Has it only been 14 days since we launched the Give Every Day project? It feels like it's been MONTHS (in a good way).
Obviously, we're not experienced RVer's just yet, but I thought I'd share our 5 favorite things about living on-the-road so far.
Close Quarters. Everyone warned us that we'd drive each other crazy in such a small space. But...shhh...don't tell...we actually kind of like it. It's nice to know where everyone is at all times. It's nice to say "Can someone hand me a towel?" after a shower and have a fresh towel there in a minute or less. It's nice to only have 4 shirts to choose between in the morning. It's nice to say "let's clean up" and clean the whole house in 30 minutes or less. It's cozy and safe and serene, albeit a little loud sometimes. ;)
Freedom. In only 14 days, we've taken in so much. We've been through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. We've been in big cities and small towns, walked over rivers and sat beside a lake, heard new accents and shopped at new grocery stores. And we still have SO MUCH more to see.
Learning. "I feel like my brain is literally expanding," I said that to Tim a few days ago. Every day is a new day to learn. Not only are we learning the logistics of the RV world, we are learning from people and from places. We are confronted with new obstacles and new challenges...that require resourcefulness and innovation. After [too many] years away from formal academia, I am happy to be a student once again.
People. The BEST part is all of the people that we come across, young and old. Smart, creative, loving, bold, peaceful, kind, eccentric people. As we meet them, we find that each of them leave a little print on our hearts.
Time slows down (and speeds up at the same time). We have time to stop and chat to neighbors, to linger and watch the sunset, to take a walk with all four of us holding hands, to be present in this grand life. I find myself forgetting what day of the week it is sometimes...not because we are being wasteful with our time, but because we are immersed in it.
Stay tuned tomorrow when I'll share my 5 WORST things about living on-the-road. ;)
What questions do you have about living on-the-road? Would you ever consider it?