One of the most difficult lessons that I’ve had to learn in embracing a nomadic lifestyle is trusting that things will work out. It’s difficult to take a leap not knowing knowing where you’ll land.
When I decided to embark on full time nomadism, I couldn’t have picked a worse economic time. I had a house to sell in a fallen market.. on the east coast of hurricane hit Florida, where insurance companies where pulling out left and right. I had my house up for sale the entire time Chris and I were on our initial 7 month trial run of living on the road full time in 2007. But I wasn’t aggressive in getting it sold, as it was a much needed safety net for me if nomadism didn’t work out.
But when we returned to Florida at the end of 2007, I was sure I wanted to sell the house and hit the road full time. I got much more aggressive, and we commissioned our Oliver Travel Trailer to be built to be our ideal home on wheels.
One year ago today we left Florida to start the journey northward to pick up our new Oliver.. leaving my house behind completely emptied out and unsold. I had everything handled so I could close remotely when and if a seller was found. I left my house dwelling life behind in the rear view mirror… with a pesky mortgage payment to still make.
But I knew it’s what I had to do, the road was calling me too strongly now. I had to follow my heart and move on with my life – bad real estate market or not.
A couple days later we arrived in St. Louis to Chris’ folks home – where we would handle the move between our old Tab trailer and into the new Oliver. The very first morning of waking up there, our first destination on our journey – my realtor called to tell me I had a cash offer on the house. While I took a huge loss, I closed 2 weeks later on the same day we picked up our Oliver.
How’s that for following your heart and trusting the logistics will work themselves out?