We are Brandon and Julie. We met during the summer of 2017 and quickly realized we just really liked and enjoyed each other. We’ve been stuck like glue ever since.
When we met, Julie was already working towards a life of travel and full-time RV living. She was in the process of selling her house so that should could be mobile. Brandon had had thoughts of tiny house living and loved the idea of less stuff. Why not a tiny house on wheels.
The idea of freedom appealed to both of us, and a dream was born. We’ve been working towards this since the beginning of our relationship and we are finally seeing our dream life become real life.
In July of 2019, Julie’s house sold, giving her the freedom (financial and otherwise) to move forward. It was then that we got serious about shopping for an RV. We went through a lot of frogs to find our prince – a 2015 Heartland BIghorn 3875 FB.
We dove right in, choosing to buy a used 5th wheel from 900 miles away. Our return trip home was our first official 5th wheel trip. By the time, we got back to Athens, AL, we knew we were all in.
By the time we got home, we knew this was the life for us. In the spring of 2020, Brandon put his house on the market and sold it in May of 2020, making us fully mobile.
In June of 2020, after 9 months of living full time in our RV and bouncing around campgrounds in North Alabama, we finally hit the road.
When we aren’t driving the F450 to pull our 5th wheel, we are probably on our computers. Brandon is a software programmer, and Julie is a freelance writer and marketer. (If you want to know more about how we manage internet on the road, check out this post).
Brandon is a man of many talents and interests. He can most often be found on a computer playing a video game or working. He’s a programmer by trade and loves solving problems with code. He also enjoys music, whether just listening or picking at his guitar. To show that Brandon was really all-in, he traded his beloved jeep for the F450 that tows our house.
Julie enjoys reading and relaxing. She’s a professional writer and blogger. Julie lives with several chronic illnesses that are affected by stress. This was part of why she wanted this lifestyle. Less to clean and fewer things. There’s still work involved and still cleaning. But, it’s 300 square feet instead of 2000. More than anything though, she was just tired of dreaming about living life and ready to do it. You can be sick anywhere, it may as well be somewhere beautiful, somewhere new, somewhere fun. Julie blogs about living an inspired life with chronic illness at CountingMySpoons.com. Check out Julie’s portfolio for more of her writing.