Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet, but we have kind of been in a bit of a holding pattern and there hasn’t been much RV life preparation to talk about. We have been in the rut of regular life where we go to work, come home, have dinner, go to bed, wash, rinse, repeat. I didn’t think I had anything to write about since nothing exciting is happening, but then I realized that even the ho-hum part of this journey is a part of this. So, where are we on this road?
Our current list of things going on include getting rid of my car and car payment, cleaning out and selling the house, finding jobs we can do remotely, buying the RV, and hitting the road. Big things. To say it is daunting is an understatement, but we are both up for the challenge. Let’s start with jobs since something kind of big has happened and it has come front and center.
In March of this year, I left my 23 year career as a veterinary technician. I had been dealing with the effects of compassion fatigue for quite some time (you know, like 10 years of it). Anyway, one day I just broke. I couldn’t do it anymore. Karl insisted I leave my job and he took care of us while I looked for a new career. Do you know how hard it is to find a new job when you have specialized in one thing for so long? It took 4 months for me to find a job. Finally, in June I got a part-time gig at the local library and it has been pretty great for my soul.
Karl didn’t complain once. He paid all of our bills and expenses and took care of me and our critters with a smile on his face while I figured out what to do with myself. Here’s the thing, though. He’s been pretty burnt out at his job in retail management for quite a while, too. I saw him going through all of the same things I had and that was rough. Well, a few weeks ago, there was a final straw. We aren’t going to go into specifics, but he decided it was time for him to move on and I support his decision 100%. This Friday is his last day. I am insisting that he does nothing but sleep and relax for a bit. He deserves it.
He will be looking for a new job that he will be able to do from the road. A question for any full time RVers out there: Where do you find these remote jobs!? Most of the things I see ads for just seem like scams or pyramid schemes. I can make and sell things on the road, but we also need regular income jobs. It is a great mystery that no other full-timers out there really talk about. It is like a secret society. Just let us know where to leave the blood sacrifice so we can work. Please and thank you.
So, that is what’s going on here for now. The job search is beginning. At some point in the next week, we will probably be getting rid of my car and the huge monthly payment that comes along with it. We have started getting the house cleaned out a little at a time, and as soon as we have jobs set in place, we will be selling it. The list of things to do might be daunting, but it is getting smaller.
We’re on our way!