We have been fulltime for 3 weeks today. It is so hard to believe. It has gone by so quick! So much has happened but I haven’t written recently. It is not from lack of time but rather that my husband has been away for training and I was purposely avoiding time for reflection. Now that we are in the home stretch, self-reflection is not so hard on me emotionally.
I am really falling in love with this lifestyle. It is like a new relationship: googly eyed and still so awkward. We are still so new to this and I make many minor mistakes. I had a 5 day stretch of only driving the RV (in laws took the car back home when they visited). It was an interesting week. I had to plan ahead for everything: routes, parking, meet up sites, and rides from my parking spot. We were boondocking too so that added some fun to our trip. My boys and I were able to visit my parents, a friend, and one of my cousins.
This lifestyle truly is as freeing as everyone claims. It’s very cliche but true. I have even made time to go through some of our boxes that just got shoved into the rig on Move Out Day (May 31st). I have some items I have donated already, multiple bags of trash, and some items I am considering selling. Where did all this stuff come from? It really is amazing how much we think we need. Even if we move back into a house, I don’t think I will ever go back to clutter.
Minimalism is awesome! This lifestyle has made me learn to slow down. I am more willing to talk to others or spend time playing games. I have made time to self- reflect and to read. I really missed reading and now I have time to enjoy books again. Minimizing is not about getting rid of your clutter but making space and time for what matters most. I feel my time with my boys has been of such better quality.
I hope you find what matters to you! 🙂