I’ve already mentioned that we’re going to be homeless but for those of you that don’t know, here goes. We’re embarking on a one year journey of living on $5,000. The goal is to beg, borrow, and barter as much as possible. You can read more about that over at “Bringing Back The Village.”
Realizing that we can live on $5,000/year made us want more. It empowered us to follow our dreams. Instead of being held back by the fear of not having “enough” money (really, there will never be enough!), we’re just going for it. We are selling almost all of our belongings (see the 100 Thing Challenge). We put our house up for sale so that we could look for more land.
We didn’t anticipate our house selling so fast, but it sold in 2 days so we’re just embracing it. Is it terrifying to have to find a place to live in 25 days? Yes! But, nothing worth doing is easy, right? This quote has popped up several different places for me today and it is so fitting for us right now:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
We’ve expanded our search to include other states and today we put an offer in on a house in Oklahoma, sight unseen. We decided to have a very small get together to tell friends and family that we may be moving out of state. We’re doing that on the 4th of July so this weekend, we went to Walmart to get supplies.
Hubby REALLY wanted these patriotic cookies!
The Gnome picked out Drumsticks!
I couldn’t decide between Sprinkled! and Simply Dipped (we already ate the whole box of Sprinkled! so it’s a good thing we got two big boxes).
I thought this “tank” was so cute!
We had to grab Tombstone pizzas for the party too!
You can see the rest of our shopping trip in my Google+ album here. So, now we have all the makings for a party on Wednesday! It’s time to celebrate us taking life by the horns! How appropriate to celebrate freedom on the 4th of July!
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