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Holy cow, we’ve been living in our bus for a year now. Where did the time go?

Bus Sweet Bus a Special Announcement & the Latest Bus Tour
I’ve been thinking lately about why I thought it would be great to move into a bus. I thought about travel … which we have yet to do. I thought about our dream to buy some land and build a little house while we live in the bus … which we have yet to do.

And then I realized something. As much as I want to travel and build a little homestead, I mostly just wanted to move into a bus because I wanted to know what it was like.

I wanted to know if I truly could be content with few possessions. I wanted to know if it would bring our family closer together. I wanted to know if it would propel me to spend more time outside.

The answer, I’ve found, is yes.

I love having little to keep clean and I love that I love the things I do own. It doesn’t take much to make me happy now.

A hot cup of coffee in my mug, which I carefully selected. My new sheets, which make me smile every time I go to bed (be sure to enter the giveaway before it’s over). My TARDIS tea infuser which makes me think of Doctor Who every time I use it.

Of course, there is so much more time for relationships. With my husband. With the kids. With friends and family.

And as for spending more time outside? As soon as it was warm enough for me to spend more than ten minutes outside without freezing, I couldn’t wait to get out and walk and enjoy our beautiful view. I’ve even managed to not kill our garden … yet. It helps to have a “water the plants” timer that goes off every day.

Which brings me to an announcement … we might be moving out of the bus.

My husband just accepted a full-time job at the local ambulance station, which he’s been working at part-time since we started the bus adventure. After much prayer and discussion, we decided it would be a good move for us.

We love the area we live in and the relationships that have strengthened since we started this bus adventure and we don’t want to leave.

Because, as I also realized recently, my definition of success is having high quality relationships in my life. And I’ve become very successful.

So we’re looking for a place within five minutes of the station. If we live that close, my husband can sleep at home on the nights he’s working. And, as much as I love where we’re parked way out in the country, I’d much rather have my husband home at night.

For now, we’re on the lookout for a place to park the bus that’s near enough or somewhere with RV parking so we can open our bus up to guests. I’m not sure which one I want more, but I think either will be great.

I’ll keep you posted on what we find.

Latest Bus Tour

Want to see what’s been done in the bus lately? I shot a video for you yesterday. Enjoy!

Update: a few of you have asked for links to things I mentioned in the video, so here they are:

  • Custom foam – we got this for our benches
  • Hope Ink – beautiful scripture art
  • My Green Mattress – amazingly soft sheets, all-natural mattresses

Have a great weekend!