I hear this all the time.
Ever think that someone else has the Ideal life? What does that mean about your own life? It’s OK to admire a lifestyle different than your own. But if you REALLY think you’d be happier in another lifestyle, then GO FOR IT!
I’m sure you’ve heard how “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” Until you climb over and actually get there. Seriously, each individual should have the right and ambition to live how they Choose. Choice. But first you have to Know what you want. Everyone has different priorities.
Unless you’re one of the 1% born into money, one of the unfortunates of modern bill paying life is to work for a living. Usually 50 weeks a year to earn a two week paid vacation, if you’re lucky that is, and for at least 50 years. At at least 40 hours a week, that’s a lot of life. Sure hope you like what you’re doing in trade for the survival basics of food, water, shelter and clothing. Oh yea, and maybe a few toys, trips and trinkets on the pay later plan. And then you are seriously locked into the JOB.
I’ve been there and don’t want to go back. Loosing it all to a quarter-million dollar bankruptcy changed my perspective 25 years ago. That was a long time ago in a different life. But I learned how to be Happier without all the “stuff” that eventually owned me. Don’t misunderstand, I still have stuff. Just not as much and mostly dispensable.
I didn’t grow up dreaming of being a Park Ranger like some kids. Although as a high school graduate I dreamed of being a gypsy so hit the road and headed west. I’ve been a sales clerk, gas station attendant, secretary, waitress and go-go girl. OK, that was 35+ years ago. Married 15 years raising two step-children. Divorced 15 years. Rangering 17 summer seasons at five different locations.
Can you handle Not working all year? Some people can’t. I love my seasonal lifestyle of working six months and not the other six doing whatever I want, or can afford anyway. I struggled the first seven years working short four-month seasons followed by running out of employment before a new season began. Fill in waitressing again here, too old to be a go-go girl/womyn.
Living full-time in an RV since 1998 has learned me all kinds of things about mobile living. It’s a pack-it-in pack-it-out kind of lifestyle. Part of that is because when I need almost anything it requires moving about six other things. Limited space means a lot of tight packing.
How do you feel about shit? Yea, I said that. Every RVer has an only-now-that-it’s-over funny story about the holding tanks. I don’t know why the hose can only come off when the black water is flowing. Wholly S**t!!! And if they aren’t drained Before full…
Yes, the outdoors is my living room and when I close the drapes at night I’m always home. Don’t like the neighborhood or just ready for some new scenery means hooking up and rolling down the road. Yet I find myself parked about six months at a time in the last several years. It is nice to have a base to enjoy and travel away from and back to.
I want to travel the world exploring cultures and landscapes. What about you? Do you follow your heart and passions?