Have you ever felt like changing your life completely, jumping out of the rat-race and doing something out of the ordinary?
A family from near Lincoln are doing just that! Here’s a snippet of their story…
Like many, the ideal way of life is to get a secure job, get a mortgage, fill your house with wonderful things, perhaps get married and have some kids too.
But after years of living the same life day after day, never having enough, or ‘the right’ stuff, and mounting costs for childcare, house maintenance, car trouble, and then never seeing each other on top of it all – we decided we’d had enough of the life we were ‘supposed’ to lead and wanted to make a BIG change.
We both had secure jobs, Scott a music teacher at Lincoln and Newark College, and Michelle a Marketing Exec at Barbon Insurance Group, both working freelance as well, and bringing in a fairly decent, regular wage. But time was proving that we were unable to keep daily living for a family of four going on that wage.
With historic debt that we were struggling to clear and the growing need for adventure and precious time with our children, who are growing fast, we knew we needed to do something, but what?
It was April 2019 that we agreed that it would be great to ‘sell everything and just go!’ and September 2019 is our departure date, there’s a lot to sort out up until that point and we’ve got 4 tasks to complete –
• Quit our jobs – this one was easy!
• Sell our stuff!
• Sell our house!
• Buy a motorhome and go!
Not every step is easy, as you can imagine, a family of 4 has a lot of stuff to sort through, choosing the type of motorhome we want is proving tricky, and we’ve been discussing this a lot with our social media followers to get their thoughts on how we should proceed and we’re getting some valuable feedback.
With our new journey, we’re transforming our freelancing business into a full virtual marketing agency and will be there to assist any companies with their marketing needs through our agency – Marmalade Tree. To keep us going financially we’re continuing to work with companies while we’re on the road, we work with our clients to improve their marketing strategy, help develop their businesses and take care of their digital marketing.
To keep our friends and family updated we set up our social channels toward the end of April – @Marmaladetour and were so overwhelmed with the response from people far and wide, in our first week on Facebook we gained 600 followers and had over 5k views on our introduction video, and it’s still growing.
You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube, and we’re in the process of building a website. We’ll be blogging and Vlogging our adventures regularly. If you’d like to come on a journey with us, we’d love for you to join us on social media.
Watch our video to find out more about us here: https://www.facebook.com/MarmaladeTour/videos/583198142192222/
We’re so excited about our trip and we’d love to share it with everyone, if you’d like any more information about our story, or would like to have a chat with us, please get in contact through: