[Crazy] Dreams Really Do Come True – The Real Dealy

[Crazy] Dreams Really Do Come True

Friends and fellow dreamers…

Every now and then I think we all need a reminder of the power of not giving up on a big, crazy dream.

As I write this, Tom and I are sitting outside of our rolling home on wheels that we fondly call Rigatoni. We’re basking in the sunny warmth that is Las Vegas (while much of the country is still forecasting the "S" word), enjoying wafting smoky goodness from a sizzling ribeye in our little smoker/BBQ.

Memories of our maiden trip south through Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona are still fresh… We've been gone all of three months, after all. And yes, 99% of it has been…AWESOME.

Grand Canyon panorama

Our first visit to the Grand Canyon...totally unforgettable!

This was our crazy dream for the longest time—to spend time traveling and exploring together while we build our own business from the road.

Years ago we talked about traveling around the US and Canada together and one day maybe living while we’re at it. When we spoke those words out loud, they felt nuts. I would have felt embarrassed if someone heard me proclaim to the world that one day Tom and I would spend an extended amount of time traveling—well before we would actually be retired.

When you live in a "normal world" surrounded by other people doing "normal things," you face backlash for having weird dreams.

Because, who decides to go and travel full-time while they’re still in their working years?

That's weird and unrealistic.

However, because we spoke these crazy dreams out loud, we started finding actionable ways to work towards them. We honed skills in writing and marketing so we could build our own business(s) and work them from anywhere. We made arrangements to take on consulting roles that we could manage from the road. We downsized, shedding a collection of “stuff” we rarely used and totally didn’t need. We sold our house of 19 years—shop, garden, chickens and all.

Our "Back to Eden" garden

Our amazing "Back to Eden" garden. We fed the whole neighborhood!

And after years of work, these dreams have become our day to day lives (I'm skipping all the in-between periods of doubt, self-pity, and dumb mistakes we made along the way).

I say this not to brag about how awesome we are, but just as an encouraging reminder to you that at one point every dream seems slightly crazy and insurmountable.

I think it's important to dream dreams like traveling the country or starting a business you love. If dreams are always extremely practical, it can zap the fun away. Dreams should make us excited and invigorated, and they should make us so alive we feel like we would run through a brick wall to achieve them.

So today I want to send you a note of encouragement.

That, and let you know that this new Blog is up and running (thank you for visiting!). It’s a work in progress—just like we are. And I’m good with that. If you have the interest and time, we’d love for you to read some of our posts, and then leave a comment or two if you find them helpful or interesting.

And if something really sucks or needs correcting, then please PM me in Messenger!

Anyway, the people around you may not always believe in you. And at one point your dreams may not be achievable for a year, two years, or five years down the road—but it doesn't mean they aren't worth dreaming.

Once we dared utter our vision to each other, it took us nearly two years to get to our dream of traveling full-time while we actually see places we've only read about. Every day people find ways to accomplish things that at one point seemed out of reach, and so can you.

So, if you're working toward the dream of travel or starting a business/project of your own, we'll do our best to create content that inspires and helps you along the way.

We’re right here at www.TheRealDealy.com. And we’ll see you down the road!

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Jeannine Dealy

Full-time traveler with my hubby, Tom, in our RV 5th wheel named Rigatoni. I blog about our travels and running our business endeavors from the road, while helping network marketers build their business online—getting more leads and sales by giving tons of value and lots of tips and tricks. It’s the real deal!

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Maya - April 5, 2018 Reply

I love this! You go girl!!!

    Jeannine Dealy - April 13, 2018 Reply

    Ah thanks so much, Maya! You’ll be part of our story shortly… Can’t wait to see you out “here”!

Donna Hudson - April 6, 2018 Reply

Excellent post, Jeannine! I thoroughly enjoyed reading (and relating!) to it.

    Jeannine Dealy - April 13, 2018 Reply

    Ah, thanks so much, Donna! One of the best things that has happened to us on this maiden trip was running into you and Tom at Russian River. It was meant to be! BTW, we’ve started making our reservations for Western Washington in June and July. Can’t wait to catch up this summer.

    Wishing you both much success…we want to see you back out “here” soon!

Lindsay - April 8, 2018 Reply

Love this post and the inspiration/encouragement you offer!! Dreams should definitely be crazy and scary and really can come true for anyone! Glad you guys went after yours. I know it was a lot of work to achieve it but it looks like it’s been worth it.

    Jeannine Dealy - April 13, 2018 Reply

    Thanks so much, Lindsay — the journey is still new…lots of “firsts” seem to happen daily! We’re so grateful for other inspired dreamers such as you and Dan who lead the way offering thoughtful mentorship and guidance so our own road less traveled isn’t as bumpy as it would be without you.

    I hope we can meet up somewhere down the road!

Jodi Rae - April 9, 2018 Reply

We spoke a dream to sell my husband’s invention of decades ago-“Monkey Balls!” A BIG, bright yellow circus trailer with flashing colored lights appeared as did events around the nation that craved them! We leave on our maiden voyage in May. We are dreamers. When are led by the nudge of God and not entirely by our own will. We understand you! Keep living just being led. It will never fail you!

    Jeannine Dealy - April 13, 2018 Reply

    Oh Jodi, how AMAZING… Yes, God’s nudge will certainly take you on adventures you can’t even IMAGINE. I cannot wait to follow you in your travels as well. May will be here before you know it (trust me — oh how time flies!). Blessings and many life lessons await you, my friend!!

Joe Kennedy - April 13, 2018 Reply

So happy for you two and looking forward to reading about more of your travels! Funny stories and challenges are always interesting – as well as the places that you’ve loved visiting the most – and where you are headed next …

As soon as the teenager is out of school, Stacia and I plan to take Ava Kalea on a world tour – living in different countries for 6 months to a year at a time. We have to get going on hitting our goals …

    Jeannine Dealy - April 13, 2018 Reply

    Thanks Joe — great to see your comments here, and LOVE your suggestions. We’re on it! There are lots of funny and/or wacky challenges happening to us out here… Maybe I should do a post on all the things that have gone “wrong” on this maiden voyage. It would NOT be short. LOL

    So excited to follow your travels as well. If I know you, you’ll be jumping on those goals in a BIG way. Kudos to you and Stacia… All the best to you both!

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