Before you can life a location independent lifestyle, you have to downsize your life.
When we made the decision to live in an RV and travel the United States, we knew what that would mean. Overall, we were choosing to live more simply and focus on experiences and people over things.
But before we could make it happen, we had some serious downsizing to do. My partner had household items she brought when she moved in with me, and I had accumulated my own when I first bought my apartment.
Together, we had enough stuff that filled an 800 square foot apartment as well as a garage I rented for the complex for ADDITIONAL storage.
Not only were we paying over $1,000 in rent for the apartment, we were paying for a garage to store more stuff we only occasionally used!
Starting a blog has exploded in recent years as one of the best ways to build an online business and make money online. And why not?
It’s no surprise that this business model has gained popularity over the years with bloggers like Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner pulling in $100K month-over-month. They even publicly share their successes to prove that it’s possible.
While bloggers often publish their successes online via income reports, it doesn’t always give you a clear picture of how much WORK is entailed in achieving this kind of success
Though I’m sure they would be the first to share that running a successful blog is a job.
Becca (left) and Sarah (right) purchasing their first RV
The Tiny Living and Minimalist Movements
Over the past few years, the tiny living and minimalist movement has gained traction. This also applies to those who live in their RV like myself. It still amazes me how many people act surprised at the notion that I live in an RV. The next question is almost always “What made you decide to do that?”
Today, there are millions of apps to download from mobile app stores. We have the world at our fingertips and an abundance of distractions to fill our time.
I remember when the first iPhone was released. I was so excited to discover applications that added even more functionality. I thought I was living in Star Trek.
Over the years, I’ve gone through many cycles of installing and deleting apps. I was overwhelmed and felt a conviction to delete things I wasn’t using. It’s especially convicting when you realize you’ve been scrolling through Instagram for HOURS. 😬
Applications exist to help you in your life, not consume it.