Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's Holding you back...


Hello my friends I am back to share a little about my so called Truths..
The class I am taking over at Beyond Layers has us looking  inside our self
and seeing if we are living our life to the fullest or are we holding ourselves back.




As I ponder this question I do believe I have held back in some aspects of my life.
I do wish I would have gone to school to be a Teacher.  I know I can still go back
to school and live out that dream, But I think God has another plan for me.




My whole life I always loved to travel.  When I was growing up my parents always
took us camping and I just thought life didn't get much better than that.
We didn't even have a tent.. My three sisters and I would sleep on lawn chairs under
the stars. And I will never forget those times.




Still today I enjoy camping. (As many of you know).  I guess you can say I have
a gypsy spirit and just love being out on the road.  My mom always teases me and
says "so where are you going next month?"



I had always said that when I got married it would have to be to a
guy who loves to travel and camp as much as I do.
 And thank goodness I did.. I think my hubby enjoys it just as
much if not more than I do.  It was meant to be.




So I'm going to share with you one of our truths.
When I tell you my truth you are probably going to think I am a little
bit crazy.  And you wouldn't be alone. Sometimes I think its a little bit crazy myself.
But in Less than a year from now my husband and I will be renting out our house
 and become full time RV'ers..  We have had this dream for over 10 years
and now it seems like this dream we have been talking about is just around the corner.




I am a little bit nervous, But sometimes you just have to let go of all the what if's and
 say what the heck, lets do this.  After all we have been talking about this dream forever.



Have you ever given it much thought?  Is there something holding
you back from your dreams?  What are your truths?


Hugs~

58 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Food for thought....

Your plans to rent your home and be full time RV'ers sounds wonderful. We have retired neighbours who spend as much time away as they do at home. Renting your house out would be a great way to have the security of someone looking after your place as well as some regular income to help with the bills.

Anesha said...

What an adventure!!! Hope that is will be all you wish for.

craftattack said...

Linda, your idea is great, and if it is your dream, go for it! Love the photos! Hugs, Valerie

Deb Hickman said...

Such a wonderful thing to do, you will have an amazing time, good luck with all the plans. Deb xx

Shahrul Niza said...

WOW!. It sounds so wonderful to be on the road all the time and be with your loving hubby and enjoying this adventure together!:). Inspiring. I'm happy for you, Linda!. Looking all all these beautiful photos I can't think about anything else but travel the world. I LOVE the rock formations of the American Southwest so much, I could almost smell the red earth of Moab :). TFS my friend.

Lynnda said...

Enjoying this adventure with you other half is the best anyone could ask for my friend!!!You're blessed...and Your I'm with you 100% ...it's such a wonderful thing to do...And I'm pretty sure you both would have an amazing time together...good luck with all the plans....Linda...Hugs...xoxo..i had a big smile reading your post...

Simone said...

Such a brilliant idea! Something I have often thought would be such a liberating experience, so excited for you. Now that you have friends all over the world I hope you decide to extend your trip to Australia and come visit!!!! Simone x

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely post this is ... And getting to live your dream is awesome ... you go girl! My truth? ... I'm so envious!! Haha

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful post and wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your thoughts and dream.

ain't for city gals said...

If not now when...good for you!

unikorna said...

wowww Linda what a great adventure!!! Me and my boyfriend we are also biggggg campers , we had a trailer that we used to drive it wherever we wished...at the seaside...in the mountains etc...I applaud your decision, you'll ahve so much fun and you'll have so many posts to share with us on your blog :). Kisses and don't let the non-believers discourage you.

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful photograph, admiring such views is giving much joy. I am greeting

Carol Blackburn said...

What a wonderful adventure you will have. I do hope you continue to blog and show us all the wonderful things you see. God bless you both!

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so glad for you, Linda! What an exciting adventure it will be!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good for you!!! That's wonderful!! I loveeeeeee the photos!!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh WOW Linda...How exciting to turn your dreams into an adventure!! I'm so pleased for you to be able to LIVE your DREAM!!...but I do hope you'll continue to blog? ;) ...x x


Michelle said...

What an exciting time in your life....I bet you can't wait to see what adventure is right around the corner. We lived in an RV for a year while we built our house here in NC. Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I actually missed it a little.

