June 22, 2016
Letting go of those things that have given me a sense of security has not been easy. I would not have embarked on this adventure if my husband Dan had not fely the same calling.
A calling to step out of our comfort zone on an epic journey of letting go and letting God. Less of us and more of Him.
So we sold our house, our cars, and just about of everything else or we gave it away. After downsizing or purging all the things we spent the last 42 years acquiring, we moved into our fifth wheel, informed our family and our employers that we were retiring on June 30, 2016 and soon headed for the open road.
Yes that’s right, the open road. For how long, we don’t know…1 year, 2 years, 3 years….or more. Our goal is four years but it depends on a lot of things. We don’t even know if we will enjoy it or if we have enough money to support this type of lifestyle. I am sure it can probally get pretty lonely too. I wonder how we will deal with it?
I know some of you may think we are crazy and some of you may actually wish you had the nerve to do what we doing. I am not saying this is for everyone but I can tell you we have heard a still small voice prompting and lovingly wooing us to trust and obey. We are excited and we have butterflies.
This is the part where you might be a bit concerned that we are hearing voices. If I haven’t scared you off yet, I will explain more in my blog posts as it is reveled to me.
In my blog I am going to discuss how we made our financial and downsizing decisions and how we are adjusting to a new way of life…..on a budget.
Our transition plan from life as we know it today, includes walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile pilgrimage from France to Spain.
I invite you to follow along as I document our adventures, our challenges and what we learn along the way.
Our motto: Live life with no regrets, grateful, wild and free.
Oh and you maybe wondering why my I spelled grateful, grEAatful (www.livinggreatfulwildandfree.wordpress.com). Me too!