Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Asking Questions

Well, it seems that yesterday I had a need to know about the next piece of my RV journey. I was reading a blog post from Glenn at To Simplify and learned that one of the many folks he's talked to about fulltiming had taken the plunge, apparently in large part due to Glenn and his RVing experiences.

After reading the post, I felt a strong nudge to email Glenn and ask him a question that had been niggling at me for a while without resolution in my mind: Do I want to bother with a toad? So, I asked Glenn if he missed having a smaller vehicle to roam around in. I've got a car I could potentially tow behind a small motorhome. I do like the convenience and gas mileage of the small car, but I also like the simplicity of a small motorhome without having to tow.

Glenn's input helped me decide (thanks, Glenn!). Today I have felt a tremendous sense of relief at having that resolved and a surge of energy around releasing stuff as a way of moving toward actually getting on the road full time. And my mind has been working overtime on ways to do it -- what to bring, where I'd boondock here in New England, what I'd put into storage, what I can sell, etc.

Asking questions of those who have gone ahead on a particular part of the path is one of my favorite ways to learn -- and decide.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Need to Know

I've been aware of it for quite some time, but recently it seems to be settling even deeper into my being. And I'm accepting it more -- feeling more at peace about it.

I'm on a need-to-know basis with my life.

Just when I think I have something figured out, or know a direction I want to explore, life has a way of rearranging things. Not yet, it often says, in myriad ways. Take RVing, for instance. The internal momentum around that has built up and receded so many times that it makes my head spin. Now it's back in the form of tremendous longing for freedom and movement. But that energy comes right along with reminders about how much I love living in Maine and the sense of community I feel here.

Just last night I had dinner with a Meetup group and felt a strong sense of ease, kinship and belonging. This is nice, I thought. Then, this morning, I read a blog by some fulltimers who are considering becoming anytimers -- having a home base and an RV so they can take off anytime they want.

That thought has been more and more present lately. It feels like anytiming may be the best of both worlds, at least for now.

Who knows. After being in my current home for almost two years, maybe I'll decide to unpack completely and stay awhile.

And get a second home on wheels so I can take off anytime inspiration strikes.