“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
Tomorrow we are setting out on one of the biggest adventures of our life. We are leaving behind the safety and comfort of a conventional home and will be living and traveling full-time in a very large mobile home (RV). I am excited and thrilled and ecstatic but also terrified, all at the same time. Our RV adventure team includes me, my husband Eddy, my 3 year old daughter Maya, my 1 year old son Rio and our 6 year old doggy, Migo. We don’t have a set plan other than first traveling to Oklahoma to meet up with someone who will be installing multiple solar panels on our roof so that we can live completely off the grid. After that, we will be traveling around the country, spreading the mission of Free Range Psychiatry, and unschooling/travel schooling/world schooling our two young children.
Over the past two months, we have let go of 99% of our belongings. If you’re familiar with having children, you know how much stuff that means we had to let go of! It was one of the most thrilling and liberating processes that I’ve ever had the privilege to be apart of. I had no idea how much excess stuff I had, and how much lighter I would feel as I let things go. It was possibly one of the best experiences of my life.
We packed our few belongings into our RV and we’ve been living in it for the past 6 weeks. We are completely new to RV life and are learning at least five new things about RV life every day! There are many people who will think that what we are doing is absolutely crazy (and in fact we have already been told that), but that hasn’t deterred us. The thing is, I know with every fiber of my being that this is the right decision for me and my family at this moment in time and space. I am listening to the deep call of my soul, and it’s screaming at me to take this leap of faith into the unknown.
Many people might wonder why someone would voluntarily choose to do something that is absolutely terrifying. And my response is this: that is exactly the point. It is my belief that I am here on this planet, wearing this flesh suit in order to shine my light as brightly as I can. I believe I’m here to live my soul’s ultimate dream. And I know that staying in my comfort zone for my entire life is not the path that will take me to where I’m going. It is my belief that all things that are worthwhile involve discomfort and growth.
“I wish for a world where everyone understands that discomfort is the price of legendary. And fear is just growth coming to get you.”
– Robin S. Sharma
I’d like to ask you all a question. If we are not all here to live our most joyful, most crazy, most passionate, most creative and wildest lives, then what are we here to do? It seems hard for me to believe that the purpose of life is to live within our comfort bubbles, barely sliding by each day, with our eyes sealed shut to the beautiful light within and around us.
So, if you’re reading these words right now, maybe this is the universe trying to get your attention. Are you living your dreams? Are you scared of your dreams? If not, what if on the other side of fear is everything you have ever wanted? I believe that it is. This is me telling you that your dreams are what make you, YOU! And being YOU is what you’re here to do! Dream big, dear one, dream big!