Change Brings Opportunity

Change is never easy, even if it is something that you desire. It can be very scary venturing into the unknown, but it can also be extremely rewarding and bring about new opportunities you never could imagine. It can be the start of a whole new chapter in your life and if you never dare to try you never know what amazing adventures await you.

I don’t want to wake up in 10 years thinking about the things I wish I had done. I don’t want to wait until …I retire, I have more money, its the right time, etc… because that time may never come. Sometimes, you just have to take the plunge.

So , David and I have decided to do just that. Several weeks ago, we purchased a  4 x 4 Sprinter van and we have decided to take life on the road. We will both be leaving our current jobs and traveling across the USA and Canada. David will be working on building the van, full-time, over the next 2-3 months while I continue to work a little bit longer. Our plan, as of now, is to travel for at a least year. We want to explore the National Parks, State Parks, Forest Service, BLM land, cities and states and regions we have never seen. We want to visit with friends and family that we seldom get to spend time with. We want to train and race in places we have only seen in pictures. We want to meet new and interesting people along the way. And we want to do all of this while we can, while we are young and healthy and able. To say we are excited is an understatement.

First hole in roof Hole in roof for fan Maxxair fans in place

We have already started the build out with the installation of our roof fans. That was a bit nerve racking, cutting two big holes into the roof of a new van!! We have a lot of van projects ahead of us but we also have training and races to prepare for. Don’t worry, my training and racing posts wont disappear, that is still my passion and the reason I started this blog.

So, please follow along our journey, into a new chapter in our lives. I cant wait to share it with all of you.

 

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14 Comments on “Change Brings Opportunity

  1. Wow! Serious envy and enthusiasm. And now we must meet before you go! Such adventures — one can hardly imagine! Wishing you all the best.

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  2. Yes!!! Can’t wait to live through your adventures, and possibly follow your template someday! Have a blast! Glad you’re recording it all for posterity!!

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  3. Super exciting. We did a similar adventure via sailboat in 1997-1998 and hope to again for MUCH longer in the near future. GO, EXPERIENCE, DREAM, EXPLORE, LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, MEET LOCALS, RUN, BIKE, SWIM, BREATH and take it all in. Life is an adventure and we are only here for a very short time. ENJOY. LOVE and MANY HUGS, HUGS, HUGS, Your Buddy, Laura

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  4. What a dream come true! Congratulations!! Please stop and visit Josh and I if you make it to WI!!
    Safe travels,
    Rianna

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  5. WOW! I didn’t expect that one at all … Good for you! I’m very excited for you. Please let me know if you get down my way. Safe travels and lots of love your way.

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  6. Sounds great. If you get yo south Florida we would love to see you. My boss has one of these all tricked out and travels all the time. Enjoy and be safe. Diane and Rich

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