Disclaimer: Neither of us are tech savvy and we have never written a blog.
Ok, here we go!
Life was clipping along at its normal pace and there was nothing stirring any extreme change in our lives until one day someone introduced us to the idea of a skoolie. At first it seemed like such a crazy, far out idea, the kind you only dream of doing but “could never really happen”. The more we talked about it the more we realized we couldn’t shake the desire for this lifestyle of freedom. We loved it and wanted to make it a reality. We began to talk about it more seriously and started to pray about it and realized that even with serious, down to earth thinking we could totally do it! we realized there was no better time than now, we are young, mobile, have been wanting to travel anyways. If we don’t do it now we may never have the chance. So why not?! What do we really have to lose? Our big tv? Our comfy couches? Our yard? Our nice big kitchen? (All these things are material possessions that can easily be replaced or lived without) This brought on an epiphany. We realized how much time and money we spend on our possessions and how much THEY own US! How does it make any sense that the things that are supposed to make us “happy” are really the things that take what is most important to us, time. If you had all the time in the world would you rather spend it cutting your lawn, cleaning out the crawl space, painting the shed? Or would you rather spend it seeing new places, meeting interesting people, and exploring the world that God created for us, all while spending every second of it with the ones you love?! We chose the latter. We want to be free from our belongings. We realized by purging ourselves of all these unnecessary possessions and habits we will have more time for the things we truly value: God, family, our marriage, freedom, and adventure.
We are super excited to live in the bus and have a more simplified life! It occupies our thoughts regularly. Even now, we are trying to apply some of this new found simplicity to our daily grind.
Well I think that’s enough for our first post. Keep in mind this is our first time writing a blog post… ever! We are learning as we go 😉
Looking ahead: Our bus conversion is already underway and we will have lots of pictures and details on the process. One of us or the other will probably write future posts but we did this one together! Can’t wait to share our progress with you, and we would love to hear advice and input from anyone willing to share. Hope you will follow and learn with us!