I’m writing this as I pack for France which reminds me how much I love traveling! The wanderlust is real! It does’t help that I’m a travel blogger and get inspired from amazing travel photos on Instagram. I read about different locations and other people traveling and it makes me want to travel that much more.
In fact, I had this great idea to downsize into a tiny home so we’d be able to travel the world. I have HGTV on in the background while I’m working most days, so hearing that tiny house commercial where the guy says, “It’s a freedom from stuff, from rent, and the ability to just get up and go whenever you feel like.” That message resonates with me since those are my goals…to have more experiences and less possessions. If my friends are reading this, they are probably thinking WTF Ady! Because if you really know me, you know I have a lot of stuff. I admit, I like stuff. The UPS and FedEx men are practically my BFF because they come to the house so much. Don’t imagine the hoarder image because, for the most part, it’s all cute and organized. The question is, can I give it up to travel?!
If I made this move to Tiny House living in order to travel the world, it would be a significant [read: HUGE] deal for me to downsize. It’s a total lifestyle change. But I’ve done the Louis Vuitton collection, the house, the cars, and I’m ready to move on from that. I want to experience life and not just in 1mm of the map but the entire freaking thing! Get up and go.
So I asked myself, what’s stopping me from traveling the world? Let’s see…my job, money, my family, fear of instability, fear of the unknown. Could I really leave everything I’ve ever known to live in a tiny home with my husband and travel the world? The more research I do, the more I have realized, I can do this! I want to do this!
What do you think? Could you do it? Do you love traveling so much that you could up root your day to day life to see the world? Obviously, the tiny home option isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel the world. There are tons of options. The tiny home life just appeals to me…right now.
Funny story. After showing interest, I was actually approached by Tiny Home Luxury to be on the show! Tiny Heirloom was going to build us a totally custom luxury tiny home! Eeeekkk! I 100% want to do it but unfortunately I don’t think Atlanta is ready for the movement just yet since we can’t find anywhere to keep it. Total bummer. Fingers crossed the tiny home community will be ready soon!
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Brita Long is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. While her first love will always be Paris, she lives happily with her husband Daniel Fleck in the Atlanta area.
Ady is the founder of Verbal Gold Blog, a Global lifestyle and travel blog she runs with her best friends, the #VGBsquad! She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two dogs, a pitbull boxer mix and yellow lab, with goals to travel the world! She loves all things gold, confetti, and glitter. Roll Tide!
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