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!