Hi there. I’m Teresa and I live full time in a big ol’ diesel RV with my husband Brian and our Greyhound John Lee.
I spend too much time at the keyboard and not enough outside; I’m working on changing that.
I’m funny AF if we know/like each other. Otherwise, I’m too often a socially awkward dork unless there’s alcohol involved. Sorry?
Brian is a former soldier, technical professional, firearms expert, beer aficionado and rucking enthusiast.
He oversees A Fearless Venture’s WordPress website care service, spearheads the company’s SEO efforts, and keeps his business partner on track.
John Lee (a.k.a., Buddy) is 10 and toothless, the last in a long line of beloved Greyhound companions we’ve shared our homes with.
We did not name John Lee; he and his littermates appear to have all been named after blues legends.
John Lee came to us after he flunked out of racing. The only thing he’s ever shown interest in chasing after is cats. He lays around an average of 22.5 hours per day.
Our biggest challenge with him is anxiety, which worsened when he became an only dog. He’s also not a fan of moving days, RV maintenance or anything else that makes him believe his house is coming apart.
He loves people of all sizes, but kids especially. He figured out from our camp hosting gig that they’re more likely to fawn over and pet him.
When I originally launched this blog it was as an outlet for frustration over being subject to the whims of our current city, county and state governments.
We planned to move to New Hampshire in support of the Free State Project, a movement organized to concentrate a lot of free-thinking people in a very small area and crowd out as much political bullshit as possible.
So, if you dig through the archives you’ll find posts about political nonsense as well as on New Hampshire (which we still adore and will likely revisit).
We still support the Free State Project and its efforts to free our country from the left/right stranglehold. In New Hampshire the ROI on that kind of work seems markedly better than anywhere else in the U.S.
But we are also weary from traditional activism, which requires us to organize and motivate large groups of people to influence legislators that don’t seem to care about any of us. Three or four strikes against us right there.
The struggle to leave suburbia changed our course for the better. You can read about our path to that decision here.
We put our New Hampshire plans on indefinite hold when we discovered we each held a secret desire to travel, live and work in an RV.
Even though in some ways it feels like the worst of times, we are living in an age of technological wonders and a time in which we are not alone in our desire to escape the life everyone expects us to live.
I know we’re not the only ones yearning to trade the harsh glow of streetlights for the twinkle of a hundred billion stars.
Instead of continuing to complain about ways we are not free, and expending time and energy in a futile fight against the machine, I think I’ve got a better idea.
Focus on how we can live free now.
Let’s do this thing.