We have some really exciting news to share with you all! We are ditching the apartment life and heading for the road!

Considering how big this news is, lets start from the beginning! As most of you know my husband, Evan, is in medical school. Because he is a medical student, he has 4th year externships. These externships are interviews with various hospitals around the country to learn as well as discover which hospital you want to do your residency at. The crazy part about externships is that you are required to pay for all the travel costs. Let me break that down. For 14 months you are expected to travel to various hospitals, sometimes only at a hospital for a month at a time, and foot all the costs along with your standard tuition fees. This is an insane amount of money to expect students to shell out. Most solutions are to just take out some more loans, and to leave your family while you travel around.

For my husband and I, this was not going to work. 14 months apart and trying to cover the costs of two rents, two utilities, two everything was just unfathomable. We went through various options, me moving to our base hospital (5 of the 14 months are at this hospital). This would allow me to see my husband at least a little more, but that just didn’t seem like a viable option either. This led us to a third, crazy option. Let’s live in an trailer!

Yes, I am completely sure we were out of our mind when we first suggested the idea. But as we really sat down and thought about our options, it honestly made the most logistical sense. This way, we could be together and the plus side is that we get to travel to some beautiful places. However doing this meant that we would have do fork up a lot of upfront cost, a new truck and the cost of the trailer. There is a big positive, the travel trailer could be resold at the end of our journey, allowing us to recoup a huge chunk of the costs we have sunk in at the beginning. At the end of the day, we will really be saving an extraordinary amount of money as opposed to our other options.

Considering that Evan and I have never owned a travel trailer, we don’t have a lot of knowledge of how to renovate, what we need to organize, or what little things we aren’t aware of but will need. So I have been slowly researching, asking questions and of course pinteresting! 😉 We are going to be needing all the advice we can get, so if you have any, please let us know!

As we go through this crazy transition from apartment life, to living in an RV around the country, I will be posting updates on where we are, the ups and downs. If you want to follow along, please like our blog and Instagram!

 

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