Going full-time RVing. It’s a scary goal, paved with a lot of hard work and uncertainty. Deciding what RV to buy (and then actually buying it), downsizing out of a house, getting the logistics of mail, banking, and insurance sorted, not to mention the question of how to earn a living on the road, it all takes a lot of effort. For many, it can be the hardest thing they’ve ever done in their life.
If you want to make it easier on yourself, learn to love the challenge.
Yes, it will be hard work. Yes, you will have to sacrifice in other areas of your life to make it happen. Yes, you won’t always know what you’re doing and Yes, things won’t always go according to plan.
But if you resist the process, if you want the reward without the effort, you only make it harder on yourself. Spending time thinking you need to get X done instead of actually sitting down and getting X done only drags the pain out.
A lot of people see being a full-time traveler as a growth experience, learning more about yourself and the world through the places you visit. This is true.
But you know what’s also true? The growth starts long before your first night in your RV. It starts when you decide you’re the kind of person who can achieve a hard goal. It starts the moment you make a commitment to yourself to make this dream happen.
That feeling of self-empowerment will carry you a ways into all the work that needs to happen to hit the road, but at some point it will likely falter. And when it does, there’s another opportunity for growth ahead of you.
Find a way to appreciate the process, to accept the hard work leading up to that magnificent first night on the road. Find a way to release that resistance, that fear that it won’t all go the way you expect.
Become the kind of person who enjoys the grind, who enjoys the challenge. We grow more through adversity than when everything is going right.
Not only will this help make your journey to full-time RVing easier, it’ll make every other big dream you strive for in life easier, as well.
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