You would think that moving into a small, simple space would bring about relief. That it would take away the stress of things and feel like a vacation.
I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said I was always 100% of the time 100% gung-ho about living in a camper again.
True, we’ve done it before, we know that we will be able to handle it. But after actually having a home now (instead of just an apartment and a horrible rental like we had before the last time) I can say that I’m going to miss certain things.
Even though we have an rv to call our own and a place that we own to still be able to lay our heads, taking away the security of your permanent house is like taking away a security blanket from a child. There really isn’t a need for the blanket but it’s just there…for you to feel secure.
One of the hardest things for me to give up right now is our land. I know that we are doing all of this to be able to have more land someday but knowing that I don’t have my big open field behind my house is going to be hard. And then there is the garden. Oh my beautiful garden! We worked so hard at getting rid of all your rocks and babying the soil until it was finally good enough to grow something other than a weed…and I’m leaving you behind. So what is making me feel better about all of this? About leaving all we’ve known for the past 4 years behind and moving on to a totally new adventure?
I’m excited about living a simpler lifestyle. Not constantly fixing whatever happens to be wrong with the house this week.
I’m excited about being able to pay off debt and leave the stress that comes along with it behind when the loans are gone.
I’m excited about my future dream house and knowing that if things go as planned we will be able to have it someday, and not the debt that it would normally come with.
I’m excited about container gardening and making the most of buckets and all kinds of other gadgets I’ve thought up in my mind that will work for a cute travelling garden.
I’m excited to move on, to have a clean slate. We’ve had a rough last year that has left us with some horrible memories and events and we are ready to look forward to the future with hope.
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