Buzz: Dreams And Adventures? The Time Is Now.
When I said my trip with Columbia Sportswear to Sedona and the Grand Canyon was life changing I wasn’t kidding. So life changing that D and I are relocating to Arizona. Yes, you read right. We are selling half of our belongings, loading up both cars with our menagerie of companion animals, and heading out west.
You may have seen my announcement on Twitter or Instagram Friday, but I promised to fill everyone in on the details. Things are still coming together but I thought I could fill you in on our progress so far.
The idea of us moving isn’t all that crazy. When we initially married D was serving in the Marine Corps in New Orleans so I packed my bags and relocated down there. After his enlistment we weren’t necessarily ready to move back to our hometown so we moved to Michigan for a year. After that year we were ready to moved “home”, bought a house, and set up residence. It felt good to be back.
Last year D and I found ourselves chomping at the bit to take off again. Unfortunately with our house and the additional “kids” we’ve added we decided it wouldn’t be our best move and booked a trip to Italy in hopes of satisfying our need for adventure. Although we had a blast in Italy we weren’t satiated. My friend Bex then posed the question: “What is your dream?” For weeks I asked myself this question on a daily basis. I asked it so much it caused me anxiety. With the an imminent job lay off in both of our futures you can guess that my anxiety was increased 10 fold.
Enter my trip to Arizona.
In Arizona I was able to see what else was “out there” once again and meet people who are living their dreams through their adventures. Something else that struck a cord was that many of them either carried no college degree or if they did they weren’t working in the specified field of their degree. Lightbulb moment!!
Over the past several years I have gone through so many transitions in my life from going vegan, to reducing our personal belongings, and changing my profession, just to name a few. Although transition is a normal part of life I can’t help but think I was specifically targeting these areas unknowingly that it was my hope of getting out there and doing the same thing as my new friends. I believe my dream is to not necessarily search for adventure, but live my adventure. Enough of this, “We have a house, we can’t do that….” stuff. That’s what keeps people doing what they’ve always done and getting what they’ve always got. Right?
After deep conversation D and I found we share the same dream. I think we’ve always shared the dream. It shouldn’t be a surprise to us considering we were always driving until we got lost and finding treasures along the way. We were always up for new adventures. Heck, I even have the word “Adventure” tattooed on my body.
But after our last move we became comfortable in our surroundings and somewhat lost a bit of our sense of adventure. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, but at this point in our lives I think it may be one more missing piece to the puzzle we’re trying to build.
You may have noticed I haven’t been as active on social media lately and I’ve also had a lack of VLOGs to accompany my post. To say we’ve been busy is an understatement. Within the past week we’ve been googling like mad, found a reputable couple to rent our current house, researched different possible locations, decided on Phoenix (for now), secured a place to live, sold many of our belongings, and decided on a moving company to assist us with our move.
I’m sure these next few weeks will be quite insane because we are tentatively scheduled to move July 16th. Yes, that would be in 3 weeks….less than a month away. Some have said, “Whoa! You act fast!” Would you expect anything less from someone called Buzzbomb? Some may think we’re crazy. Although things are happening fast, trust me when I say that this is something we’ve thought about for well over a year, have done our research, and are just now acting on it. And when I put my mind to something you better believe I follow through and to the fullest extent.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll hit bumps in the road, but isn’t that what adventures are all about? As Brian, our guide from AOA put it, “What’s the definition of ‘adventure’?” Going into a situation and not knowing the outcome.” I’m ready for an adventure.
To be honest I’m not sure what type of content I’ll be posting here on BananaBuzzbomb.com. I may be straying away from my typical posting patterns but I invite you along for the ride. It’s sure to be fun! Be sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for real-time updates.
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)
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