I am in… and I am out.

Well, It’s officially official. I am OUT of my own home, and living the vagabond life in this new RV I have purchased.

Lord help me.

The featured photo (above) is me taking a photo of my beloved Mazda Mx-3 being driven away by its new owners. I get a little attached to my cars. So, this was pretty upsetting, but I lived.

Additionally, it is a strange thing to see others living and sleeping in my own home I have lived in for the last 11 years. It’s strange and not strange at the same time, – the strangest part potentially being the inability to explain why it’s not that strange.

I have adjusted remarkably well, I think, considering all of the other recent developments that have happened in my life.

I don’t think that the title of my new RV could have been much more appropriate when I purchased a “CROSSROADS Slingshot’.

I have been getting together with old friends and longtime people/clients I know from Watercolor, and it has been really fun and enjoyable to see them and to say goodbye for the last time in a long time! Bud and Alley’s in Seaside seems to be a good gathering place lately.

The biggest things to adjust to? Well, luckily, I am really getting weaned into it slowly, this living in my own driveway using power and water hookups. I think slamming into it full time

I think slamming into it full time without a break in period would have been much more difficult. I think the hardest part will be not having my own WIFI.

Also, having to conserve power as much as I will be doing once I am ‘off the grid’. Those are going to be the most challenging/life changing things about this. We will see in future posts how all of that changes.

Trixie and Gizmo are not complaining. They get more walks already than they are used to!

I knew this would be the case.

I took Trixie off the leash today in Pt. Washington forest, and was pleasantly surprised to see that she DID stay with me and keeps beside or behind me for the most part. This was a nice surprise.

I always thought she would take off and never return! Trip off leash

Spring flower on the trailOne of my favorite parts of the trail

The trails today were beautiful, I will somewhat miss this place. I can always return.

I still have to get more things (never-ending it seems) done before I can make the real ‘launch’. Get my camper top installed on my new ride, caulk the seams of the RV, test my new portable generator, take a test trip or two, install my Fantastic Fan, and more!

Get my camper top installed on my new ride, caulk the seams of the RV, test my new generator, take a test trip or two, install my Fantastic Fan, and more!

I am aiming for no longer than two weeks from now!

I have another engagement to go to tonight, so I must make this one short. I have been pleasantly surprised at the love from the folks I know who want to see me before I go, and everyone seems very interested in what is yet to come, myself included! I look forward to sharing with you, and thank you for following me- comment about anything you want to below, I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to sharing with you, and thank you for following me-

Kelly, Trixie and Gizmo

 


2 thoughts on “I am in… and I am out.

  1. I look forward to traveling with you through what you decide to share with us here. I love that even living in our world today with microwaves and restaurants on every corner, phones that we never leave behind and being in touch with the world at the click of a mouse, there are still many of us who have adventurous spirits; being drawn to explore, not only the terrain, but our own soul along the way. Make wonderful memories, new friend!

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I really do want to live ‘differently’ than the social norm. I may not get super far from it, but just living in a ‘tiny home’ and selling most of my possessions is a start! You write quite well I must say! Thank you for following along my simple and humble journey- I look forward to reading your comments about what I share!

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