They say “it takes 21 days to create a habit“. I have no idea who “they” are, but we have spent 30 days as full time RVers. We have learned what we can live without, as well as, how to negotiate with one another on what is a must keep. Every day is not all sunshine and roses, but over all we have made our new lifestyle comfortable and are ready to leave for our six-month trip around the country.
Our nights are dark and quiet, very different from our temperature-controlled house. Once we traded the sounds of commuter trains and road traffic for crickets and coyotes, we knew we were made for this lifestyle.
When we set the date of October 1st it felt like forever away. October 1st is next week. Anxiety is setting in and the nerves are shaking as we prepare to leave. While we feel confident this will pass once we are on the road it is still a process we must go through.
The past 30 days have been spent having dinners with friends, a going away party or two, and visiting with family. Surprisingly, they are not all going to freeze their lives till we get home. We are going to miss holidays, birthdays, and regular just because get togethers. Missing our friends and family will be the hardest part of our journey but we know it is important for us to go.
After a few trips to storage we have pared down enough stuff to fit in the truck and camper. Pairing down was not a simple task as we thought we needed everything we packed. Surprise! We survived 30 days without it all.
Update: We decided not to wait until October 1st. We are leaving Friday September 27, 2019. First stop Salisbury State Beach Reservation.