Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

Day 1 – What have we done?

Hi. My name is Jodi and I will be without a home in 30 days. No, we won’t be “homeless”. We have made the odd decision to sell our home and not buy another one. Why? Well, let me explain…

Sane person: Why did you sell the house that you love and have lived in for over 10 years?

Jodi: Because we have debt, feel trapped, we’re bored and way too comfortable.

Sane person: So, you’re living the American Dream that everyone strives to achieve and you’re bored?

Jodi: Yep.

Sane person: Ok, so where will you live?

Jodi: I don’t know. Today is day 1. We have 30 days to figure that out.

Sane person: Wow! Have you lost your mind? Do you need professional help?

Jodi: I don’t think so but, ask me in 30 days. We do have an idea of how we’ll live, just not where, exactly.

Sane person: Well, we’d all like to know. Please enlighten us.

Jodi: I travel for work. My territory is the entire Southeastern US. I can basically live within those 9 states. So, we figured, why not live where we want to live, when we want to live there. We can stay in beautiful,long-term, vacation rentals for months at a time and still spend less money than we’re spending right now to support a big 4 bed/ 3 bath home in Marietta, GA. I have roughly 30 years until I reach retirement and that just seems to far away. Since my work situation allows for being transient, why not take advantage of it and live where we want while living totally debt free?

Sane person: Wait, what? Debt free? There’s no such thing these days.

Jodi: Wanna bet? Not only can we live debt free but we will be able to go where we want, when we want. Oh, and we won’t have utility bills, property taxes, home repairs, or grass to mow. We’ll even have cleaning services included and towel service at some locations. Who wouldn’t want that?

Sane person: Well, obviously most of the U.S. That’s just not normal.

Jodi: Well, we will live like no one else so that we can live like no one else. (Thanks Dave Ramsey) And this is how we’re choosing to do it.

Honestly, we are choosing to live by faith and not plan everything out. Right now we are a little scared and overwhelmed. We will basically sell everything we own and that has to be done in the next 30 days. It’s all a little crazy but, I’ll keep you posted as we go.

Please pray for us!!

Jodi

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