Oh...and I believe God is using you right now, right here to bless others and make their days brighter through your photos. I know it blesses me! :)

Susan said...

How exciting...and you can see that "dream" coming up soon. And your somewhere over the rainbow music is the perfect accompaniment. My dreams-I have trouble knowin what they are. I hope I'll figure it out sometime.

TexWisGirl said...

i am so glad you share this dream and are pursuing it together!

Terry said...

Fear! Fear holds me back from many dreams! Can you believe that? Now you know something about me that you did not! At least I have gotten on a plane twice this year!! Very baby steps! Love the pictures and your story! I am so happy that Bruce and you will be living your dream! How cool is that? Happy Weekend!

Gay Peplow said...

Well good for you my friend, if that is your dream you really should go for it:0) You only get one life!! hugs Gay x

Deanna said...

Oh what a wonderful plan...doing what you love, following your dream. Life doesn't get much better than that. My brother and his wife did something similar, sold their home and spent a year sailing. Went from the Texas coast to Aruba and everywhere in-between. They never regretted it. Blessings to you as you make this big step.

Katie said...

Congratulations! Good luck on your adventure, I'm so excited to see where it takes you!

Catherine said...

I love it that you are following your dreams Linda! And to have a friend/husband by your side as you follow that dream? Priceless!

So far, the thing that is holding me back from my dreams is my job - really. Gosh a person gets used to having money right? LOL!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend my friend!
xo Catherine

Sylvia said...

Hi Linda, What a lovely post. I kept coming back last night looking for the one that you deleted. So happy to have found this one. I don't think you are crazy, it is a wonderful positive thing to do. See the country and live each day on it's own. Although I really am not a traveler, definitely not a camper, I have thought it nice to sell everything and travel to each location that my husband works and just camp there with the kitties! There are a lot of opportunities out there in life, but you will never find them if you don't look. I think you have made a wonderful choice, my friend and wish all the best!

Lynn Richards said...

Linda,
RV'ing full time is NOT a crazy dream. How exciting that you will live your dream together!!!!!!!!!!
I for one, can't wait to see the photos from your adventures. So cool.
xo
lynn

Terra said...

I like your dream of being full time rv-ers, it is big and it is good. And renting out your house means you can return if you so choose. I will sign up to follow your blog so I can read about your adventures.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow Linda! I think this sounds exciting and it is very inspiring! Why not? Why not pursue what you love to do??? I don't think you are crazy at all. But you will have internet from time to time won't you? I would miss you if you didn't blog.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my,goodness Linda, this sounds absolutely wonderful!!
What an amazing adventure to look forward to, and I am so thrilled for you.
Sure hope that RV has Internet service, because I want to "come along" too!
You have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.
xo.

It's me said...

What a great adventure!!! go for it darling...Our Lord will go with you two....you are in good hands.....love love love always...Ria...xxx..

yyam said...

Oh wow! How cool that you guys are taking the plunge. It must be wonderful that your soul mate enjoys being on the road just like you...ahhhh...the adventures you will have! :)

Davi said...

Just love all the photos, so beautiful and its a little bit like getting to travel there too. OH my friend you are not crazy, I think your dream coming true is absolutely fabulous! That was my dream but sometimes life happens and things change so I will have to be content to go via your photos, so keep them coming :)

Tracy said...

What an amazing adventure you're about to undertake especially for someone with you eye for observation. I hope you intend to do some photo journaling of your travels cause the pictures couldn't be anything but breathtaking. I'm so happy for you and your hubby. What a blessing to be able to share this dream together. Hugs!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Impressive! What a great plan to do what you both love while still keeping your house. Win-win! Hope you will report back often on your adventures. :)

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

A lovely post! That red road is great! and the music....perfect : )

Becca said...

Oo, I love seeing your photos Linda. I know you are getting excited about being on the road full time! How awesome your dream is just around the corner! You will love it! I can now say that I am living my dream and I haven't looked back once!
Hugs...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Hope you have a great weekend!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh woooow, now that's what I call courage for adventure! Brave decision but I am sure you both will live it. Will you still have time and space for crafting and blogging? Enjoy the weekend!
Ps. Stunning photos! xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

First of all, it was nice having lunch with you yesterday, there is no reason why we can't do more of that.

