As it gets closer and closer to the last (2) of our 5 kids graduating and finishing school my thoughts start to wander. I imagine what the next few years would be like still working a 9-5 and our kids still living with us and us basically carrying every one. I felt immediately irritated, lol! I have literally moved around in a circle to keep the kids in the same school and paid over the top rents just to do so. Not that I have regrets , I just felt like I do not need to do that anymore. They are graduating!!! Now I can plan something for me … for us! But just how was I going to do that?? I googled traveling, I googled, retirement (even though I am only 44), I googled being FREE?? Some interesting things came up but what caught my eye was a book on Amazon called ” How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom” I thought well that’s interesting. I wonder if we could live in a van or a motorhome?? Hmm, so I ordered the book!
I started reading it and as I am reading through this author’s very interesting thoughts I realize “I could live in a van!” This is exactly how I was feeling and related to what he was saying. As he writes of how he ended up living in a van, I think to myself, Why not? It was a very inspiring book for me and made me realize all of this time I have been living in this bubble that our society puts us in and makes me think this is what I am supposed to do. Well it definitely is not what I will be doing for the rest of my life. I decided right then and there I would start planning the next 2 years of how we would achieve financial freedom and along the way help our kidos plan their own strategy of moving out on their own. It wouldn’t be easy but it was a start!