"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful." ~ by Mark Victor Hansen
I found this quote the other day and posted it on my Facebook page. These were words I needed to here. So often, I say, "Oh, let's do that someday." Of course, someday never comes. There always seems to be a reason why we can't do something right now. So often, we end up not doing something because we let other things get in the way.
We decided about 6 months ago that we want to do more traveling and become full-time RVers. We have friends and family all over the country and we want to see them more. There is really nothing to keep us here in Tucson. We love it and will probably spend lots of time here once we start travelling. However, we love travel and adventure and this will allow us to see and do more with all these friends and family. The problem with all this talk is we keep saying someday. We put barriers in front of us saying we can't do it until this or that happens first. After reading this, I decided enough is enough. We have to put the plan in action.
Obviously, there are a few things that have to happen before we can go. I decided to make a list of the things that HAVE to be done before we can leave. First, we need some type of living quarters. I don't mind roughing it, but a tent and small vehicle won't quite cut it. To be able to get something more, we have to get some money together.
We also need to get rid of lots of junk. This will be a good way to make some money. We can start selling stuff and putting the money toward the mobile living quarters. There really is no good excuse to put this off-we just need to do it.
The only other issue we face is our aging dogs. Neither are good travelers and I don't know that they would adapt to this lifestyle. We took them camping once and it was a nightmare. Our dogs are definitely not willing to give up their pampered lives. The cats, I am sure, will adapt quite well. I am open to options of what to do with the dogs.
Just having a plan of attack has helped us set a realistic timeline. I want to be on the road no later than December 2012. I would like to get going sooner, but I figured by having a time frame in mind, it will get us moving in the right direction. I also know that by putting specific desires out into the universe, we will have more success getting what we want. Having a set date also changes the idea from a dream to a reality.