It’s my sixth nomadiversary today, hoorah! Not the anniversary of when I started living in the Casita, which was late April 2012, but it was on September 14th of that year that I actually started traveling full-time.
And in celebration, today I thought I’d share another tool that I used to make my transition to full-time RVing more manageable. In the final months leading up to hitting the road, most people experience doubt to some degree – which isn’t surprising considering all the work that needs to be done to live this lifestyle.
Let me introduce you to the concept of The One Thing.
This may sound familiar to some of you, that’s because it’s a book, authored by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. In short, the book talks about the value of simplifying one’s workload by focusing on the one most important task in any given project. It actually was published the year after I hit the road, but looking back, I can see that this is one of the ways I made going full-timing easier on myself.
Think about your greatest fear about hitting the road, the one thing that is providing most of the concern. As a working-aged person who wasn’t independently wealthy and who didn’t have a travel-friendly job, my biggest fear was running out of money. I had an emergency fund saved up to cover unexpected expenses, but that wasn’t enough to ease my worry. So I thought to myself, what’s the number one thing I could do to feel better about the financial side of full-timing.
For me, that was lining up my first work-camping job months before I hit the road.
I specifically timed my departure for mid-September, so that my first work-camping gig would be Amazon shortly thereafter. I’d done enough research on Amazon CamperForce to have a pretty good idea of the kind of money I’d make, I applied and landed the job in June. So no matter how hectic those weeks leading up to my departure date were with getting all the logistics taken care of, at least I didn’t have to worry about money right away.
So if you’re getting ready to go full-time RVing, what’s The One Thing you can do to make the process easier on yourself?
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Cas is still looking for a new home! Or perhaps more accurately, a new person or couple to be a home for. He’ll be available for pickup in Denver, CO later this month, here’s his listing on Fiberglass RV for more details.
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