Sunday, August 03, 2014
It is so hard to continue to go to work everyday knowing the life we want to live isn't exactly what it is now. We want to live one that is more on our terms. We always do have fun and make the most of what we have, but we desire more freedom. To cut our living expenses down is key to being able to bring things to a manageable level for us. When you are able to look for a job and not have the stress of needing the pay to be a certain amount but knowing that you can take a job that will make you happy and being confident that the paycheck you bring home will actually cover your expenses. Now, that is security!
I'm not sure about you but I've watched those tv shows like Cedar Cove or Haven (well, not Haven so much if you have actually WATCHED that show! LOL) but shows with beautiful landscapes and thought to myself... "now, I'd really like to LIVE in a place like that!" Well, with RV Living, I might just be able to! I can then relocate and move to another gorgeous place and try that out. How cool is that? That's part of the dream. To experience an area, really experience it. Live and work in it, meet the people, KNOW it! That's part of the dream.
Since we've lost a considerable amount of weight, we've both become more active. We used to just sit in front of the tv and not move... EVER! Well, now that we are more active, we'd like to take that and BE more active out in the world. That's where the blog comes in. The direction I want to take the blog is to go into these communities and then write about our experiences... write about their hiking trails, their biking trails... the farmers markets (that'll keep us healthy) and any other healthy type of thing I can think of.
My son was involved with local theater and that gave me a love for local talent and I'd like to explore local talent wherever I am, so I'd like to check out local theaters, free concerts, festivals and things like that.
We live in a town with the most amazing library. Actually two. A wonderful Children's library and an Adult one with some amazing programs like Author lecture series and just some amazing things they offer the community for free. We'd like to explore other libraries in the country to see what they offer their community. My husband reads books constantly and will possibly give a review or two of books.
We are nerds and geeks and if there are science conventions out there or something like that, we'd find them and go to them as well.
I love photography and day trips to things that even the locals never seem to know about, so I tend to find those types of things to do.
We don't drink and we would be living frugally, so we probably won't be reviewing bars and restaurants that much... although Ivan does love coffee and I love Chai, so that may be on the agenda from time to time.
I'm looking forward to the kind of website/blog we'd be writing and the kind of life and explorations we'd be making! Do you see now why it's so hard to go to work every day???