If you have something that excites you, you’d want to talk about it all the time. When it comes to traveling in our camper trailer, we are super excited and want to talk about it to everyone we meet. We have been doing that a lot lately. As time counts down toward the day we move out of our apartment and into our camper, we continue to talk about our plan to family and friends who ask. I notice that there are several questions that we keep running into, and I would like to take the time to answer them. For the purpose of this question and answer, I have changed some of the questions by clumping similar questions together or by generalizing the questions in order to give a broad enough answer to cover more ground. I’m as excited to answer them as you are to read the answer.
- Are you guys going to get tired of each other?
Probably not. Maybe. I’m 90.537% sure that we won’t get tired of each other. People get tired of each other all the time, though. Being in an RV doesn’t change that. However, our personalities show a rate of 98.73 score of compatibility and about 99.15 score of speedy recovery in case of an error. Yes, I’m making these numbers up. The point is, it’s kind of a complicated question to ask a married couple if they’re gonna get tired of each other or not. One day, we will see that the highway run into the midnight sun. As our wheels go round and round, we’re both on each other’s mind. Some even say that the road ain’t no place to start a family. In the end, I know, I’m forever Jason’s. Faithfully. (Insert guitar solo).
- Where are you going to fit the [extra towels, yarn, blanket, computer, the kids, the pets, etc]?
We’ve found places in our garage, attic, extra closet for things before. We’ve successfully played a real-life version of Tetris to stack and shove our belongings into our storage unit. We have the option to expand, collapse, crush, and eliminate as we need. To me, it’s an optimization problem that I am very blessed to have.
- I don’t understand why/how you’re doing this. I wouldn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t do this myself. Are you sure you want to do this?
Everyone has his/her own dreams, and that is okay. Diversity is what makes this world go round. It’s okay that we don’t share the RV interest, but I’m sure there are plenty of other topics that we share. This is a path that we choose to do given our resources and circumstances. We feel truly blessed and are excited to start this new adventure together. Thank you for listening/reading our stories even if our stories may not be your dreams also.
- What if you don’t like it? What if you fail?
They did not teach us in college of what to do in case we fail at adulting. Assuming “failing” means we don’t like living in Mr. Bunker, in this case, we can fix that by not living in it anymore. We can move back into an apartment, upgrade into a bigger RV, or even purchase a house. Life is like a road you travel on. Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand. Right now, we won’t hesitate to break down the garden gate cause well… life is a highway, and we want to ride it all night long.
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” -Beverly Sills
- Will you do RV living forever?
Probably. Maybe not. Currently, we have a spot for about a month. After that, we can only hypothesize our chances using the current data we have and the statistics that we’ve gathered. And right now, it’s looking like RVing is a way of life that fits us best.
“Forever is a long time and time has a way of changing things” -Walt Disney Company
These questions are the compilation of all the questions we’ve been asked so far. It is meant to be informative and entertaining at the same time. When I think about the possibilities that Jason and I have by moving into our camper, I feel happy. So happy as if there is a bright yellow light that shines within my heart through my veins. It is like taking drugs when in reality it is Oxytocin filling up my brain. It is a feeling that I’d like to hold on to and I won’t let anyone tell me to throw in the towel before I even begin relishing in the joy. I hope you feel similar joy in life through other means like graduating, having a baby, buying a house, or getting married. Whatever makes you THAT happy is yours to keep and enjoy. Hold on to it and never let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve happiness. I know how genuinely excited I am and I hope you are, too, because you know what joy feels like.
I have more questions to answer when it comes to all the logistics, such as “where are you going to receive mail?” “what do you do for internet?” and “how will you file taxes?” We already have answers to those questions, but they’re kind of boring and mundane. I can’t really sing a song to them so I haven’t written about them yet. If you are interested, though, I might answer them one day. Also, check out the post where I talk about what we learned about RV-living.
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“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll be they’d live a lot differently.” – Bill Watterson