Imagine being in a small space for 10 months with two of your boyfriend’s exes. For Abi Roberts, Morgan Tabor and Bekah King, this was their reality.
However, it was a dream come true for them.
It started with an uneasy feeling. Morgan had been dating her boyfriend for a while but started investigating when things didn’t feel right.
Thanks to social media, Morgan found the answer she was dreading: her boyfriend was dating not one, but two other women. Those women were Abi Roberts and Bekah King. Morgan reached out to each of the women.
Together, all three women confronted him and dumped him. Throughout the emotional process of relationships ending, unexpected friendships began.
“We all quickly realized that we were going to be good friends. There was just this kind of knowing deep inside of us. It's like, these girls are special,” said Morgan.
Turns out, they had a lot more in common than just the man they were dating. “We all discovered that all of us had this dream of living on the road or doing van life or something like that,” said Abi.
The trio bought a 30-year-old school bus and renovated it into a living space perfect for achieving their dream of traveling across the country. It took months of meeting in Boise to design and renovate their soon-to-be home. Once it was finished, they cleverly named themselves “The BAM Bus” after their initials and hit the road.
Moving on became their new way of life.
“I think one of the beautiful things about living on the road is that we're never in a stable, comfortable environment, which isn't fun a lot of the time, but it really pushes us to learn how we can best support each other,” said Bekah.
They traveled to places like the Grand Teton National Park, the Great San Dunes, and Yellowstone National Park. They say the hardest part about living on the bus was finding a bathroom. And the best part was meeting beautiful people from all over the country.
“Having a community and finding an outlet for yourself where you can work through that pain in a healthy way is really important. And it's something that I think everyone can benefit from,” said Abi.
Along the way, they learned important things about female friendships, living intentionally and how to heal from difficult things. The trio has empowered one another and inspired others to do the same, especially those who may have gone through something similar.
“It’s very important and empowering to find a group of women that you can count on. Female friendships really do have a lot of power in them once you've really found your group,” says Bekah.
Despite the heartbreak that brought them together, Abi, Morgan and Bekah wouldn’t change a thing.
“The things that we have been through since then and the experiences we've had together and the ways that we have shaped each other...it can't be replicated,” said Abi. “I don't think any of us would be the same people that we are today if it hadn't happened. I think we're all pretty proud of the growth that we've had and the experiences that have led us to where we are right now.”
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