New Beginnings.. off the treadmill ..into the great unknown

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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11 thoughts on “New Beginnings.. off the treadmill ..into the great unknown

  1. I am totally impressed, inspired and just damn proud of you! What a great adventure you have settled into. I want to subscribe, if you ste doig that. Happy travels!

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  2. Dear Nomad (Linda) seems like yesterday when you were here with your children swimming….A lot had transpired since then..The pool has been filled in and those memories long gone. The world has gotten to be very bitter and folks think they are entitled to everything..No one really wants bc to work anymore!!! I applaud your determination and plain “guts” to pull away from the reckless world.Good luck and may God Bless you..maybe someday we’ll meet again my friend…..Patty

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  3. Dear Linda, I so enjoyed your blog this is something I have always wanted to do. I will follow you and live and travel through you I feel like you have sparked my life again. In my younger days, i was very active. Now I can hardly walk. If you are ever going through Idaho Falls Idaho send me a message you are more than welcome to stay here a few days. I have a lot of parking. I wish you all the luck and safety God can provide for you. I have been working on a small slide in camper that goes in a truck. It should be ready this summer I hope I will be able to get in and out of it. It is like a doll house.
    Take care of yourself and have fun. a hop to be-friend Denice

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    1. Hi Denice, thank you so much for taking the the time to write me your thoughts and for the wonderful invitation! I just may take you up on that one day! It would be wonderful to meet you.. messages like yours keep me keepin on and the very best part of this ‘new beginnings’.. opportunities that money just can’t buy!☀️💛

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  4. Hello Linda (neighbour!) It’s great to find your blog and Ill enjoy following along. Good on you; you’re awesome and brave and fun. It’s wonderful you’re sharing your journey. So many will benefit 🙂 Keep writing!
    Kit and Pips XO

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  5. I have just found you and will be following along on your adventures. I am still homebound for another 8 years until my last child flies the coop but you are living my dream as well. I hope Bob or someone will still have RTRs when I can finally go because there are many of you I would like to meet in person.

    Until then, I guess I will just take my boys on as many road trips as we can manage with a minivan and a tent. We are Canadian and if we stay up here it will pretty much be limited to summers due to weather anyways. I do have a sister who lives in TN so I want to head down there sometime though.

    Keep on sharing. All the best!

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