Today I can’t wait to share with you Joanie and Adam from @adamjoanieadventures. They sold their house and business to hit the road on their self converted school bus, but that’s not all….There’s a SALON on board! Yes, a full working salon. As they travel around you are able to make an appointment to get your hair and makeup done! How cool is that?! Make sure to go to their instagram to see what state they’re in now!
Have you ever thought that more nice things or a bigger house would make you happy or bring you that peace of mind you have been searching for?? For us it's been just the opposite- selling everything and downsizing to 40 feet has brought us more peace than the last 4 years have. To most people, home is comfortable and safe. But to me, leaving is comfortable and safe. Being I was a farm girl meant work started at age 12 and I have worked ever since. Travel? The states I have been to are counted on one hand really, and that's not good enough. Home is not calling us, the bus/rv life is, the mountains, the sunsets, the open road. Do you ever have that feeling there is something more, something different, something daring? We are less concerned with "feeling secure" as that sometimes means getting stuck. Have you ever wanted to hit the stop button, rewind or fast forward? New start, fresh start, wild adventures just waiting for you? But wait. ...what if? What about? Ya but? We have thought it too. You see we attach ourselves to things and people. We feel we can't survive without them or our things, big or small, it could be your dishes or it could be your home. We have learned something about selling everything that we can attach our identity to our belongings. Our identity is strong without the stuff. We are forced to re-evaluate beliefs, actions, and behaviors. It feels a little scary to be stripped bare of your environment, your business, your stuff and your home? Imagine it. ...we are currently about to live it. To give it all up for a 40 foot home and the hopes of adventure and a new life. The process can be a bit daunting, after all we find security in our stuff, don't we? There’s no one right way to leave everything you know behind and start over new. Have you ever had to start over fresh? Are you about to go through a big life change right now? What questions do you still have about the process? Freedom can be edgy, but hey, those pioneers got in a wagon and road until they settled. We have not found "settled yet" But we will. .............. But along the way we hope to share our marriage ministry and help restore others struggling, share food and fellowship and do some fabulous hair and makeup as we travel.
We bought a 1999 school bus and converted it into a tiny home on wheels! Not only that......it also has a mini salon in the center of the bus! We have the ability to work on the road through the salon and carry a fully stocked botanical/natural makeup line that we ship all over the country. I (Joanie) have been a cosmetologist for 17 years and had to take the salon with me! The whole project started in April when Adam flew from Minnesota to Montana to pick up the bus. With a few breaks on the project to move and get rid of items, we were able to renovate the entire bus by December. Leaving the Minnesota winter behind was a dream come true! But don't be fooled, life on the road without a home base has its own set of challenges. We expect those challenges and they are just part of this lifestyle. Cheers to the open road and to this unfolding journey!
We have 3 children-Eden-8 Lincoln-6 Solomon-4
We have been married for 17 years!
WAYS TO GET IN TOUCH:
MAKEUP LINE: https://www.cherrypicksmakeup.com/
SALON WEBSITE: https://jamelias.com/