THE STORY OF TO THE POINT
In 2014 we had been married for just one year when we purchased our first home. The house needed a complete renovation and although we had never tackled a project quite like this we were ready to jump in with both feet! To our surprise, the house was a bit more work than we anticipated.
In 2015, knee deep into our renovation, we began talking about the possibility of changing the direction of our lives. We began discussing what it would look like to head out on an adventure. We talked about leaving our jobs, selling our house in Michigan and venturing out to find a new place to settle down. We tossed around idea after idea including traveling in an RV, a truck camper, and (now, to my horror) even an 8 foot storage trailer! We talked about where we would go, the kinds of places we wanted to park our RV, the area of the country where we might like to live.
After many days and nights of dreaming about how we could pull this off we started to put our plan in to motion. We became incredibly motivated to get the renovation finished and get the house listed on the market. By the end of the summer we had a buyer! We made the final decision to buy a travel trailer and started educating ourselves on RV living. We were going to head out to Oregon and stop wherever we wanted along the way. Our plan was to pack up a storage cube with the items that we definitely had to keep and have it delivered to us there. We knew we needed to start the process of downsizing from our 2,000 square foot house to a 26 foot RV. It was a bit of a challenge but we did it!
In November of 2015 we told our families good-bye, loaded up our cat and dog and set out on our adventure. We had a general idea of the places that we wanted to stop but no real plans. We weren't sure how long it would take us to make it to our destination and we weren't in a big hurry to get there. In January of 2016 we arrived in Bastrop, Texas, just east of Austin. Our plan was only to stay for a short time before we continued on to the Pacific Northwest. We quickly fell in love with the small town and I soon found myself telling Tana that I thought we had found "home".
I began sharpening knives as a hobby and to make a few bucks on the side and realized that there was a great need in this community for a full time sharpener. I officially launched my business in June of 2016 and found myself becoming involved with the knife community. I've never met a more welcoming, generous, supportive group of folks. This business is evolving everyday and I can't wait to see where we end up!
It's amazing what life has to offer when you're able to think outside of the box and step into an adventure! We all deserve to be happy!
~Grizz and Tana