As we first began to RV full time it had been a little challenging.
It was actually hard to become accustomed to the little living quarters, the restroom smaller compared to a telephone booth, particularly long drives on uninteresting interstates, determining how the cable connection works at every camping site, oh-so much fun black water drainings, incredibly chatty “RV” neighbours, missing friends and family back at home.
Yet despite all of thatafter the first week or so, we began to discover how suitably RVing fit our standards of living, just how comfortable it is and how the small place really improves your life as well as how liberating the journey really is.
But so far, the best thing of living in the RV full time is definitely the absolute and utter escape from “the scheduled life”.
If you have kids, you know exactly what I am speaking about.
It is the constant running to baseball practice, lacrosse practice, swimming lessons, chess club, drum lessons, range of family events, countless birthday parties, play dates and every other activity in which uses up the majority of any suburban family’s routine schedule.
It is stressful(I did not even do majority of it in the family)!
Although all those things are great and can be fun for you to do, when you are RVing, you’re 100 % free from that lifestyle and you are able to live life “unscheduled”.
When you are RVing full time, you go where you choose to visit and at whatever pace that is a convenience to you. Not that we don’t go on a schedule, since we do.
In fact, you have to have RV park reservations along with 2 kids in the heart of the summertime. Mainly because RV parks fill up fairly quickly and you need to reserve earlier or you’ll be shut out.
Sure, you’ll find lots of RV blog writers which discusses how staying at an RV you are your own boss, there is no dependence on hotel accommodations, airports, restaurant reservations and being “at one” with the wilderness.
Do not be fooled by any of that. Greatest reason of all is freedom away from the scheduled life.
Freedom and “location independence” is exactly what driven each of us to create lives that can support a full time RV lifestyle for a yearor longer. When I browsed The 4-Hour Workweek three years ago, it was all over for me. I believed I had to make it happen. And author Tim Ferris does not have kids so he did not actually explained this kind of independence and freedom.
But I believe there’s no other freedom that tops it. I’d guess that at some stage in our journey I’ll miss all that scheduling, all of the parties, all the activities but for the time being I’m not. It is a fun filled break and for me its the #1 reason to have RVing full time.
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April 25 2012 09:40 am | Vacations