Hey guys! Mikey Here.
I have been working my butt off getting our little family ready for our van adventure. Who knew there was so much that goes into downvsizing your life. Shouldn't simplifying be simple! :)
There is so much that goes into down sizing that you probably didn't realize. I know I didn't until I started to do it. First of all, there is the van itself. A lot of my free, well pretty much all of it is spent working on getting that guy family friendly, and comfortable!! Things like painting, flooring, seating, engine maintenance, counter tops, upholstery, sink, burner, propane, generator maintenance, plumbing... and the list goes on and on. But wait there is more, there is getting rid and selling all the stuff we have unconsciously accumulated over the last 4 years of marriage. That is not a small feat. Also, there is the need for medical coverage while traveling with a toddler and getting finances squared away. I think you are starting to get the idea.
I have never wanted something so bad in my life, and never had to work for something so hard before. It may sound silly to some but it is my reality. My number one goal with this trip is to inspire others to get out of the office, out of the movie theaters and into nature! Nature is God's antidepressant, it has a way of reflecting what is in the soul of man. If you have big goals and big dreams, get after it! It may be the hardest thing you ever try to do, but damn it, it will be worth it I can promise you. Don't know what your goals are and feeling a lack of direction. Get outside, in nature and connect with the big picture. You won't find your passion behind a screen, you may find inspiration, but passion comes from doing! Do the thing and get the power. When it gets tough just know that there is one other crazy guy with his little family trying to make something really special happen in his life. :)