Back in July, Matt and I came home from a road trip (my one wedding of 2020) and told the kids that we had decided to buy an RV and travel for a year…I’m pretty sure they thought we had lost it.
We are both turning 50 this year…so mid-life crisis maybe?
Who knows, but here we are, 6 months later and I’m writing this blog post from my office/daughters bedroom on our 39 ft RV.
We’ve been on the road since October and yes, I frequently ask myself, “what in the world did we do?” But then under the same breath, I say, “I’m so thankful to feel this free.”
2020 was not a year I would ever want to repeat. I’m a destination photographer and educator. I’ve been traveling almost weekly for 9 years but 2020 changed that all for me and to be honest, I’m really grateful for it.
It gave me a chance to slow down, to re-evaluate my business and my goals. It gave me time with my family and it also taught me to take chances, be brave and do something I’ve never done before.
Buying a RV and going on the road was just that.
I’m not by nature a homebody. I thrive on being around people, being busy, and traveling. Did I mention how much I love traveling? Because I do, like I really, really like to travel.
And it became apparent that 2021 (at least the beginning of it) was starting to look like 2020, so we decided, WHY NOT? Let’s just do it. My schedule is open, and we have nothing holding us back in Nashville. So, we sold everything that we could replace, put the rest in storage and hit the road.
Our goal? FREEDOM, FRIENDS and FAMILY.
Since October we have been traveling around seeing family and friends and it’s been so refreshing. In fact, right now (Jan 2021) we are parked across the street from my parents in FL because my uncle has a full hook-up on his property! Florida in the winter is just the best place to be ever!
I MEAN, HOW AMAZING IS THAT?
Also, we can go to Disney anytime we want. (shhh…don’t tell anyone but that’s the real reason I wanted to travel!)
Our plans are to hang around different parts of FL through the winter and then start heading out west in the spring and then to the northeast coast during the summer and then buy another house and settle back in Nashville in the fall.
We have no idea what is in store for us but we are ready for it.
Be sure to follow our adventures on my Instagram HERE.