Happy New Year!
Ok, picture yourself in 2019, toasting to a new year and thinking “2020 is going to be awesome!”.
If you are like most, you probably had a stable job, lived in a house and only thought of traveling in terms of vacation or business.
Working remotely was probably not on your radar, or perhaps even acceptable to your employer and there’s a good chance you had never done a zoom call before!
Your social circle consisted of a few friends that you got with a few times a month at a bar, through sports, or at church, and eating out in a restaurant with a ton of other people seemed normal.
Now fast forward to today. Here it is, October 12th and what a year it’s been!
Yes, there have been a lot of negatives, but let’s ignore those for a moment and look at the silver lining!
This year has set you up to consider working remotely and traveling in an RV!
I know, crazy right?! I mean, think about it for a second. You could wake up tomorrow to a barking dog and your drunk neighbor singing to the morning sun and think to yourself “I am going to pack up and leave”, but this time, you can actually do it! And even better, you could go to any state you want (maybe leave Hawaii off of that list for now)!
Do you like waterfalls? Go there. Do you like mountains? Go there! How about the beach? Deserts? Snowy mountain tops AND beaches? Done! We’ve got everything out here in the beautiful USA and you can wake up and just go there!
I know, I know…it’s hard to think of leaving your friends and family and church and softball teams, and creature comforts of all that STUFF, but keep in mind that your life isn’t just going by, it’s FLYING BY at warp speed and you have a lot yet to see and do!
Now don’t get me wrong, you need those friends and family in your life, but that shouldn’t stop you, it should propel you! You will be surprised at how your relationship status will clear up when you start to travel. You will find that some of your closest “friends” will disappear into the abyss and other acquaintances will step up to the plate. Some of your family members will follow you and want to hear all about it and others will look forward to a ten minute conversation at Thanksgiving.
Traveling away from your normal life has a way of focusing your energy. Let’s be real, those friends that can’t pull themselves to call you once a month when you leave town wouldn’t be there if you needed them anyway. Those are “convenient relationships” and nothing helps you sort through that quite like fulltime travel. Isn’t that a good thing though?
Full time travel forces you to take inventory of your time, your relationships, your effort and your future, but not in the same way “normal every-day living” does. There’s something strangely different about living a life of travel that makes you grow up a bit. Perhaps it is the requirement to pick a destination, to research a new place to go, or to find people to hang out with so you don’t go insane all by yourself.
Maybe it’s the old-fashioned way of meeting new people as you walk around the campground that gives you a confidence boost, or the way your kids just adjust to playing with kids of all ages..after all, that’s all they’ve got in this RV park.
Whatever your status is, I say, give RV living a try. Rent an RV! Take 3 weeks and test out the waters. 2020 has set you up perfectly for a life of travel! Take life by the steering wheel and go see some things. Hey, if you don’t like it, you can go back to the way things used to be…assuming the world gets back to normal at some point.
Remember, your life is flying by and you are in charge!
P.S. Check out my youtube channel for sneak peak into the travel life!
See you on the road!
(not the side of the road, I mean, on the “travel road”)