Life on the road is…life.
Lest anyone think by reading my blog that everything is lollipops and roses, there are some things I want you to know.
Life is life with good and bad and ups and downs. Old or young, retired and free, or working, traveling or rooted, nothing is perfect.
I try to focus on the positive when I write here, because…well really, that’s how I’m feeling…mostly positive, mostly happy, and mostly peaceful. That’s not to say I don’t have my moments. There are worries and down times and moody times. I don’t feel good 24/7 and I make my share of mistakes…just so you know! And just so if you ever decide on this lifestyle you will know not to expect 100% bliss.
There is rarely a ‘perfect’ camping place, but there are quite a few near perfect ones. When it comes to an RV, I think they have yet to build the perfect one, but there are a lot of really nice ones to choose from. You can have a lot of sunshine and warm weather because you have wheels, but you will get some rain sooner or later.
And, you still have the same brain and the same thought processes and the same baggage, unless you actively work on changing those things….JUST SO YOU KNOW.
Just so you know….for me, life is good. I’m 100% glad that I’ve chosen this lifestyle and I hope to keep living it for quite awhile. I enjoy it more than I even thought I would! I love having time to think and write, meditate and pray. I’m grateful that I have the health and finances to experience this. So far I’m spending less living on the road than I was living in my home. That’s good because I’m making less money than I was while I was working.
I love the learning, the exploring, and the challenges! I’m having more fun on a day to day basis than I probably ever have had in my adult life, feeling happier, less stressed, and more peaceful.
Maybe a lot depends on expectations too. I focus on keeping things simple. I’m happy to conserve energy, and live in a semi-minimalist way. Things like the ocean, the mountains, trees, starry nights, sunsets and sunrises, and weeds in bloom are the beauty I seek. Birdsong is great music, as is the wind in the trees and the sound of surf on the shore. I like people but I’m also happy with my own company. The company of Joy and Shiloh is precious to me.
So I’m happy to say, after 7 months on the road, it’s not perfect, but for me it’s darn close, and my thought is to continue on as long as it’s working! Yay!
Just so you know…