Next, I am so EXCITED for you, as your dream life is getting closer and closer, I can only wish you all the best in your new phrase of life, and I know you will have no problem adjusting, remember, you are born to be a camper.

Beautiful post my friend!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Well, I'm so happy to get to know you better. I love the idea of RVing all over the place, but that's probably outside of my comfort zone. I hope you're still blogging when you start that adventure.

Terri Buster said...

Sounds like a super adventure!

Georgianna said...

Incredibly excited for you, Linda!!! I'm so glad you shared the news here. I think it's a brilliant plan!

Gay Peplow said...

Thank you for your visit Linda, so kind to leave such lovely comments!! I have been thinking about your big step and I have to say you're very brave to go after your dreams, it takes a lot of courage but just think of the fabulous times ahead LOL Hugs Gay x

Jane Wetzel said...

What a fabulous way to spend your life Linda :) Dont look back...Keep us posted and go for it! I am so happy for you!

Danelle said...

Wow! How exciting to be free to travel! Are those photos in Zion National Park? I was born near there and wondered as soon as I saw that red road.

Patrice said...

Gorgeous shots!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing photos, my friend! I felt like it's such a treat to visit your blog every time, Linda! HUGS!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow! To be free to live your dream! Womderful! Congratulations to you and your loving husband for being brave and true to yourselves!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Linda, you are not crazy to want to live your dream! I can totally relate to your travel bug. We've had two marvelous extended trips with our kids these past two summers, but we've realized that all of this has been just a tiny taste of what's out there. What we've seen just isn't nearly enough!! We've definitely both caught the travel bug and have fallen hard. We've already started talking about traveling the country when we retire, and all of our "someday" retirement talk lit a fire under my hubby and he spent quite a bit of time this past year crunching real numbers to figure out just how soon he could retire. Most of the folks we know just don't get it, but that's OK. We'll be as happy as clams out on the road--and I know that you and your hubby will, too. Wishing you ALL the BEST!!! And congrats for having the courage to live your dreams!!!! (BTW, LOVE your gorgeous photos!!)

Justine said...

I love your post, and your beautiful pictures

Lori said...

Being full time RVers sounds perfect for you! Such beautiful pictures...

Tricia said...

Oh Linda, that sounds absolutely wonderful! It makes me so happy when I see someone living their dream and not caring what anyone else thinks about it. Imagine all the amazing adventures you'll have and all the memories you'll be making along the way :)

Lynn Stevens said...

You Go girl. I think that is incredible that your doing what you love to do and with the Love of your life right beside you.

I so wish I could live my dreams unfortunately my hubby's health stands in our way to do much of any thing these days. Sometimes life gives you lemons and lemonade without sugar is a little bitter. LOL
Hugs Lynn

lauren bergold said...

oh how ♥AWESOME♥!!! good for you!!! even i--the most NON-camping person IN THE WORLD (ok, maybe ivana trump would be moreso, but it's a narrow margin!) am enchanted by the idea of just TAKING OFF and seeing what there is to see, having the incentive to keep moving and really experience this lovely country "at ground level" so to speak! cannot wait to hear about your adventures and see more of your amazing photos!!! happy travels, my friend!!! ♥♥♥

(ps: have you read the book "blue highways" by william least heat moon? (yes, that is his real name, he is native american!) it's from the late 80's or so, and thus maybe slightly dated now, but he had a sort of similar idea, and the same wanderlust and curiosity and "involvement" in the world around him as you do; and he wrote quite wonderfully about his experiences!!!) ♥

Katy Noelle said...

Such good thoughts! Actually, if you don't mind - instead of writing about it, here. I'm going to think about it, through my day. It's a pertinent question - thanks for asking! ;) =]

and, btw, WOW! Go live! =]

xxoo

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I think it's great that you are in tune with knowing that there is more to the plan. I feel the same way. It's almost like being a kid on Christmas Eve. Knowing that something great is about to happen- but you just don't know what it is yet. Isn't that wonderful that the Lord has blessed us with that gift from him?

Suzanne C said...

You and your hubby look like you are enjoying yourself and your trips we get to go along with via your photography!

LindaBrun said...

Great pictures and the class you are takings sounds like a very good one. I'm so happy that you and your hubby is following your dream. Can't wait to hear about all the adventure!