RV Purchase and Last Minute Jitters

RV Purchase and Last Minute Jitters

Okay, we’re down to the wire now! After seeing 100’s of RVs over the last year and a half, I have decided on the rig I’m purchasing. I’ve gotten the insurance set up and I’ll be traveling to Wisconsin to pick it up next week!

This is a huge life change, and it has not been an easy decision or process to get to this point. I think that after years of, “having it all together” (according to societal standards,) and having a life routine down pat, we sometimes need a change. At some points in our lives, I think it’s good to be a little nervous about what’s to come. To be in a temporary state of, “I don’t know.”

For many years, I’ve been in machine mode. Between a career in Corporate America and later in education, attaining a collection of undergraduate and post-grad degrees and raising my son (and a marriage and divorce before and after the birth of said son,) I had scheduling and living, in general down to a science. I started a church in ’07 and a non-profit in ’08 – – I literally worked seven days a week at least 14 hours a day. I hadn’t slept more than four hours a night since 1994 when I began working at IBM and I was actually proud of it (geez, talk about twisted thinking.)

In 2009, it all came tumbling down. On a return trip from a competition with my high school students, I was in an awful accident. In a matter of moments, everything changed. My educational career was over, I had a closed head injury, muscular and skeletal damage, etc. I went through two and a half years of doctors, cognitive and physical therapies and medical treatments I never knew existed. It was a time of epiphany, a new found love of life and a desire to really live!

This transition to RV life will be the culmination of that desire and the result of all that I’ve endured. I can’t wait to see all the land, the trees, mountains, beaches – – everything with which God has blessed us! It’s scary venturing into a life that I know very little about, but it’s scary good!

That said (I really hate when people say that, but I had no other transitional phrase 😦 please forgive me,) I’ll be away for a few days as I tie up loose ends, but I’ll post pics of my new rolling home very soon!

8 thoughts on “RV Purchase and Last Minute Jitters

  1. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! The time has come….yaaay!!!! 🙂 SO happy for you and even more happy to see you soon!! (no selfish feelings, at all) 😉

  2. Good for you Dana, that really sounds like an adventurous life ahead. I’m happy for you, and I like how your stick toitiveness. I’m with ya in prayer and spirit. I’ll be looking for the beautiful scenery pictures from your travels. Love you!

  3. Good for you Dana, that really sounds like an adventurous life ahead. I’m happy for you, and I like your stick toitiveness. I’m with ya in prayer and spirit. I’ll be looking for the beautiful scenery pictures from your travels. Love you!

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