Whatever it takes-
John and I have always had strong work ethics. Unfortunately, that brings some challenges with balancing daily life and making sure we do as much work as possible (efficiently). The beginning thoughts of becoming fulltime traveling RVers really started from feelings of regret with the lifestyle choices we had made. They took root over the year that we began planning how we would go about becoming full-time RVers.
We scoured the internet looking for online jobs that didn’t look like spam advertisements, which we continuously had to sort into the idea trash bin. We found out about the RV lifestyle, as many already know, through other channels on YouTube, who had successfully navigated the Social Media world and gained enough popularity to earn an income while traveling fulltime.
We became emboldened by encouraging friends and family who knew us best. There were some doubts from loved ones and supportive thoughts as well. For the most part, our friends and family thought it was an incredible idea. However, they were still full of questions that left us more than concerned about our plans. So of course, we decided to jump in head first and start creating the identity of Hebard’s Travels.
“I work fulltime as a Content Creator for YouTube”.
The first hundred times I said this I actually struggled not to laugh! Explaining it to coworkers was even more of a challenge. It was so misunderstood and the look of disbelief or shock on someone’s face is a thrill, and a vulnerable point for the receiving person to judge at their leisure. It’s not a fancy title, or a big promotion. It takes hard work, dedication, perseverance, guts, more guts, skin of steal, and some sleepless nights working. The journey has been full of mistakes, learning curves, and as it grows, those lessons only get bigger. At some point we gained the courage to tell people no, thank you, we already have fulltime careers.
Road less traveled-
Our channel started when we began our journey traveling fulltime, but what we thought was a detour, turned out to all be part of a larger plan. We began documenting the process of major repairs on our brand new lemon RV. People related to us in a way they never had before. The RV falling apart was an incredible turn of events in our journey. The more open/vulnerable we became, the more people wanted to know the story. It left us wondering what would happen after the rig was repaired. Unexpectedly it opened many other doors for us. We’ve been able to help so many struggling people with similar situations to us. It wasn’t a surprise to find out that we weren’t the only ones facing difficulties with a new RV. We’re very grateful that others have found the content on our channel helpful. The road is far more traveled than we believed
We’re still working on getting the RV back, and the solution is cloudier than Louisiana mud. Whatever transpires from all of this, we will continue to share it with everyone. In the end everything leads back to the journey.
So where do we go from here? We sign on to be cast in a movie. As surreal as it was, just when we were starting to doubt the next steps of our journey, an incredible opportunity came out of left field. When we began speaking with the creator of the movie and their ideas, many things we had doubted in the past suddenly made a lot more sense. The pathway we were on led us straight to this spot. We’ve had the incredible opportunity to help so many more discover their dreams and realize that they weren’t alone either. Even with all of the lessons and detours we have endured, we’re still right on schedule for our journey.