We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty “blue” the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork by Mae Chevrette (Etsy.com) that said, “The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the sea.” A weekend at the beach seemed like just the thing we needed to clear our heads and recharge our weary souls.
We had put a “For Sale” sign in the window of the RV a week ago. After writing Extended Working Vacation – RV Preparations Checklist ✔️, and announcing our plan to live in it full time starting in March, we changed our minds again. We know we must look like crazy people. We seem to be able to justify any decision. We will talk ourselves into one decision only to talk ourselves right back out of it the next day!
Going around in circles repeatedly is nauseating, frustrating and all-around unpleasant! We are feeling very tired of feeling displaced. Right now, living in a rental house feels stuck instead of settled. We also know that living in an RV full-time is not as glamorous as the blogs about it make it seem. As much as I would love to be that cool family who lives in an RV traveling around the United States, I’m just not sure that we have the personalities for it.
We are going to try and slow down and focus on making small decisions just one month at a time. My blogger/podcaster friend Jenny, at Of Progress and Purpose, has some inspiring posts about “Small Wins” that I’ve found encouraging and helpful. So, instead of trying to answer the whale-sized question, “Where and when are we going to relocate?”, we are attempting to focus on the present and very near future. What are we going to do with our lives today? tomorrow? this weekend? next week? How can we love “our neighbors” better right now?
A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
The plan for February, is to test out the RV with a short trip to Point Reyes and another short trip to Yosemite. Of course I’ll tell y’all about those trips in upcoming posts. I’m really looking forward to both of them. Plus, I’ll keep y’all posted when we make a plan for March!