I think I have always been a dreamer, a planner. There is something about dreaming about next step, the next direction that has always kept me going. In many ways, that is what my dream of traveling is all about. It is wanting to have the stimulation of a promise that something different, positive and new awaits me. It’s the promise that I’m not done yet, that I have more life to live.
I say this, yet I don’t hate the life that I have now. My family is loving and supportive. I have a good job in a career that I have fostered and enjoyed for many years. I don’t really lack for anything physical. My needs are easily met. But…… I also know that we all have limited time here. And there is so much that I still want to do!
A big part of having a dream is learning about whatever it is I am thinking about doing. For me, learning has always been fun and exciting and it gives me energy. When I am learning about something that interests me I become consumed by it. I spend hours each day thinking about it. I read everything I can about whatever it is. I constantly search for more information, gathering as many diverse opinions as I can.
That’s exactly what I have done with the dream of traveling. I’ve spent hours and hours trying to figure out just how I wanted to travel. At first I though I wanted to do cruises, but that ended up seeming to be too crowded and just not a way to really get into nature. As I stumbled into thinking about the RV lifestyle I found that there are many different ways to do it. For instance, I had no idea there were as many people living in them full-time. Nor did I know how many options there were as far as type of rigs you could travel in. Did I want to travel in a van, a travel trailer, a 5th wheeler, class C, class A – the choices were many. I thought about where I wanted to travel, what I wanted to do when I got to me destinations, who I might meet along the rode.
I have spent much of the last year working on this dream. And do you know what it has given me? Energy, focus and something to look forward to! It’s important to have dreams, to have something that pulls us into the future with glee.