Living on the Road? Need advice!
(St. Louis, MO)
Hello, all! After countless dead end jobs, my husband of almost eight years took the plunge and became a trucker earlier this year. He's now going on six months OTR. There is so much more to the life than either of us ever expected, but aside from all the negative that comes with being a trucker, he's actually pretty happy with it and we're finally making enough money to keep our heads above water.
Anyway, to get to the point. We've always joked about getting rid of our apartment and bills and me just tagging along with him on the road and basically living in his truck. Well, call it a mid-life crisis, but the past few weeks, I've actually been considering it.
I hate my job, we don't have kids to tie us down, and really, I'm just ready for a big change in my life. He's down for me taking the leap and joining him on the road full time, but I'd really like to hear from some of you ladies about it. Is there anyone out there who rides with their husband full time as a non-driver?
What are the pros and cons? Do you regret your decision to join him? I'm nervous about not having a place to call home other than the truck, but it also sounds kind of thrilling, living like a nomad and not knowing what each day will bring. Please let me know your thoughts and\or experiences--good, bad, and ugly.