My name is Julia and I'm the owner, maker, and solo-preneur behind Topaz & Pearl jewelry. Two weeks ago, I started traveling full-time while operating my business from my tiny home on wheels (a Ram Promaster self-converted into an RV). I'm traveling the U.S. with my fiance and our pup while running my handmade jewelry business as my only job. I'd like to show other creative entrepreneurs that being your own boss is the ultimate key to the adventurous lifestyle you desire (you know, if that's your kind of thing)! This blog post is a glimpse into what I've learned in the first 14 days of running my business nomadically and #vanliving around the southeast.
At 23 years old, I quit my job and left everything behind to hit the open road. I traveled for eight months living out of my Camry with one goal: pursue happiness. This is the story of how I began that journey and my advice for making big changes in your own life.