Earlier this week I teased at a deeper look into our time in California. As I said, I think deep down we always knew, we'd end up back in Chicago, so our time in CA was always viewed as a time of adventure.
Paul & I still argue over who came up with this idea or exactly how the conversation came about, but as usual, we were hand-in-hand, eye-to-eye, partners in crime, & before we knew it, we were trading in my car for an F150 & purchasing an Airstream.
Yes, you read that right, it's as crazy as it sounds & probably somewhat irresponsible. In fact, as we slowly started to let friends in on our secret, half of them were jealous, and the other half thought we were completely insane.
The part I haven't told you, is that this grand scheme at the next year+ of our lives wouldn't just be a toy– we were craving adventure and wanted to see as much as we could of our new home state– we were all in & this 280sq ft trailer would be our new CA home!
Told you today's post would be a big deal ;)
I know I probably should have told you much sooner, but the truth is, I've been both excited and nervous to share this with you. Our lives changed drastically when we made this decision. In many ways it was one of the best decision we've made, and in other ways there was a lot of learning to do. We went from 2,300sq ft to just under 300sq ft. As easy-going and free-spirited as we might be, that kind of change doesn't come without some growing pains.
I won't overwhelm you with all of the details now, but know there are many more posts to come, and feel free to ask any questions along the way! We never planned on tiny living & we never even thought of it in those terms, we wanted adventure & living simply was just part of the trade-off.
Finally, don't forget to follow on Instagram! We're headed to California in just a couple weeks & while we haven't decided where exactly we'll go, we can't wait to be back to our little house on wheels & I'll be sure to share some stories along the way.