I’ve got the bug, the travel bug that is! I am dreaming of the day when I can become a full time RV living woman of the United States.
I’ve been doing my research and my dreams have gotten me here so far, to the Thor Motor Coach RUV Axis. The dream is there, travel the United States and writing from my RV home, able to live and go where I please. Remote work is the dream and an RV home will get me there. I’ve been caught up in the blogs on RV full time living and I am so unbelievably jealous of their lifestyle. Wishing I could be so brave, and hoping some day I will be.
Trying to set this plan in motion is the difficult part, but getting there is half the battle. Once I reach my goal I will have the most wonderful reward of living a life free of any one zip code.
Step 1: Research RV living and see if I’ll really enjoy it. Make sure it is a fit life for my puppies.
Step 2: Finish my degree in writing.
Step 3: Find remote work that can afford me the lifestyle I want.
It’s just three simple steps to get where I want to be, but time will tell if this is my true calling.
I have thought about it for many hours, days, and weeks even, I finally came to the conclusion that I will NOT be returning to school. It turns out I am a less than eager to take on the debt that comes with returning to college yet again for another degree. So you’ll notice the countdown to starting school in the fall has been removed from my blog, and I’ve done a little revamping of the site. (I am quite happy with the new look…let me know what you think!)
This is not going to change my blog however, as I will always be actively pursuing creative things to keep me occupied, I hope never to let my art fall on the wayside. I am however, quite glad I will be keeping it as a hobby. In this way there are no restraints on what I choose to do. No restrictions. I can just go with what moves me. In this way, it will always stay fun for me.
My coddiwomples will also stay the same, although, if you read my last update I am busy saving money right now so I think they will get more creative. I’d like to find all the free coddiwomples I can do in Michigan. This way I can save my money, and still get to have an adventure! It’s a win-win situation!
Life is about to get a whole lot busier for me, and I think I will be introducing more books into my life as time goes on – as boy have I missed reading. I finished one of my books, The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead this past weekend. It kept me entertained while I overcame a cold. A page turner for sure as one exciting thing lead to the next!
I even heard the birds this morning, so I think even though it has been officially spring, it doesn’t feel like it to me until I hear those pleasant little chirps. Its mid-afternoon and I’ve already devoured my much awaited chocolate Easter bunny. Mmmmm…nothing like real solid chocolate to start out your day! I’ve also had a good taste of the ham and potatoes were having for dinner, so my Easter is definitely off to an amazing start!
There has been some developments in the school front, as in I’ve changed my major again, prior to starting school. I decided to go for something a little different but no less interesting to me. It’s something I’ve thought on and off about doing for awhile, but could never officially make up my mind. Now with classes re-arranged and a new program under way I am going to go for Hospitality and Tourism Management. After all, who doesn’t love the tourism industry? My emphasis is going to be in lodging and I’d like to think someday I’ll get a chance to work at a resort.
I’m excited about the possibilities a career in Hospitality management can bring to me and about the joy I can bring to others with a career in it. I love to travel, and maybe this will satisfy this side of my personality!
I hope you all enjoy your Easter and get to have some quality family time in today!
Have a wonderful day!
So I wasn’t going to blog again so soon, but I’ve been doing some thinking and mind changing again on what I am going to return to school for and I thought you should all get the upate. I still have till the end of fall semester to make up my mind, but I think as of right now I going to go for the BFA in Illustration.
It fits with my interest in making children’s books, and what better way to get that skill than to actually go to school for it. Also, there was a time when my sister and I had plans for me to be her illustrator for the books she writes and what better way to honor her loss than to continue on that path. (She would be so proud!)
Now bear with me because getting accepted to the program actually follows along the path of several portfolio reviews throughout my time in classes. The first one will be after my first semester. (Finger’s crossed) Followed by a second portfolio after the second semester, and then a final portfolio review shortly before the final semester.
It’s going to be a long crazy road these next few years, but I have faith in making it through. Am I nervous? Hell yes, but I am also extremely excited. I can’t wait to get started!
It’s my worst fear, my biggest opposition to getting the job done. It terrifies me for all future endeavors and sometimes it even holds me frozen in a standstill while I try to sort it all out.
The fear of failure actually. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been frozen at a standstill in life because my fear of failure holds me back. All the negative thoughts can threaten to overwhelm me, and in this case my fear of failure comes with starting a new career.
What if I fail?
Well, I’ve learned the only way to deal with that kind of thought process is to beat it back with a vengeance. Positive self talk.
For example, what if I fail? What is the worst that could happen to me? Hmm…well, I bet you can’t top the things that have already happened to me. So it looks like failure is not quite so scary.
What if I fail? I’d have tried my best at something I love doing and I’d be living a life with no regrets. Wait a minute, a life with no regrets? That doesn’t sound too bad, in fact that sounds like just the kind of life I want to be living.
What if I fail? There’s always my back up plan. Back up plans are important in this day and age. My back up plan isn’t too shabby either. It was almost my first plan. That doesn’t sound too bad either.
You see there are a hundred scenarios I can come up with to frighten me, and a hundred counter examples for each of those scenarios.
Fear of failure?
You haven’t beat me yet!
It’s official! I am registered for classes! I am starting out with several studio art classes, but I am most excited to take the introduction to ceramics. I’ve never really worked with ceramics, so it will be a new experience for me! With so many art classes to look forward to it’s not hard to be excited!
I can’t wait to get going on my next phase of this life!
It’s official, the first day of spring has arrived! We are all decked out for spring in our house and impatiently awaiting the warmer weather.
Today was supposed to be the day I register for classes, but apparently I am not eligible yet and now I have to wait until tomorrow! I was so pumped and ready for this day! I’ve had my classes picked out for weeks! One day really isn’t so bad to wait though is it? So I should probably stop complaining!
Now the trouble is figuring out what to do with the rest of my day? Somehow I think cleaning is in my future! (The excitement is overwhelming!)