I started researching full-time RV life September of 2009. I have gotten much of my inspiration and information from blogs of those that are living the lifestyle. Regular blog posters are rare in the category I search (single, female, full-time RV). There are even fewer blogs of single women preparing for the change. So I thought I would make one and see if I can find some kindred spirits.
For now, I'm planning on purchasing a 30 foot Class A (the RV's that look like buses). I will take my motorcycle as a toad (towed vehicle to get around local areas when I'm parked). The Class A will have to be used so I can afford it. Recently, my research has been focused on whether I can afford to do this. Things like insurance, vehicle upkeep, and RV space rental look like they will take the most money. I have gotten excellent estimates on how much things will cost from RV-Dreams.com financial pages. Thank you to Howard and Linda!
Currently, I work most of my shifts from my home office but the job will not translate to my new lifestyle. I'm thinking I can learn medical transcription and use that to make a living on the road. That will involve starting my own company so I can work as an independent contractor.
My head is all over the place. Some days I think this will all be too much work and too much change. Other days, I'm ready to get in my truck and leave tomorrow. I regularly ask myself WHY? I have a good job, a good life, couldn't wish for more. I'm still working on a concise answer to WHY? I know it has to do with learning to live from heart instead of my head. Finding my joy. I read blogs and books on this topic and they always make me tear up. Tear up with a longing deep in my chest. I have a feeling that I want that. I think it would change how I feel about life and people.
What do I see when I dream about my life on the road? I've never been a big traveller. I don't like to fly, I don't like crowds, and I don't like being rushed. There are things I want to see. Mt. Rushmore, The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Washington DC etc. I envision being able to see these places in my own time, avoiding the biggest crowds, and really learning about each thing. I love exploring cemetaries and making up stories about the people represented by the headstones. I love living slowly, taking my time to fully explore and experience anything I want to. I like to meet interesting individuals and learn their stories, their experiences, and their life lessons. I hope to avoid hustle/bustle, dressing up and mean people.
On people: I just want to say that I generally avoid them. I get my feelings hurt easily and I think people can be unpredictable, careless, and mean. I know there are good people out there (most of them love dogs