Very Good Advice

I give myself very good advice 
But I very seldom follow it 
That explains the trouble that I’m always in 

–Alice in Wonderland

Just a few days ago, I wrote this.

For the record, I’m famously indecisive. Some might even use the word “flaky” or “wishy washy.” I’m aware of that personality flaw. I acknowledge it. I accept it. Also, for the record, this is not one of those times. 😀

The dream to be a full time rv family has been something we’ve been dreaming of for years, and more so recently. We walked through travel trailers. We’ve been working our way towards achieving that dream. Drawing up plans and all that stuff. This has been a good 6 months of focused dreaming. We knew that actually achieving it would take a lot of work, sacrifice, and a good few years to get financially ready.


That’s not to say that while we were dreaming, we weren’t having a few…doubts. But each doubt, Zack and I could meet with compromise. Finally, those doubts added up, and then tonight, I read something in a facebook group (I’m not going into details to protect privacy and all), and I realized…

This isn’t what we need. Not right now. Not in this season of our lives.

Do we still want to travel? More than ever. I have this insatiable need to see different places. And with a little hard work, we can still achieve the goal of travel on a regular basis…while staying where we are.

See, we moved last weekend. And God put us right where we needed to be to realize what we needed in our life right now. (He’s pretty clever that way.)

“Find a compromise.” —My 3rd suggestion in the post “Embracing Your Nomadic Soul”

So, I’m taking my own advice. Which, honestly, never happens. We’re going to fine tune a compromise…a way to appease our gypsy souls (because they are there, and I embrace that quirk about ourselves) while making the right choice for our family. Stay tuned for more of that.

My blog will still be full of great tips on our version of minimalism. Small space living. Eclectic homeschool. And of course, travel. The only thing that is changing is our “big goal.” We are forging our own path in life, and sometimes, you have to change the way it’s going.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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