Motives for a Migratory Life

February 1, 2016 - by Steffanie
Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon

If you are reading this, I am assuming that most of you already know who we are. If not – Hi! We are Mike and Steffanie. We are currently living in St. Louis, MO and both work in the creative field. Mike is a web developer and Designer and I, Steffanie, am a graphic designer.

At some point a few years ago, Mike and I were driving home from one of our many trips to Chicago to see his family. We always take that time in the car to talk to each other about whatever happens to come up. Somehow we began talking about traveling, maybe it was about how much we enjoyed the road trip we took to the Grand Canyon several years ago, anyway a seed was planted for a year long road trip in an RV traveling around the United States.

At first, we kept our dream between us. It was something fun to talk about on our trips back and forth to Illinois to see our families. The more we talked about it, the more excited we got, and eventually, we knew we had to make it a reality. We began to tell the people close to us about it. I’m sure most of them were thinking “Yeah, sure guys, that sounds fun, but how many people actually follow through with these kind of crazy dreams?” I think at first, even we were just telling people about the idea to convince ourselves that we would do it. Both us are people who follow through on the things we put our minds to. Ever since I was little, I wanted to do things my own way no matter what anyone told me, for better or worse (right, Mom?!). I like to think that stubbornness has turned into perseverance. And now, we are determined to take this idea of taking our lives on the road and make it a reality.

When talking about the trip in the past, it always seemed far off, like we had plenty of time to plan, and for all the details to fall into place. Now here we are in 2016, the year we have always planned to leave, and the time to figure out all those details and get this show on the road is now!

You might be asking – “But, WHY do you want to do this?” Call us crazy, but we believe that life should be an adventure. I guess maybe we are taking that thought a little bit literally, but we feel like the 9-5 life just isn’t for us. We don’t want to live life in the comfort zone. We want to get out there and experience all we can. Most importantly, we feel like if we don’t do this, we will regret it, and we want to live a life of no regrets. So, here we go! We know it will be hard, but anything in life worth doing is worth working for. We are starting this blog to keep everyone updated on our plans, and because we need all of your support as we began this journey. We hope you enjoy following along with us, and that it may inspire you to live your dreams, whatever they may be.

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