My path first intersected with this guest in 2018 as I was looking for inspiration for family adventures. I stumbled upon a podcast of a family who sold everything and lived full-time in an RV. I later heard them speak as a guest on an unschooling podcast. They spoke openly about the joy and challenges of this simple and authentic life they were creating, inspiring so many other families along the way. I have always been one to challenge the status quo and found their story inspiring. Here was a family who just decided that all the stuff was taking over their life and was willing to explore something different. Originally from Wisconsin, this family of 6 (and 2 dogs I might add) hit the road in 2014 in an RV to explore North America and are still going strong 7 years later. Having grown up in a traditional family life with school and sporting events, they knew they were embarking on a completely different lifestyle and still question if they are doing the right thing but can’t imagine going back. Along the way, this mom built 2 remote businesses, had incredible adventures and spent many nights around the campfire. She is a Speaker and Educator on RVing, on being an Entrepreneur, and produces content to inspire others to get on the road with their families. I have been a listener, blog reader, email subscriber, and recently a book launch volunteer absorbing all of their content and appreciating their courage and adventurous spirit they bring to this space. When Ordinary Sherpa launched I secretly had this guest in mind, hoping one day I might get to speak with her. It is an honor and privilege to have her here today. Bryanna Royal, welcome to Ordinary Sherpa.
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You Tube: www.youtube.com/c/crazyfamilyadventure
Book: Full Time RVing with Kids: an Insider’s Guide to Life on the Road
- Why Not? We saw others doing it so why not us? When they started there was no determined end date.
- Look for the Sherpas. Finding those who can inspire you and also someone to share the same questions and fears with.
- “There are things I miss, but I wouldn’t give all of this up for those things.”
- By putting yourself in flexible situations, it created opportunities because they weren’t constrained to the 9-5 school/work schedule.
- “There is Risk, but you can still have a parachute.”
- “Life is a constant repositioning to focus on joy”
- “It’s okay to live the life you want to live, not the life someone else is telling us we should be living.”