A Word on RVing Necessities

December 29, 2011 | 14

About a year ago I started a list of the things I would need to buy for RVing. Early on this was an exercise to get me thinking about how much the lifestyle would cost up front and see if it was feasible for me. Once I got serious about it, the list grew at…

Re-examining New Year’s Resolutions

December 26, 2011 | 2

Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas, Hanukah, or whatever your preferred holiday is. I had to work, but had a good meal afterward and then watched a live recorded version of Much Ado About Nothing – maybe it wasn’t traditional holiday watching material, but it was funny. Now we’re less than a week…

Why Go Small RVing?

December 22, 2011 | 33

Of all the things that I have decided to do with my life, my choice to downsize and live simply has been met with more confusion than perhaps even the choice to go RVing itself. Most people assume that when you have big dreams and ambitions that you want more, and that more is always…

Give Yourself Permission

December 19, 2011 | 10

Very often what stands between us and a life of purpose and fulfillment is, ourselves. We think we aren’t clever enough, or knowledgeable enough, or privileged enough to realize our biggest dreams and deepest desires. Nobody else is going to give you permission to live the life you want to live. No knight is shining…

RV Types Explained: Towables

December 15, 2011 | 8

New to RVing? Not sure what people mean when they say ‘Towable’, ‘Travel Trailer’, or ‘5th Wheel’? Then this post is for you! This post is the second half of the RV Types Explained series. In short, during the four to five month period that I was researching and looking at various types of RVs…

Living In The Moment, and Looking Towards Tomorrow

December 12, 2011 | 5

Happiness now, or happiness later? I have given this question a lot of consideration since deciding to go full-timing. I’ve already shared my thoughts about how postponing what you want to do with your life until retirement is a bad idea, but I’m still dealing with this conundrum in other ways. Also, as of this…

Solo RVer Safety

December 8, 2011 | 27

The top item on my parent’s list of concerns when I told them I was going to go full-time RVing by myself was personal safety. This past week, I received an e-mail from a reader who also brought up the subject, so I figured it was worth a post. So far, I have found the…

Fighting Fear

December 5, 2011 | 15

There I was, the keys to the truck in my hand, and $8,833 less in my bank. Just minutes before I’d been eager, excited, and ready. Now I was feeling something akin to terror. What had I just done? I’d traded in my cute, gas efficient, and dependable little car for this 10 year old…

RV Types Explained: Motorhomes

December 1, 2011 | 4

New to RVing? Not sure what people mean when they say ‘Motorhome’, ‘Class C’, or ‘Conversion Bus’? Then this post is for you! During my search for the perfect-for-me RV, I spent a good four to five months poking through information on the internet, and looking at (and gleefully crawling around inside) various types of…

Video: Brake controller Install

November 28, 2011 | 9

As promised, here is the footage my roommate took of me installing the brake controller in my truck yesterday. This really isn’t an instructional video. At all. In fact, it’s a bit ridiculous. And man, is my hair frizzy. (Edit 9/13/2017: Old raw video has been replaced by a nicer, edited version.)

Taking Action on Your Dreams

November 28, 2011 | 10

This is the fifth post in the Dream series,  for previous installments in chronological order, click: 1, 2, 3, 4. So, you’ve done your homework. You decided to really go for one of your dreams, and in order to be prepared, you did the right thing and started gathering information and planning for it. Maybe your…

Sometimes

November 24, 2011 | 10

Sometimes, I struggle to do things that seem so easy to others, and I feel frustrated. Sometimes, I look at what everyone else has and I don’t, and I feel jealous. Sometimes, I think of how much time I waste trying to put it all together, and I feel angry. Sometimes, I worry that my…

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