Chasing Carter Interview

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I reached out to Whitney about interviewing her. I met her through a mutual friend and fell in love with her story. They are a family of seven that traded in the house and all the stuff to travel around the country in a 250sq ft camper. Here is my interview with Whitney.

Alex: Tell us a little bit about your family and your story.

Whitney: My husband Marshall and I have five kids and it is so much fun. I always knew I  wanted a big family, I don’t think he really knew that he wanted that many kids haha. We had decided that I would stay home once we started having kids and I had not intended to homeschool, but we do. Life got a little crazy after baby #5. I was having some health issues and just struggling to keep it all together. We didn’t have a large house or a lot of stuff. I consider myself more of a minimalist. I don’t like stuff. I know what it is like to have a lot of stuff and having a tough time getting rid of it. I had a hard time getting rid of sentimental items. After the fifth baby, we took an inventory of what we had and felt like we were working so much. He would work during the week and I would work weekends and nights. We were like passing ships in the night. When we were with our kids we just felt so tired and it wasn’t lining up with our values and what we thought life would be like at that stage. 

I have some crazy ideas sometimes and wanted to sell the house and everything. We sold our house in four days. And after looking at houses I felt like we weren’t going to change anything. And I said, what if we just buy a camper and travel for a while and w