Friday, June 25, 2010


In my journey to full-timing I've had a couple of moments.  In retrospect, they were moments that realized this life is the place I want to live, the person I want to be.  The first time was reading Howard and Linda's blog at RV-Dreams.  There were references here & there about learning to live from his heart more than his head.  As he was learning to full-time, he was also learning about himself and becoming more comfortable.  Each time I came across those entries, my eyes would start to leak and I wasn't sure why.  There was my adventure to the RV-Dreams rally in Sept 2009.  After 2 full days of people and presentations, I was not on people overload, I wanted more!  Yesterday and today, my eyes are leaking as I read a book.  I am not a reader.  Any books I 'read' are books on tape.  I'm slow at reading, my comprehension is poor and it gives me a headache.  Are you getting the picture??  Not a Reader here.  There is a certain book that kept popping up, I was NEVER going to find on tape.  The other day, I followed a link on a blog and purchased a book called The Woman's Guide to Solo RVing .  While I was ordering that helpful book, this book that keeps popping up.....  popped up!  Imagine that.  The book is RV Traveling Tales:  Women's Journeys on the Open Road .  So, I ordered that one too.  The 'guide to solo rving' is well written and full of helpful info.  It's full of LISTS!  my kind of book.  I'm sure I will return to it again & again.   I started Traveling Tales yesterday.  It touches me and makes my eyes leak.  Things about RV living, that touch me, give me a feeling that is SO hard to explain.  It's a feeling of I WANT!  I want to be there, I want to meet these people, I want to be a part of ALL of it.   The book is collection of short stories from women who full-time.  I want to meet each one of them, each of their dogs, their partners, and yes... even their kids :0)   There's a chapter written by a 14 year old female..  I even want to meet her!  Now there's a surprise.  I want to strap this book to me, eat it (but then I'd have to buy another one and that's just not in the budget :0) and make it a part of me. 

I WILL get there, leaking eyes and all.  I WILL be a part of all of it.  I WILL find how to live more from my heart than my head. 

I've been forgetting my list (gratitudes, blessings, thanksgiving  whatever you want to call it)
  • Air conditioning.
  • A safe place for the crazy dogs to play and get worn out on days I have to work in the office
  • Editors/Authors:  Jaimie Hall and Alice Zyetz
  • Nicotine lozenges
  • Digital Video recorder so I can watch my favorite shows in my own time

1 comment:

Merikay said...

I read constantly (when I'm not doing Sudoku) in the evening. I have put both of those book title in a file I keep on RVing.) Will probably order them soon.

I found it a bit hard to concentrate in the first few months of being smoke free. A good book is a good distraction!

So is taking lots of showers. (I was the kind of smoker who would light a cigarette, put it in the ashtray and take a shower. Would have smoked in the shower if I could! Sometimes did in the bathtub!