Well, we did it! The day our family thought would never get here, finally arrived! We finished selling off what was left of our belongings in yet another huge yardsale just the day before, said our goodbyes to friends and family and on a perfect Sunday afternoon in late August we watched the only place on earth we’ve ever known to be home fade away into our rearview mirror.
We left everything familiar and comfortable behind, to head out on a brand new journey in which little is sure, except that we are together and our hearts are wide open!
Our life literally changed overnight. I knew that it would, except that there was no way of understanding how much this would truly be the reality until we….well, until we did it!
Not that we are the first to ever make an extreme change like this, yet still I sort of feel like a pioneer of sorts, forging our way through an unchartered and unfamiliar way of life.
Or maybe it isn’t unfamiliar and we aren’t really pioneers at all except to the culture of today. In any case, it’s as if the four of us have gone back in time a bit and reclaimed so much of the good that has been lost for our very own again.
For that, I am grateful.
It’s been 10 days since we said “hello” to our new life and to be honest, I haven’t written sooner simply because I’m finding it a bit overwhelming to try to put into words all that we’ve experienced over the past week and a half. I’m really not sure it is possible, so for this post at least, I’m not going to try.
I will let just a few of the snapshots of our first week say what I cannot express.
I hope you enjoy them! I will be writing much more in the days to come but lately I’ve honestly just been intentionally slowing down and taking it all in – adjusting, making a new home, and getting the kids started back to school.
These pictures are all so carefree and beautiful, but don’t think it’s all fun and games…as we have already discovered, there will be more than our fair share of hilarious stories to tell….especially since tomorrow I get a lesson on how to empty out the black tank (sewage) from our little home on wheels. I’ll let ya know how that one goes! 😉
If there’s one thing this life is already teaching me, we are all capable of being WAY stronger and daring than we ever dared to believe we could be.
Here’s to the first leg of
pioneering reclaiming a much lighter kind of life!