This week marks a year of “full-timing” – life on the road. It has been an amazing experience – full of many grace moments. There have been some moments that were definitely NOT grace moments (and most of those were my moments).
We didn’t travel as much as we thought we would, but we were able to make a couple of spur of the moment trips that wouldn’t have been possible before. We had a few adventures that weren’t planned – and were able to navigate those easily.
Lessons from Year 1:
~Take the chance. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. Mark Twain had it right: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” This lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but if you are considering it – try it! A brick and mortar building isn’t a mandatory component of “home”.
~Explore and appreciate our wonderful world. It’s pretty amazing if you take the time to look and appreciate.
~Stop trying to please everyone else at your own expense. “Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind” Dodinsky. Your happiness can not be dependent on pleasing others.
~Memories are portable. The best memories are the ones you hold dear in your heart. Know that when you leave your safe harbor, your memories are always there with you.
~Travel light. You don’t need as much as you think, and it leaves room in your life for new stuff.
~Make time to listen to others when they share their stories.
~Count yourself blessed if you have someone to share the journey with.