In September of 2016 I gave notice to move out of my apartment, and just after, I was told that the place I was going to move into probably wasn’t going to be ready till October.
So, I had to figure out what I was going to do for the month of September. I thought, why not travel that month?
I could have stayed with my brother John and sister-in-law Laurie who live in Florida, and I have a cousin Denise in North Carolina who was eager to have me come see her home and stay a while with her. My BFF Roberta, who I was friends with since the 7th grade lived in an amazing home with a pool house… I could crash there, so I wasn’t that concerned about being homeless for a month. But I had an idea… not sure where it came from, but I have always been one to go on inspiration.
I had a car and gas and beside the epic trip I took to Vietnam the year before, I had never been anywhere, never traveled.
So I put a post up onto the private Facebook group where my Tidy Tutor University Students and I communicate together on a daily basis… .and I let them know about my situation, and asked who would like a visit.
Well I was overwhelmed with the invitations from my Tidy Tutor family. Members who lived in Germany and Greece, Australia, Canada and California… people from all over the world responded and wanted me to visit them.
Luckily there were some invites that were closer in distance to me that I could drive to and Vonnie was one of them.
Vonnie lived in Virginia with her husband Roberts… So, I made the plans to take the 7 hour drive to see her. For me, at the age of 55 it was a big deal to venture out on the road alone. It was EXHILARATING! I felt like such a grownup!
Well it just so happened that Vonnie had an amazing story I had no idea about!
I interviewed her while I was visiting and I know you will LOVE to hear about it…
She was gracious enough to allow me to video the interview and do a tour of her home.
At the time of this writing, almost 5 years later the goal she and her husband set out to reach has become a reality! To live an RV lifestyle free of the need for possessions and a permanent address.
Just this week, I met up with Vonnie at Disney in Florida, and I interviewed her again. Their plans have become a reality and I couldn’t wait to hear how she felt about it since she was now living the dream.
Was it a dream? Or was it a nightmare?
The initial interview that I’m sharing with you here was of her unique journey in realizing that she did not want to continue to live for her things. Vonnie and her husband Robert wanted an RV lifestyle that could not include the large home she owned, and all of her possessions… including a 50 piece collection of pottery as well as her extensive Disney Lenox display, and what she called “The Room of Shame.” filled with boxes of things she did not want to unpack.
She knew it was not going to be easy, given the amount of possessions they owned and the overwhelm that she felt revolving around that enormous task of downsizing, so she reached out to Google and found The Tidy Tutor.
Vonnie enrolled in Tidy Tutor University, and the rest is history. In this video we get a tour of the home Vonnie moved into after her house sold and you’ll be surprised to see her unique way of downsizing.
I know you will love the video and I know that you will fall in love with Vonnie just as I have.
Keep on the lookout for the next interview with Vonnie and others that will follow. We already have plans for me to visit them at the camp ground and stay for a bit. I’ll get a tour of the RV and all that jaz…
Thanks for being in my world!
The Tidy Tutor
Tidy Tutor University is open for enrollment. Regardless of your reason for needing to get your home and life together, TTU will do it for you… Just as it has done for Vonnie… CLICK HERE to find out more.
I watched this video and the other video about this on your tube channel… I really enjoyed hearing her thoughts about getting rid of her items, especially her collections.
But I also enjoyed hearing how she went about to get rid of items, but yet still keep those same exact items until she had to move
YES! Vonnie really is an inspiration! Thanks for the comment Monica!