Jul 16, 2010

Where the Heck Have I Been?

According to my StatCounter, there are still people that come to this blog. Considering I haven't posted anything relevant in months, I find that to be pretty darn cool.  The past few months have been a tad crazy, and I just wasn't comfortable writing about the goings-on in my life on the Internet until now.  So thank you to those of you who stuck around to see if I would come back.

I don't even really know where to start. Since we returned from Cuba in February, our lives have been one big stress-ball of change ( good and not so good). I don't really want to go into too much detail about the bad, because I'm trying to be positive and just look toward the immediate future. However, after some major financial troubles, almost being evicted from our apartment and having nowhere to go, family drama, and then realizing that things just weren't working out as planned here, we have decided to hit the road, and go in search of a more exciting life and better weather.

Smyrish and I have been talking about moving away since last September when we went to California, so I didn't think it would really come as a huge surprise to our family and friends that we had actually decided to leave Saskatchewan this coming Fall. Apparently, it was a surprise to some, and I have learned that our life choices bring out the best and worst in people that it really shouldn't affect in any way. But that's a whole other story to tell on another day.

Basically, Smyrish and I have decided, that since we aren't sure where we want to settle down yet, we are going to buy a used RV, and live in it as we travel around the west coast of Canada, the States and Mexico. We will work where we can, and I plan on doing as many craft shows as possible, and hopefully vending at some music festivals as well. We have passports, and are going to get work visas, and all that jazz, and if we like a place, we will stay there for a bit, and if not, we will move along.

Contrary to popular belief, we have thought this plan through, and we are both very excited about it. We are trying to be responsible and organized in our planning, we are working on getting rid of the debt we do have before we go, as well as selling all of our belongings, and "practicing" living without creature comforts like a 52" television, a Wii and furniture. We're figuring out what is important and what isn't, and on a whole, it's been a big learning experience for me so far, and we haven't even left.

We don't know just yet how long we will be gone for, where we'll end up, or if we're coming back here at all. We are just going to take it as it comes, and hopefully it all works out for us.

I'll keep you posted. I promise. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh my god. I LOVE IT! That is fantastic! If you swing through Boston, let me know and I'll take you to some fabulous pubs. :)

Safe travels and happy trails!


Schmutzie said...

Personally, I think this is a fabulous idea. People can suck it.

Aleigh said...

I second Schmutzie.

Abigail Road said...

Thanks ladies. I heart you all. :)

dk said...

insmoholy crap - you wrote something.

I think that Anarchy on the Road is a great idea. The whole take the motel with you is brilliant.

Do it now - while you're young and let no small minds stand in your way.

Oh yes, and make sure there's a sofa for a guest to crash on ;)