The Perfect Storm

I am one part of a family of four. Wife and mother in only a few years, I sometimes wonder where the old me went, if she ever really existed, or if she is just hibernating, waiting for a time to wake from deep slumber.

My family is beautiful, and I am thankful everyday for my blessings, but there are moments when I yearn for the freedom to throw a bag in my car, have my dog ride co-pilot, and explore and play in this beautiful country of ours.

So here is what I am thankful of for now….

We have found ourselves at a crossroads with nothing but freedom at our fingertips.

Here is how it unfolded… My husband now works completely for himself and can work from anywhere.  I am now devoting 100% of my time to raising our two children who are too young to be in school and other activities.

Several months ago, my husband and I commented on how we were free to go anywhere we wanted. Spurred by this sense of freedom, we decided to stop talking about being free and actually live free. Hence the addition of our newest and biggest toy, the Cirrus 26 foot travel trailer… our new home on wheels.

Two adults traveling the country in this vehicle is not considered a big deal. Two adults, two babies and one old basset hound and you might be called crazy – I know I was. Starting April 30th, 2011 we will be giving up the comfort of our home and community, most of our material possessions, and our Colorado address to explore our country indefinitely. While I look forward to creating memories with my husband and children, I am most excited about reclaiming the woman I was and combining her with the woman I am now.

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” -Carson McCullers

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