We had the good fortune of connecting with Anna Kruger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anna, how do you define success?
To me success is something that makes an individual feel completely whole and content. It could range from something as big as achieving a dream you have since childhood, , to something as little as fixing something yourself around your home. Does success mean money? We’ll, yes. To some it does, to others not so much…Success is a funny word because it is completely subjective, what means success to one person, could mean torture for others. I, myself am a great example of this. My husband and I are full time RVers. We Live on the road full time, work when we can, and get by with little. We trade the “normal” life for a life of travel and experiences. We are doing that right now, in our eyes that makes us successful. My husbands family on the other hand are filled with lawyers and business owners. They work hard, have little days off, and make very good money. They find our way of life unconventional, troubling and simply confusing. On the opposite side of that coin my husband and I find their lives to be exhausting , tough, and frankly boring. However, we are both successful. Them in what they do and we with what we do. Bottom line, if you want to be successful, Find something that interests you, give it a try. And if it’s something you truly love. You’ve found your success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
First off, let me say I think life is about the “What’s, When’s, Where’s, and How’s”. I used to work as a Spa Manager at a 5 star hotel in Paris. It was a regular 9 to 5 job, and even though I was making good money and living in a beautiful city, I just wasn’t fulfilled. Something was missing.I wasn’t happy, I needed something exciting, something new. I needed a challenge…I gave up everything to live in Sonoma, CA in hopes of starting over. I didn’t know it yet, but that’s where I would meet my husband and start my exiting journey towards my “American Dream”. He would introduce me to the world of nomadic RV living, Showing me the entirety of the Incredible and eclectic USA. He would also introduce me to the Film industry. He is a stuntman for film and television, which at the time I didn’t even know existed. I learned that with his career, it allowed him to travel freely while making money on the road. I wanted to be apart of that, So, once Covid hit we spoke seriously about our goals. We ultimately decided that I would become his manager, (reviewing contracts, Reaching out to coordinators, learning the politics of the business ETC.) Together, we now travel the country in search for the next big show. I think it is crucial to trust yourself and to listen your heart. if you are not happy in your actual job or life, try something new, believe in your dream. Don’t let fear or doubt drag you under, and start creating the life you want.
As of now, I am very happy with the life I have created for myself. I still have a lot to achieve and goals to accomplish, But as for now, .I can travel WHERE I want, work WHEN I want and live exactly HOW I want. WHAT else is there?
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Sedona, Arizona along with its surrounding towns are incredibly beautiful, especially if you like nature. I would definitely do some hikes (Devils bridge, cathedral rock, 2 nuns Etc,…), Visit Jerome for some historic past, or go grab a delicious pizza at “Bocce” in Cottonwood. For a relaxing evening while enjoying a cocktail with a view I would suggest “Creekside American bistro” in Sedona. For some fun I would paddle the Verde River especially on those hot AZ days.
To Spice things up, I would take the RV into Page AZ, where I would stay at “Lone Rock Beach” and spend the days paddling Lake Powell and exploring all of the magnificent Canyons, ending the day with one of the best sunsets we’’ve seen.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
With the fear of sounding Cliché…My parents. I grew up in France with a dream of living in the states. I always expressed to my parents this dream, and with their unwavering support, I am now a married green card holding citizen of the US. Talk about success right?