Week 1: Who am I kidding? This is never going to happen.

Have you ever seen ‘When Harry Met Sally’? Remember that part when Harry says something to the effect (affect?) of ‘when you finally realize how you want to spend the rest of your life, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.’? Well, I have had that moment.

Okay, more than a moment.

Pretty much a lifetime of knowing that this is what I want to do with my life but just figuring it could never be possible.

Then… a trip to the RV show last weekend and the realization that I must spend my life living in an RV, that it is a need, not a want. That need to wake up in a camper surrounded by open space… it gurgled, then bubbled, then boiled inside of me.

It’s like when I knit that six foot long scarf after I first learned how to knit. I am obsessed. I can’t think about anything else. I spend my nights shopping for RVs online until it is way pass my bed time, then regret it while working through my internet-shopping-hangover at work the next day.

What kind will I get? Pop-up? Trailer? Class B? Class C?

We could start selling everything we own now, then the house in a couple of years, get a used pop-up, and hit the road!!

Wait – what if hubby’s heart does that thing again and he needs an ICU stay? And what if we get stuck in mud in horrible weather and one of us has diarrhea and we went with the pop up instead of the class B or C because of affordability issues so bathrooms = no?

Who am I kidding? This dream could never happen!

Wait – it’s okay. Horrible things have happened with cement under our feet and we’ve handled it. I hope we can handle horrible things with wheels underneath.


Okay. That’s a start.

Baby steps. Oh! Micro-movements! Yay! Those always make anything seem possible. I can’t remember who taught me those, Sark, or Julia Cameron (their awesome stuff overlaps a lot and I wonder if they took the same art class?).

What will I do this week?

Thoughts. I will think about positive examples, people who have done things like this with little money. Like that guy who traded a red paperclip for a house.


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