“Are you guys still traveling? I miss your travel blogs.”
The above question was recently asked of us.
It’s a fair question. Sometimes I fell like we pull a “bait & switch” on you guys. We lure you in with a travel/RV theme then write about a bunch of other stuff.
Here’s the truth. A behind the scenes look at our future plans for Ditching Suburbia.
We don’t know.
We’re in a season of transition. Recent empty-nesters. Questions about:
- Income streams?
- What are we trying to do in this “Phase 2” of our lives?
- Where can we best add value?
- How can we fill a need in the market?
- Who wants to (or needs to) hear the story we have to tell?
- Will we kill our love for this lifestyle trying to monetize it?
So we’re treading water. We’ve pulled back on the amount of content we’re creating. We are spending time on long-neglected areas of our lives. Once we’ve got that crop planted and fertilized, we’ll come back to Ditching Suburbia and re-evaluate.
One thing I do know. Maybe two. We aren’t going to be a “How to RV” blog. And we aren’t going to be an “RV travel blog.”
Currently we have no plans to stop traveling by RV. But I sense a shift of focus coming on.
I can sum up a lot of our past work in three words: “Look at us.” It’s too much about us. What we did. How we did it. And how cool you should think we are.
Too much pride. Too much vanity.
Ditching Suburbia started as the “digital scrapbook” of our 1-year family RV trip - so some of that inward-focus is understandable.
But that “year on the road” was over 6.5 years ago. During that time the internet has exploded with full-time travel/RV resources. And there are so many sites doing a better job of it than we ever could. Written by people we call friends and have no desire to “compete” with.
Maybe I know three things. Going forward (if we keep the site going) we won’t be the focus. We’d rather tell your stories. And the stories of other people who’ve chosen to swim upstream. To break from the herd. To separate themselves from the mainstream.
I’m not sure.
We’ll let you know as God reveals the plan to us. If you are the praying sort, we’d appreciate your prayers for us, to find God’s will and to live in the center of it.
If you’ve ever been through a similar big shift in your life, we’d appreciate any words of encouragement or advice you might have for us.