About nine years ago I started a little exercise in downsizing my life. Most of it was due to moving from Florida to North Carolina, to Arkansas, to Virginia, and finally Indiana – it was done out of necessity. Each step along the way I would get rid of more stuff. You’d think by the time I ended up in Indiana I’d have next to nothing left, and I am pretty close! As far as furniture goes, I only have one Queen Anne chair, ottoman, and a TV stand that are still with me from Florida. The rest is stuff I simply haven’t wanted to part with (some crystal and some other items I just love), plus I’ve purchased a few things in the nearly four years I’ve been in Indiana. In preparation for moving into an RV full-time, I find myself back in the process of downsizing once again! Woohoo! Continue reading “Let the downsizing begin!”
The RV lifestyle and community
It sometimes seems that research on full-time RV life raises as many questions as it answers. I want to learn as much as possible about RV safety and towing, floor plans, etc. before hitting the road. One thing I’ve learned from reading RV related blogs and websites is that everyone in the RV community is so incredibly helpful and positive. It seems everyone truly loves it and everyone is an amazing advocate for the lifestyle. I haven’t yet found anyone who tells the reader to run as fast as possible away from full-time RV’ing. I’m sure it’s not everyone’s cup of tea – but apparently those folks are not out there blogging about it!
I’ve been thinking about becoming a full-time RV’er for many years. The dream of living full-time in an RV and traveling (slowly) through the U.S., Canada, and possibly Mexico. For the past few years, I’ve been living in Indiana, where my son, daughter-in-law, and my three grandchildren are. Just a few months ago my son started talking about selling their house to become full-time RV’ers, homeschool their kids, and work camp along the way. Couldn’t believe what I was hearing and did a little dance to the music to my ears! Continue reading “Should I or shouldn’t I? The decision to become a full-time RV’er.”