Whenever I read RVing articles, blogs, and interviews, the most common complaint about becoming a full-time RVer is, “I wish I had done it ten years sooner.”
Well, I graduated college May 2013. I am 24 years old, and I have a goal to be on the road by June 2014. It doesn’t get much ‘sooner’ than that.
Why Am I Doing This?
For the six years I was in college, I had friends, relatives, and complete strangers all asking me, “What do you plan to do with your degree?” Apparently, nobody has a clear idea of what Anthropologists do. Apparently, they decide to drop everything and travel the Continental US in a camper trailer.
Like probably most people, I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I still don’t know what I want to be when I ‘grow up,’ because God knows I’m not anywhere near that yet. I have ideas, occasionally, idle fancies where I find myself the Editor in Chief of Cosmo magazine, or I’m the best-loved teacher in a school, fighting for my children and revolutionizing the school system for the better, or something equally exciting. Some people with wild ideas like that decide to settle for what they can get. They get a respectable job as a marketing executive, or a receptionist, or a medical billing professional.
Not me! I’ve never lived in one place for more than about seven years, and the idea of staying put is almost unfathomable. Living on the road will be hard, yes, but ever since I conceived the idea, I can’t think of anything else. The thought of staying at my retail job, paying rent, and always hunting for a better-paying desk job, is painful. I thought for a moment that I’d be lonely, but then I considered that fact that, wherever I am in the US, I am never more than a day’s drive from a friend or relative.
I don’t think it will be anything like I imagine it to be, but I’m 100% ready to face that.