“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous
I am just going to say up front we don't have a lot of answers about Rv living. This is as new a journey for us as it is for anyone reading this. We have spent a lot of time researching Rv life, reading blogs, and checking out Rv's but at the end of the day this is still an adventure and a journey we are entering knowing we can't foresee every challenge or roadblock but we are open to the experience and exited to tell this story!
For a long time now we have wanted to do this but just didn't feel like it was the right timing. Work, school, debt, all the normal human things were our excuse for not taking this dream seriously. In the past year though we really began to feel that pull toward tiny house living and creating a better story for our family. At the end of the day we don't want fear to be the excuse for not trying something and yes this experience may be hard but it might also be really beautiful and create memories for ourselves and our daughter that are invaluable. I also think that it is important to say this lifestyle isn't for everyone and the stories we tell are all unique but can be equally beautiful and really we each need to find what works for our families and the lives we want to lead.
So what now? Well we did find an Rv we absolutely love! It is perfect and once we actually have it I will do a post on why we chose it and what we were looking for in an Rv. For now though we are waiting to see if financing comes through for the Rv. That will determine our next steps, I want to tell you we will be out and traveling by the end of the month... but I don't know. The more we get into this experience and life style the more I am realizing there are so many things I have to let go of and can't control. So for right now we are waiting for an email about the finances, working on down sizing our 1,500 square foot house worth of belongings, and taking really deep breaths. It would be a lie if I told you this wasn't terrifying, and the part of me that likes control wasn't panicking...but at the end of the day this is the story we want, the beauty, the outdoor lifestyle, the closeness... this is what our family values and how can we not give that a try?
“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
If you travel full time (or ever have) I would love to hear what your experience was like? If you don't ( or even if you do) I would love to know what your family values are and what choices or adventures you have embarked on to make those happen? The beautiful thing with life is that everyone's experience is so different and so hearing and connecting through each others stories can create an amazing portrait of all the lives, hard work, and beautiful moments we choose.