Have you ever felt like life is passing you by? Like there must be more to life than just the daily grind of work, commute, and obligations? For many people, the idea of selling their home and traveling full-time is a dream that seems unattainable. However, for us, it became a reality.
In today’s fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves caught up in the daily grind, constantly planning for the future without thoroughly enjoying the present. But what if we could break free from the monotony, sell our home, and embark on an adventure of a lifetime? That’s exactly what we decided to do – sell our home and embrace full-time RV travel. In this blog post, we’ll delve into our decision-making process, the benefits of RV living, and how it has transformed our lives.
The Decision To Sell
After our youngest went off to college, we realized that we were spending too much time and energy maintaining a large home, focusing on material possessions, and constantly planning for the future. Every weekend was planned out by Wednesday. Can you relate? We yearned for a sense of freedom and flexibility that traditional living couldn’t provide. Selling our home and downsizing to an RV seemed like the perfect solution to break free from the chains of conformity. Were we crazy? Was this even attainable?
Living in an RV requires downsizing and embracing a minimalist lifestyle. We carefully evaluated our possessions, separating what was truly essential from the clutter that had accumulated over the years. By letting go of unnecessary material belongings, we gained a newfound appreciation for experiences and memories rather than material possessions. Was it hard? Absolutely! However, we kept the main goal in mind and found that we still had the memories, even without the stuff. You can read our blog here for more information on What To Do With Sentimental Items When Downsizing
Benefits of Full-Time RV Travel
One of the most exciting aspects of full-time RV travel is the ability to explore new places at your own pace. We have the freedom to choose our destinations, discover hidden gems, and immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature. Every day, from majestic mountains to serene lakeshores, brings a new adventure and a fresh perspective on life. We adopted the motto that we would eat when we are hungry and sleep when we were tired. In a fast-paced world, that’s unheard of! We also knew we’d make mistakes, there would be life detours and last-minute changes. Flexibility is the key to making this adventure a positive experience.
Living in an RV provides ample opportunities to meet fellow travelers and build meaningful connections. Living in our traditional home, we were extremely occupied with work, which left us with no chance to socialize with friends. However, during our travels, we have had the chance to meet people from various backgrounds, forming a varied and encouraging community of friends whom we fondly call our road family. Sharing stories, tips, and experiences with like-minded individuals has enriched our journey and made it even more rewarding. Check out our detailed blog where we kept track of our entire year of finances here: How Much Does it Cost To RV Full-Time?
Personal Growth and Self-Discovery
Full-time RV travel has presented us with countless opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery. Stepping out of our comfort zones, we have faced new challenges, developed problem-solving skills, and embraced a sense of adaptability. We have become more self-reliant, open-minded, and resilient individuals, constantly learning and evolving along the way.
Life is what you make it, right? Our life is based on the decisions we make at whatever given point in time we make them. But life is also about chapters. Choosing to sell our home and embrace full-time RV travel has been a life-changing decision. By prioritizing experiences over possessions, we have discovered the joy of living in the present moment. So, are we planning life or living life? We can confidently say that we are living life to the fullest.
After 7 Years of Full-Time RV Living – What’s Next?
So what’s next for us? After the significant changes to travel in 2020, we were presented with the opportunity to open Panels Up Solar. And after just our first year in business, we outgrew our building. Justin has worked with RV Solar since 2017, and it’s been a busy, amazing and incredible two years so far. We certainly aren’t done traveling, but remember I mentioned chapters above? Well, this is our chapter right now. To help others live more freely and enjoy the serenity and freedom that solar and energy solutions on their RV bring to their life. We know how much it enhanced our experience, and it was time to share it.
Next week we close on a tiny house on a large piece of property. Where our two new puppies can run and play, and we can enjoy the hot summer days of MS in a pool. Will we continue to travel? Absolutely! It will just look a little different for a while. It’s your turn! So we are here to support you!
In conclusion, our hope for everyone is that whatever your dream is, you find a way to attain it. It just takes small steps to get there. It won’t happen overnight. But if you stay focused and determined, you’ll get there! You got this!!
Here are a few more blogs we think you’ll love:
- RV Life – Why We Decided To Live Full-Time in an RV
- 10 Reasons To Live Full-Time in An RV
- The Best Tips for Organizing Your RV Stuff
- What To Do With Photos When Downsizing
- The Best 30+ RV Hacks!
Also! Check out our Off the Beaten Path series! We explored the lower 48 states and all the amazing places on less traveled roads. Off the Beaten Path in Every State! Hidden Secrets in the Lower 48!
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