Out of the Box

In business speak thinking outside of the box means approaching a problem from a different perspective, sometimes unconventionally.  I’m thinking outside the box in my proposed leap of faith – moving my children 2,000 miles to live near family, and try my hand at sustainable living and writing.  Staying here, continuing to apply for the same small set of jobs for which I’ve been applying over the past three years, likely eventually accepting some form of government assistance is ‘in the box’ thinking – especially if it means continuing to live in this trailer!

Out of the box thinking is risky and it doesn’t always work.  It helps to have some support and backing. Those of you who have been following my blog for the past several years know that I seldom engage in any active fundraising.  I prefer it that way, and I’m sure you do too!  And if I could do this without your help I would.  But this is a big undertaking and while we have the motivation, commitment and determination to undertake this effort, we need your help.

Beyond the actual journey and the job of setting up in Indiana, we have multiple expenses that cannot wait until we sell the trailer – notably car repairs – but also flying our cat out ahead of us, reserving a u-haul trailer, and hopefully, purchasing AAA membership and a KOA membership.  We know we have many dedicated readers and friends cheering us on, praying for us, offering advice and suggestions, even reading my novel, and we appreciate all of you!  If you have been thinking you’d like to help us succeed in our journey we would be very grateful for any donation you are able to make.  If you have friends or connections that might be able to help us make this move and our new beginning a success (and as a friend recently said, if anyone is good at new beginnings I am), please share my blog with them.

With your help we will get ‘out of this box’!

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4 Responses to Out of the Box

  1. Sunny says:

    I’ll be doing a road trip in August visiting friends across the country and will be visiting AZ, if you are still in CA and need some assistance please let me know and we can at least make a 2 vehicle convoy back to the Midwest.

  2. Kay says:

    I am sorry but I don’t get it. Why Have you stubbornly held out against government assistance but now are asking for donations? That’s seems to be what our tax dollars are for, to assist people in need.

    • Gloria-Victoria says:

      dealing with the government is not easy. Where they force you to live is far worse than a tiny travel trailer.

  3. Barbara says:

    Have you looked into


    for the cat’s travel? They maybe able to help you with something that doesn’t require her to go on a commercial airline.

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