To put our life into perspective......One year ago today we moved back to the states! This past year has flown by so fast. We came back for a family emergency and decided to stay since there is a lot to be explored in the US. We had spent almost 3 years in the Caribbean and we weren't really sure how exactly we were going to explore the states.
In January of this year we created a VISION BOARD for 2017 and I kid you not, put a picture of a 5th wheel and a truck and wrote 'Buy our 5th wheel and truck by the end of the summer.' (We did something similar about Puerto Rico and look what happened! Just sayin. :P ) We decided the best way to spend some time in the U.S. would be on the road moving every few months since we work from home, have 2 large dogs, love travel/adventure and want all our belongings with us.
We realized earlier this year the odds were against us when we started looking into how this could happen. Our credit was decent (we always pay cash) BUT, we were told it looked like we disappeared for 3 years since during that time we bought everything (cars, etc.) with cash while living in PR, had no mortgage and no other loans. They told us we were 'high risk.' So, we set out to build up some credit with some loans/credit cards (stupid, but anyway)...come August we financed our Ford F250 (to again keep building credit) and paid CASH for our 5th wheel in August as well! Hot DAYUM!
How fucking awesome is that? Even with a tough year of family illnesses and deaths and being off track with work and routine several times, the universe still brought this all together for us because that day in January we said it WOULD happen and we BELIEVED it.
Now we're doing some remodeling on the 5th wheel, buying new tires for both rigs, new furniture, building up an emergency nest egg should shit hit the fan while on the road, etc., ALLLLL with that self employment income people don't believe can actually be a 'job' for themselves.
Guys, just several years ago I was on food stamps, getting teeth pulled because I couldn't afford to fix them, waking up early on Christmas mornings to get free medical/dental care, continued