Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But the longer we’re on the road, the more we keep meeting crazy kids our age who are also fed up with running on the treadmill of job/home/stuff/debt.
Hitek Homeless Hits the Road
Take for instance, Johnny and Jenn, aka Hitek Homeless. We met this couple online last year, while their escape plans were coming to fruition. They bought a killer Arctic Fox truck bed camper and a diesel dualie, sold their stuff, and finally hit the road a few months ago. Recently, Truck Camper Magazine interviewed them about their decision to fulltime.
Jim and I have a lot in common with these two (we also joke about “living in a van down by the river!”), and hope to camp out with them sometime to try some of that bathtub banana booze that Jenn concocted.
Meeting up with others who’ve broken free of the shackles of corporate oppression reassures us that we aren’t completely nuts. We hold the belief that life is short, and the adventures that a crazy sabbatical brings will far outweigh the risk of possibly not even making it to retirement age, when we are “supposed” to do this. We’re spending out retirement money now, dammit!
There is a better way to live. If you hate your job and yearn for some adventure that lasts longer than a one week vacation, remember; nobody is holding a gun to your head and making you go to work every day. When will you start living the life you really want to lead?