The sale of our house closed without a hitch last week. We are living in our motorhome and are now officially debt free. Oh, how good it feels to type these words!
I feel like there has been yet another shift in our reality. It’s the feeling of freedom, of knowing that we are untethered. The world has opened for us and new and exciting opportunities are arising.
We already have a new project. I’m not ready to divulge what it is yet online because we are still ironing out the wrinkles but I will say that is a big step towards enabling us to create the lifestyle we want, traveling for six months of every year and spending the other six months in BC. It is not going to be the laid back summer we had planned. There is a lot of unpaid work coming our way, but we are more than excited about it. I should be able to write more in a few weeks time.
Meanwhile our days seem to stretch out before us. We are working in our garden on my parent’s beautiful property where we will be based this summer. We are helping with yard work but instead of feeling like a chore there is a zen like quality to our actions. Mike commented to me that this is what it must feel like to be retired….retired people always have immaculate yards!
We have been playing with our children, having long conversations, going for walks and bike rides, foraging along the river for ripe, succulent saskatoon berries and filling our mouths, bellies, and freezer with their summer goodness. The boys have been playing lego, making mud pies, and free-ranging. You know its been a good day when their bathwater turns brown from the accumulation of the day’s adventures!
Life in the motorhome is sweet. I don’t feel cramped. There is no deprivation from going from a 2000 sq ft house to a house on wheels. Our lives have simplified. Mike and my clothes now take up two 10 inch closets and the boys now share three drawers but it is enough….I never wore half of my clothes anyways!
Everything feels good and perfect and right. I know that that can change at any moment but for now I am lounging in this happiness. I’m drinking in this feeling of freedom we have worked and dreamed of for so long.