Saturday, May 7, 2016

Full Cirlce

I just want to get something straight. When I started this blog I had all the best intentions. I wanted to travel, sew and just love life. My now finance and I had bought an RV back in 2013 and I wanted to go on the road and share my love of sewing and crafting alongside our adventures to new and exciting places. Hence the Sew Nomadic name! Then for whatever reason we hit a wall. It turned out we just wanted out of New Jersey. We sold the RV and took off for Utah in a more conventional manner. Granted this was still a very extreme move. Quite the culture shock. The change was nice.
But the feeling never went away. That feeling of wanderlust. Wanting to be free, to travel and explore and see new things. To live life to its fullest. Every time I watch one of those movies, you know, like Wild or The Way or Into the Wild, I just want to sell everything quit my job and go. Maybe buying the RV was some desperate attempt at a hail Mary that we thought would save us. Were we crazy? stupid? irresponsible? Or brilliant? I could almost kick our past selves for not sticking with it because honestly it would have been great.

I always say to my mother there has to be another way. I don't want cookie cutter, I never did. I was never one that fit the mold and every time I find myself squeezing into it I lose a little more of myself. Why is it that life seems so scripted. You go to school, to get a good job, to get married, to get a house, to have babies and fall further and further into debt and self loathing. Maybe some people really love this kind of thing but none of that seems attractive to me. Life doesn't have to play out like that. And I understand that even if you do follow the more conventional path that your life wouldn't be bad its just not what I want. So this leads me back to the beginning.

We still talk about it constantly.

Here we are almost 4 years later and we are still talking about selling everything, buying an RV/camper and just taking off. Its what we wanted all along and it feels right in my bones. I can't get over just how logical this seems, for us anyway. So here's to a re-beginning. Our mulligan if you will. I would love it if you'd join me on this now familiar adventure just one more time. There's just one catch, no more script, no more tireless editing and no more BS. You're getting it all good, bad and ugly. Its going to be a blast!

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