For most of the past year, I thought I would be kid free this time next year. Princess would graduate, the twins would have moved out and Gymnast would be living with his dad. That all changed just at a month ago when Gymnast made the decision to complete his high school years here.
Now, I am looking at being kid free three years from now when he graduates. (Don’t start with the what ifs, I know he may end up remaining at home after that like the twins did. Although I think it is highly unlikely, and if he does, I still won’t be as tied down.)
I am glad Gymnast is back, and I’m coming to realize that I need these 3 years to get my plan together…
Have You Ever
I am really thinking that I would like to become a full time RV dweller once I’m kid free, at least for a while. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a camper. And living in a small camper for 9 months cured me of those thoughts with the kids. But being a solo, or twosome, and RV’ing is actually enticing. Have you ever had some wild and crazy, big lifestyle dreams?
Now hear me out…
- If I continue at my current debt payoff rate, there is no reason I can’t be completely debt free in three years, or relatively close to it.
- At the same time, if I put my mind to it, I could probably save for a pretty hefty down payment or even cash buy on a good condition used RV and make some modifications to suit me. So little to no debt.
- From what I’m reading, there are lots of places to stay for free, if you have the set up for “boon-docking” which is most appealing to this introvert, and camp grounds median price is less than my current rent.
I know it wouldn’t be a forever plan, but a few years. I really think it could be fun and satisfy my constant, I want to travel bug. Three years gives me lots of time to plan and save, and of course, anything can happen in three years. But a girl can dream!
I’d love your feedback on this idea especially if you have any experience as I certainly don’t!
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