Why did we do it?
Why did we sell our belongings, pack up our kids, leave our beautiful house and careers?
Why did we choose to let it all go to become what is technically defined as homeless?
A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation. [Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C., 254b)]
Did we fall into the fantasy of #vanlife? Were we swayed by the staged photos of Instagram? The clips of YouTubers showing the highlight reel of life on the road? Why would two rationale people in their mid-30’s, with children, decide to uproot and take on a nomadic life style?
These are questions we get asked. The answers are both simple and complicated, much like people. These next few blog entries will be more journal than blog as I intend to reflect over and dig a little deeper into some of these topics. Stay tuned!