We have been living full time in the RV for over a month now, and I can truly say we are loving the freedom and mobility of our new home! There is so much joy in having the freedom to wake up in the morning and go where you want, do what you want and be who you want to be! We don't have a mortgage that holds us down, electric and water bills to pay every month, and corporate jobs to keep us in one place - we are truly free!
Of course we do have to pay for gas, some campsites, food and the essentials, but it isn't the same as paying someone to live in your own home, or paying bills to big companies that get to change their pricing whenever they want, or working for someone else and making them money! We can decide to stay longer in one place so we don't have to pay high gas prices, or go boondocking so we don't have to pay campsite fees, and the biggest thing, we are working towards being our own bosses!
For many people this may seem scary, or just over the top, but for us it is truly a life that in just over a month has made us happier, healthier and closer as a family. Recently we spent two nights in a hotel room in Myrtle Beach (last minute decision), and even though I had a blast at the beach, I missed our home on wheels! I missed our cozy little bed (even with the horrible mattress), and the way our family curls up around each other to read or play games. We've learned to work with each other and created a routine so that all of us are happy and united in keeping our tiny space a home.
RVing full time is definitely not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but for us it is the sweetest cup of tea ever! And even if full time rving isn't for you, maybe our adventure will inspire you to make changes in your life so that you do have more freedom and happiness. Just the process of getting into our RV was a study in freedom - by getting rid of stuff we didn't need, paying off bills/debts, and learning to live within our means (and by reevaluating our "means"), we reached a level of freedom that everyone could benefit from! Learning to live with less things is one of the greatest freedoms one can reach! Even now, in our already very downsized life, I find things to get rid of so that we have more space for what really matters - family, love and freedom!
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I am a mother and stepmother, fierce slayer of mental illness, writer and traveler. I love the constant change of the road, and the experiences it brings our family. We have learned so much being full-time RVers, and love the freedom this lifestyle gives us.