Ok, so while I know that is not a real thing (yet) we are considering a major life change. The family spent another day walking around at RV America dreaming about the road not taken. This time we walked around for three hours, going in and out of several RVs. Some we even came back to more than once, saying things like “We could live in this” and “I could work from right here”. We left the RV place convinced that we were going to sell all of our stuff and hit the open road. Usually when we spend a day dreaming about traveling full time, we quickly get back to reality. This time was a little different.
We went home and instead of just laughing off our silly dreams, we started watching YouTube videos. We all sat around the rest of the night, watching v-logs, then pulling up blogs to read, then progressed to looking up campgrounds around the country. That was over a week ago and we haven’t stopped dreaming yet. We aren’t listing all of our stuff on craigslist just yet, but something is different this time.
So why is it different this time? I would guess that it could be because we have been through some major life changes. We have struggled through some and are still struggling through others. In the midst of this, we have begun to ask ourselves what we want when we have cleared the hurdles currently in front of us. Do we want to just get everything back to normal or do we want to try for something more? I believe we are leaning toward the something more side right now.
The idea of leaving our nice home, with our nice cars, and our steady jobs while we have two kids and two dogs depending on us is easily the most risky, terrifying, insane thing we have ever considered. However, a life of no risks is not what any of us want.
I am not announcing that we are going to become full time
gypsies geocachers yet… but we are beginning the research. I can say that we are going to begin our purge. We are going to get rid of some of the unnecessary trappings that would and are holding us back. Since we are simply running on inspiration I am going to close this post with a poem familiar to most of us geocachers.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.-Robert Frost