Our Personal Goal, Simplified Greatly

To unload a lifetime of accumulation, sell our much-loved home (done), buy an RV (done … and we’re loving it), start travelling to find and purchase a live-aboard sailboat (we’ll love it) and learn about a different type of life.  MEMENTO MORI.

Our Blog Goal

We’re in our late 60’s/early 70’s. If we can do it, you might choose to, also.  DUM SPIRO, SPERO.

From John, About John

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From Jane, About Jane

Daughter of Louise and Ronny, sister of three siblings, wife, MOM, grandmother, aunt, friend, citizen, student of life – all blessings.

Through and because of these loving and challenging relationships, I’ve also been a clerk at Famous Barr, an elementary school teacher, college instructor, management training manager, student of life – mostly, all a blast.

Born in Arkansas, my younger sister and I were whisked away early to Missouri, and with a younger sister and brother grew up in Ferguson (yep, that one). Our Dad owned a business there, our Mom stayed home with four kids; they both worked like crazy. We took month-long camping vacations   north, west, east, and into Canada, progressing from one to two tents, and finally to the luxury of a pop-up camper. It was our 60’s -70’s version of Mayberry (Andy, Opie, Barney…). Really good schools (I was classroom-fluent in Latin), churches, scout troops, library, theater, drugstore (with a counter), shopping area, parks, and that new invention, fast food (Chuck-a-Burger, Steak ‘n Shake, even an early walk-up McDonald).

Thank you, Mom and Dad. I was lucky and I know it.

Things I love: kids, history, England, plants (especially herbs), animals (not snakes), reading, The Beatles, Merrells, vegetarianism (almost vegan but can’t let go of cheese and salmon), travel vehicles, Frank Lloyd Wright (not him, he was icky, but his work), strong coffee, sweets, yoga, learning about life, etc, etc, but enough for now.

And here, in my seventh decade, I’m a student of life again. Though I’ve always traveled with family and work, I’m REALLY travelling now as in full time.

Our big house of twenty-three years is now in (other) good hands, most consumer items are gone (except for treasures in the storage unit), and now we’re living surprisingly and happily in two hundred square feet!

How did ALL this happen in just a few years? As Michael Jordan said, “I don’t know how to accomplish something except one step at a time.”

Tempus fugit.