I’m at the beginning of what I call midlife trying to find my way through life. Ten years ago at the age of 40 I became a widow and my life has not been the same. I had never been through anything such as this before. 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 wonderful husband, Greg. By the end of the year, we had sold or given away all 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, crocheting, loom knitting, cross stitching, cooking and a good DIY project.
In 2018, after spending three years in an RV, we have decided to settle down again and move back into a site built home and restart our lives. We settled on the town of Clarksville, Tennessee as we both seem to love the area and compromised with choosing this town so we could be close to things that matter to us, but especially closer to family. So the RV is for sale and as soon as we can financially afford it we will be buying a house and settling down for the long haul. I’m ready for some stability in my life and my furbabies need a yard to run around in.
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.”