The Rolling Rogans
The Short Story
We are Joe and Amy Rogan, a couple of crazy 40 year olds that made a decision to change our lives from the corporate world to a life of adventure and freedom. Life is too short. We love to inspire change, encourage people to live financially free, enjoy working together all the time, while rolling along on road trips meeting and helping amazing people along the way.
My name is Amy Rogan. My husband, Joe Rogan, and I have been married since September of 2000. We met the second day of art college at SCAD in beautiful Savannah, GA in 1996 at the ripe young age of 18. Soon after we got married and graduated into the “real world,” my Fibromyalgia pain and Depression climaxed, resulting in multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis along with Anxiety and Insomnia. Needless to say, the first few years of our marriage were hell. But Joe’s faith and unwavering belief that I would get better pulled me through and out of the darkest part of my life. His choice to love me unconditionally and believe in me was the pivot in the right direction for my healing journey. He gave up his career as a traditional animator to work at UPS to support us.
(Check out our blog and resources about our past journey at OurPivotalMoments.com)
Around 2006 is when I really felt like I completely eliminated the Manic Depression diagnosis. I was no longer on medications and I was finally starting my career in Fashion. I felt normal! For our 10th anniversary, he took action and left UPS to pursue his entrepreneurial heart. Over the years, Joe and I have had many adventures, ups and downs in our marriage, finances, and jobs. After my Cancer scare in 2015, I realized we could no longer live the “normal” life. We had so much more to do, so many more lives to impact. So we began this newest chapter of our lives with personal development, service to others, and living life to the fullest.
In 2017, we got a taste of our biggest adventure yet by traveling around the country on a business road trip through 27 states for 8 weeks in our Honda Fit. That journey was a vision of belief, challenges, and planting seeds for our financial freedom. Joe gets these visions of what we have to do and I have to figure out how to bring those visions into our reality. It’s just like when I do my technical design consulting work, the designer comes up with the idea and I make it happen. Joe and I are just like that, we make a great team (even though he pushes me way out of my comfort zone sometimes.)
In June of 2018, just after our return from a road trip to San Antonio Texas to help launch some new business partners, our Honda Fit crossed over 200,000 miles and decided to shove us faster towards our goal of getting into the van life. We found our 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster at a dealer near by and made it happen. We had been envisioning expanding into the van for about a year so we knew exactly what we wanted.
In May 2019, we sold our house and that’s when it really hit us, it’s really happening. Plans are moving faster and right in line with what we envisioned. We are excited for you to join us on our journey and we want to help you make the changes to your life that you want to do. An arrow can not hit it’s target unless it’s pulled back, aimed properly, and let go. Find your vision, find your destination, and then enjoy the journey no matter how hard it is. When you take action you can live the life of freedom you want. It’s going to be quite the adventure!