Our adventures have just begun. The house is sold, we moved into “The Beast” (40 foot Dutchman Komfort 5th wheel), and have been working on projects in/on the Beast while visiting with family and friends. We’re going to try to share fun content from our travels, which shouldn’t be too difficult! What may be tougher is sharing the “real” moments…introverts like us find this challenging! Nevertheless, it’s important for us to be true to ourselves, family and friends, and we will try to avoid glossing over the difficult and uncomfortable moments in efforts to be genuine.
With that being said, packing and leaving our home of 13 years was terribly difficult. The memories created, improvements made, and neighbors/friends we love were hard to part with. Saying “goodbye” and “see ya later” caused emotions to swing back and forth several times a day for the last few weeks leading up to our departure. Once we actually pulled into Dutch Treat Campground (where we stayed for 10 days), that anxiety gave way to excitement about the local park, recreation opportunities at the campground, and seeing friends and family before we leave Michigan. Spending time with my sister and niece, parents, Ella’s friend, Ava, the Miedemas, the Berry family, several of my friends/co-workers and Jason’s co-workers has been a blessing we hadn’t initially planned on. Not only have they offered hugs, advice, and many laughs, they have offered verbal support. All of the “That sounds awesome,” “We’ll keep in touch via your blog/email,” “We wish we could do that too,” “I brought you wine/something I made/something for your camper,” sentiments, have helped us transition and reminded us that wherever our house may be, it’s only really truly a home when we share it with others. At the end of the day, we all get by with a little help from our friends.