Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Bless me father, for I have strayed. It’s been 5 months since my last blog post…

Since leaving the Badlands in October, I traveled to Nashville to work for Amazon again, then followed the Natchez Trace south and veered off to Texas where I’ve been volunteering for 3 months. Despite the fact that I was gifted with free hi-speed internet service here, I have not felt moved to post about my travels. I thought about it a dozen times or so, but never felt ready to write until now.

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Part of the reason has been that this workcamping job I have volunteering at the Escapees CARE Center for the second year. The job has been so fulfilling and all-encompassing that I haven’t felt the call to be social via social media. Two of our long-term residents passed away recently, and others have had medical issues pop up that require extra TLC. Being part of the CARE team has its emotional ups and downs, yet I wouldn’t have it any other way. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. And I like the fact that I can volunteer for part of my year in a concentrated way, then move on to play and work elsewhere. If you are interested in volunteering at CARE, an Independent Living Center for retired RVers, click here. I wrote about my first volunteer season at CARE in this post.

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Another reason for not posting is that I’ve been mulling over the format for this blog. Instead of just posting campground reviews and RV tips, I feel called to go deeper with my writing. Our current political climate has made me sit back and question how to best serve our country as a wise woman and writer. This platform can be used for the higher good, whatever that turns out to be. I’m OK with letting my thoughts percolate for now…

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Lastly, my life has become so full of great adventures, great people, and great opportunities for personal growth that this blog has taken a back burner to well, living life fully. That is a direct gift of being a fulltime RVer for the last year and a half – my priorities have shifted in a profound way. As I’ve let go of the typical American lifestyle based on acquiring and achieving, I’ve found daily joy, deeper connections with people and nature, and am at peace with letting life unfold as it will. Who’d have thunk???

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Thanks for staying tuned, and please comment if you can relate or have a story of your own to share. It’s been my pleasure to inspire others to take to the road, whether in person or via this blog. Life is just one big adventure these days!

 

Comments on: "Musings on the Fulltime RV Lifestyle" (2)

  1. Jonalyn Yancey said:

    Hi Lee, was so great to meet you on the bird walk in the Davis Mountains in early April. I was searching for the Montezuma Quail and you showed me a place near your trailer where they were hanging out. I’m still searching for them!

    I had a great time all over Texas and am finally back home in South Dakota after stopping in Colorado.

    Hope you have time to shoot me an email and let me know what adventure you are on now!

    Jonalyn

    • Hi Jonalyn, thank you for keeping in touch! I am parked in North Yellowstone Park, working in the bookstores and exploring on days off. Last great sitings were of ruffed and dusky grouse on a hike. Sorry you didn’t find the quail!

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