I decided on Christmas day that enough was enough. Even though in my state it’s not bad, it’s only going to get worse. I am tired of looking over my shoulder; not being able to RV without setting myself to a schedule so that I can let the sheriff’s department know. Having to be around every 3 months and wait for the sheriff’s department to show up because there is no set time or date. The biggest fear is that I am going to do something or be in a place I am not supposed to, because I didn’t know, and end up back behind bars.
PTSD is real for most PFR’s (People Forced to Register). The older I get, the harder it is to make changes in my life, and there is no time like the present. I am shooting for mid-2022, maybe sooner, to move to a place where I can be myself; move at my own pace; and check in with no one before I do. I will start in Germany and move on from there. The monkey on my back has to go, and that is exactly what it is, a Monkey. Because only Monkeys play games all the time.
Today, I sold my 2016 Jeep Wrangler since I can not take it with me. I had to use part of my savings to pay the difference off, but now I will save about $600 a month. It’s only been 8 years since I left the gated community, but I have collected way too much stuff and it’s not going to be easy getting rid of it.
I am learning German online with Babbel and, of course, starting to put together what I call “The Folder” which will contain all necessary paperwork I need to make this plunge. At this point, I am ready, willing, and able!
Personally, I want to thank River for his inspiration that led me to this decision. I have been following his videos for over 2 years. I have read his book and look forward to meeting him in 2022! The work that he and his group do is amazing. I encourage anyone who is not a patron to become one and help support this amazing team of individuals. They have gone out of their way to help all of us have and achieve a better life. A fresh start, if you will. For me, it will be a new beginning. I am retired now and these last years of my life are supposed to be fun-filled and adventurous, not filled with hate and fear!
Lass den Spaß beginnen!
Let the fun begin!