Happy 2013 everyone! As you sit down with a hair o’ the dog and ponder all that you want to accomplish this year, remember that, like Dave Ramsey says, the only difference between a dream and a goal is a plan. So, what are your plans for 2013?
Six years ago today, our plan was to hit the road so that we could spend quality time with our Jerry as he battled cancer. Little did we know that our plan would blossom into a lifestyle, and we would discover that the wanderlust in our hearts could bring such happiness into our lives.
Our friend Ted Simon sums up our mind shift in his latest blog post:
I never cease to be amazed at the importance people attach to stuff. From my own experience I know that anyone who travels any distance in this world comes back much more secure in their own value, and much less interested in the trappings of a consumer society. — Ted Simon
The last six years of living like wandering hobos has taught us every day we step further away from our old lifestyle, we are pushed to expand our personal limits of coping with change as well as re-defining what we want out of life. In return, I believe we’ve become stronger, more open-minded and kinder human beings.
At first glance, it sounds like the same-old same-old, but when you uproot your home base every few weeks, there’s no such thing as a routine. And that’s exactly what we love about this lifestyle.
The false security of living a traditional lifestyle is long-gone for us; we’re ready to roll no matter where the universe takes us. Are you?