I’m at the beginning of what I call midlife trying to find my way through life. Back in 2008, I became a widow and my life changed in a way I never saw coming. I took several months to mourn before getting my life back together; although some days I still ask myself if I have things together or not.
In 2009, I completed my bachelors degree and moved from Tallahassee, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee. It was supposed to be a way to start my life over. My children had all completed high school and moved on with their lives and I felt the empty nest syndrome moving in rather quickly. I arrived in TN with nothing but my possessions and an apartment to move into. I had no job, no friends and no family. I either had to make it or go back with my tail tucked between my legs. I started a job in March and life continued to improve from there. I completed a masters program in 2012, bought my first house in 2013 and met the man who would become my husband.
In March 2014 I married my husband, Greg. By the end of the year, we had sold or given away all of our possessions and moved into a fifth-wheel RV as we prepared to embark on the biggest bucket list item of my life, full-time travel. Our first trip started in March 2015. Soon after we hit the road we acquired our first furbaby, Oscar, a milk chocolate colored short-haired male dachshund. Four months later we added a girl, Harley, to the mix, who is a dark chocolate, short-haired dachshund.
We both share the same love for fishing, hunting, bowling, traveling and reading. In addition, I enjoy sewing, using my Cricut, crocheting, loom knitting, cross stitching, cooking and a good DIY project.
In 2018, after spending three years in an RV, we decided to settle down again and move back into a site built home and restart/rebuild our lives. We settled on the town of Clarksville, Tennessee. In October 2018, we bought a site built house. We’ll see how long this last before we move back into the RV.
It didn’t take long before we were putting the site built house on the market. As a matter of fact it took less than a year. By August 2019 we were ready to sale, which luckily for us didn’t take very long as we closed on October 4th after getting a cash offer two days after we listed. We are back in the RV full-time, living tiny and loving it.
Our mission remains the same and that is to live a simple live while experiencing as much of life as we can. My philosophy is – “You only live once, so make the most of it while you can as you never know when today might be your last.”