I’m Marlene and I’m tired of wasting time. You see, I send my daughter to daycare, kiss my husband good-bye in the morning and work at a job that makes me (fill in the blank). Any word will do. Go ahead. Try it. (Happy) Yes, I was happy there for many years until my sweet Ava showed up. (Angry) Yes, this place is turning me into a not so nice person sometimes. (Bored) Yes, it is possible to have read everything on the internet. Twice.
So, you see, it’s time for a change. A big change. I’m tired of missing out on my life. Missing out on what made me fall in love with my husband, Dan. Missing out on what makes my daughter, Ava, smile throughout her day. Missing out on years I have left with my saggy bellied cat, Yoda.
Check this out. Here is what I plan to do. Wait. Let me rephrase that. Here is what I AM going to do. Sell half the crap I own. Throw the other half in my garage. Rent out my lovely little Spanish cottage by the sea. Buy an Airstream. And hit the road. I’m going to travel the country. The entire country. With my husband, my toddler and my cat. And I am going to blog about it everyday to anyone who wants to listen. This is my chance. And I am going to take it. And write about it. And photograph it. And video it. Everyday. No excuses. Because I don’t want to live with (fill in the blanks) anymore. I want to live. Period.
WHAT: Family living on the road for a year in an Airstream… with a toddler and a cat.
WHEN: As soon as I can figure out if I should keep my beloved 50″ rear projection TV or sell it.
WHY: Because if we don’t do it now, I fear it will be never.
WHERE: First stop, the Alamo. I’m going to find the basement PeeWee Herman never found.
HOW: Well, you’ll have to come back and read our blog to find out how we do it.
Oh, and I guess I should introduce myself and the crew. Hello. Nice to meet you.