Changes: An Announcement
There’s no great way to say this so I’ll just spit it out: After much deliberation Kelly and I have decided we should part ways. We made this decision a couple of weeks ago and have taken some time to let it sink in. Long story short, we greatly enjoy each other’s company, but ultimately we have different visions of what our lives should look like long-term. So as much as it totally sucks to split up when things seem for the most part totally fine and good, we know that in the long run it will be best for both of us. This is a completely mutual, amicable, and supportive split, which is undoubtedly the best kind.
So this brings up an important question: What in the heck are you guys going to do? With the RV? With the travels? With your blog? Well… you may have gathered from numerous photos and blog posts, that this past year has been AMAZING and we have had a COMPLETE blast. Both of us are totally in love with the RV lifestyle. Travelling and working at the same time is a fantastic thing. The freedom, the independence, being able to experience nature outside of your doorstep, meeting great friends on the road, all of it. We both love full-time travelling, and we both intend to keep going, just separately.
Next steps: We thought about selling this RV and each getting our own smaller RVs, but in the end we have decided that I will keep our current RV and live in it solo, and Kelly will get a new rig. Since we already made a lot of repairs to this one, I already know its strengths and weaknesses. It seems silly to introduce a whole new RV to the mix if we don’t need to. Yes, the Pace Arrow is a bit larger than I need, but I am already comfortable driving it and parking it so at least I have those skills in my metaphorical toolbox. Which reminds me, one thing I need to get: An actual toolbox. No more relying on Kelly to fix stuff around here! Kelly is now looking for his new RV – something similar to what we have now, but sized for one person. He will be better suited to fixing additional maintenance problems that will inevitably come from buying another 1990s era RV, and he is up to the task. Brave man!
We will be heading towards the L.A. area where there seems to be a good amount of cheaper/used RVs that might fit the bill. Of course, the logistics here are tricky, but we’ve decided once Kelly has his new RV we will post up for a week together and do the move. Then we intend to caravan together for a while, maybe a month or two, to make sure we are both comfortable and happy with the new changes. When it feels right, we will part ways. Like I said, we have virtually no hard feelings between the two of us, so we are totally fine with continuing to hang out and be here for each other while we adjust.
I intend to keep using this website to document my travels. I am going to have a lot to learn about being on the road by myself, and I am certain there are adventures in my future. I can’t wait to keep sharing them and am happy to continue to be a part of a community of full time travelers. That being said, all you solo female travelers out there (and heck, solo male travelers, too): Advice is welcome! I’m a little nervous about setting out on my own, but very excited. If Kelly decides to start his own website I will add his info here so you can follow him as well.
Thanks for keeping up with us this past year, and here’s to another great year ahead!