A New Home, a New Book, a New Adventure

It has been two months since I quit my job in the hopes of bigger adventure and I am busier than ever. I have zero regrets and I’m excited to share some of the things we have in motion this month:

1. RV Purchase

Shacky and I are days away from owning our new home, a Rialta QD RV. Here is a video tour of our tiny mansion:

Quitting our Jobs to Live in a Tiny Rialta QD RV from Vanessa Runs on Vimeo.

We’re both very low maintenance campers at heart, and I have no doubts about this move. A year from now, we’ll be looking back and kicking ourselves for not making it sooner.

The most challenging part of moving into an RV will be getting rid of all the stuff we have in our house. We are now opening our home to “looters” who can come and grab whatever they want, make an offer/donation to help us out on our new lifestyle, and walk out.

We have all the normal stuff that people live with and everything must go:

  • furniture
  • electronics
  • kitchen stuff
  • movies/video games
  • books
  • clothing
  • linens
  • vacuum

We even have unopened wedding gifts from a past life containing brand new dish sets, glasses, decorations, etc. We also have a motorcycle… and our hybrid car to get rid of.

“Like an estate sale, only you’re not dead,” as Caity put it.

If there’s anything you’re looking for, feel free to send me an email at vanessaruns@gmail.com. If we have it, you can have it.

Email me as well if you want to just drop by and take a look. I’ll be putting stuff on Craigslist as well.

And – we’re looking for a mountain bike to possibly trade or buy cheap. This will be our transportation when we’re not driving the RV. It’s not for racing or anything special other than getting to the store for some groceries or checking out a new town. Something used and reliable will do.

We’ve already given away or sold:

  • A motorcycle
  • Full weight sets
  • Lawnmowers
  • A brand new (still in the box) beer home brewing kit
  • A kayak
  • Fishing gear

As you can see, a lot of great stuff that we just have no way of keeping.

2. My First Book

I’ve written 38,022 words so far. I still have a few more things to add to the first draft, but I’m super psyched about this book. It inspires ME to run. Often when I’m writing, I’ll have to stop, get up and go for a run because it puts me in the mood. This will be a great read.

3. Transrockies

Shacky and I have been sponsored by GORE-TEX to run Transrockies this month, a once in a lifetime opportunity. For six days, we will be running beautiful trails in amazing company. Ginger will vacation with Matt Seng, who will be taking her on brand new trail runs of her own.

Great things are happening! Don’t forget to dream big my friends…

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