Posted in RV Life

A Journey’s Beginning

Here we go. Baby steps. Or maybe a big step-mentally anyway. Today I start scanning and saving our photographs. We can’t take them all on the road when we start our full time RV living dream. But we can take a couple of little external hard drives.

Even though it’s probably three years out, our dream gets more real every day. Each step we take in our plan brings our dream closer, makes it more tangible.

What steps are you taking today to realize your dreams? Do you have a roadmap? What can you check off your list today?

Posted in General

Five Things We Learned at the RV Show Sunday

Sunday afternoon we spent a couple of hours at the Middle Tennessee RV Dealers Association RV show. Rain pelted us from the free parking area to the building. Cold February rain. Yuck! I really felt back for the folks who had to clean the RVs after all of us traipsing through the rigs with our wet, muddy feet. I felt even worse for the salespeople who had to stay out in the rain with all the rigs that were set up outside. Double Yuck!

I also felt a little disappointed there weren’t more motorhomes, specifically Class C. If you wanted to look at Travel Trailers or Fifth Wheels the number of options could overwhelm. In the spirit of due diligence, we toured a couple of Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels. Nope.

We learned five things for sure while we were there:

  1. We want a motorhome, not a trailer.
  2. I really, really do not like Travel Trailers.
  3. Fifth Wheels are beasts.
  4. Class A motorhomes intimidate me. Not sure why. Maybe the huge windshields?
  5. We both LOVE Jayco Greyhawk 29MV motorhome. We have named it “The One To Beat.”

I’m glad we went. I hope we get the opportunity to attend several more over the next couple of years. We both love the Jayco, but we want to make sure that’s what we want.

Posted in RV Life

Three-Plus a Few Months-Year Plan

OCTOBER 1, 2022

Go Day

I’m not intentionally cryptic, just don’t have time to lay it all out right now. But I will soon.

10/1/22

That’s the date we’ve chosen to launch start living life on the road as full time RVers. We’ve got three years and eight months to prepare. Seems like a long time. Really, it’s not.

Let’s get this party started.

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When a Dream is Just Crazy

Have you ever had a dream that is just so crazy it scares you? But you can’t get it out of your mind. You research it. How do other people make it work? Is it even really feasible? You keep it a secret because it’s JUST CRAZY.

But finally, one day you just can’t stand it. You’re about to burst. So you tell your spouse. You hold your breath, bracing for laughter, or a shake of the head as the spouse says, “Yeah, that would be great, if only…”

Only, your spouse doesn’t laugh.

Your spouse doesn’t shake his head.

He says, “That would be so cool. Let’s figure out a way to do it.”

What?

So now what?

Gulp. Big deep gulp. Can this be for real? It has to be a God thing because this dream is too crazy for the spouse to agree.

This has been my past couple of days. What is the dream? Full time RVing. Yep, you read that right. I want to sell our stuff, buy an RV, and live on the road. Crazy, right? But I’ve been thinking about it for years. It just won’t go away.

Now to the research. Lots and lots and lots and lots of research. Number one issue will be making a living while learning to be nomads.

Do you have a crazy dream that you’ve hesitated to share with anyone? How do you approach it? Do you research and try to find a way, or just daydream about it?

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2019

Here we are two and a half weeks into 2019. How does time go so fast? Working on personal goals and development this year. More about that in another post.

I just wanted to say that I’m still here. LOL! I had honestly planned to just let blogging go for good since I’m clearly not good at it. But there’s a little prickle in the back of my mind telling me not to give up, but to come at it differently. More about that in another post.

How’s your 2019 so far? What are your plans for the year?

Posted in General, Knitting

My New Obsession, I Mean Hobby

I’m learning to knit!! Finally. I’ve wanted to learn for a while, but as a total lefty, it’s hard to find good, simply, understandable instructions. Not only am I a lefty, but I’m more and more a visual/tactile learner as I get older. 

I’m super grateful for my friend Kaye (who is a knitter) who scoured YouTube to find a good video for me. After two false starts, I got going. And haven’t looked back!!

I am completely addicted to knitting! I love the feel of the yarn in my fingers, the click-clack of the needles, the growth of yarn into knitted fabric piling up in my lap. 

I hope my family is prepared. Many of them will receive hand knitted scarves and hats for Christmas this year. I can’t make myself stop!!

Posted in General, Writing

A Writer Without Words

I admit it. That’s where I am. A writer without words. It sucks. I hate it. I beat myself up over it. How can I call myself a writer if I don’t write? Why don’t I just do it? Where are the words? 

I can’t call this writer’s block. It’s not. It’s fear. Pure and simple blinding fear. When I sit down to write I absolutely freeze. The negative voice in my head is stronger than my will to write at this point.

I hate this. 

Hate it!

But how do I beat it? That’s a real question. Suggestions?