them more if they needed it.
The last two weeks I resided on BLM land with between 8-10,000 other gypsies, nomads living full or part time in everything from cars to class A’s. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. You can go to Cheap RV Living to read about the founder and organizer of this massive event that happens yearly in Quartzside, AZ. More to share later.
Today I have set up home on BLM land, alone but not lonely; for a few days, neighbors in the far distance, spending time in Serenity Sedan working, at the library working on my newsletter with Say It Display It®️ and applying for a seasonal job; maybe Utah or Washington.
Awe the sweetness of one day at a time. I ask God to slow up this train and lead me where He would have me go.
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