Maybe you've dreamed about being one of those crazy RVing families, but you just aren't quite sure how to make it work. Your partner isn't as excited with the idea, you aren't sure about finances, or you're unsure how you'll find community and educational opportunities on the road.
Great question - and it deserves some thought! So much has to do with expectations - a key module in this course. When you are clear on the unique personality styles and needs of each family member and learn to work together as a team, that space won't seem so confining. Plus, remember that in this lifestyle, your "home" goes way beyond your RV - the country is your back yard!
I know it sounds daunting, but just like any other home, your budget is going to depend on your lifestyle. You can live in an RV and spend more than in a "Sticks and Bricks" home, but you can also drastically cut your costs. One whole module of this course dives into how to pay for the party - giving you ideas for location-independent income as well as figuring out a budget that works for your family.
I so feel you. And guess what? It'll always remain "one day" until you put a date on it. Dreaming of going fulltime can be extremely daunting, so families often put it off as a thing to do "one day." But life happens, and that time may never come. Or, by the time you finally feel ready, relationships are strained, health has declined, or you flat out don't know how to truly enjoy it.
Explore more together - that's what you dream of, right?
Maybe that seems like something you'll get to "one day"; that that's too impractical and daunting to actually do now, especially when you have kids in the house! But guess what, it IS possible, and my family is living proof of this!
In October of 2016, our family of five hit the road full-time. I'm Ashley, founder of Mama Says Namaste, a site for helping families get intentional and create the story they love to come home to.
As we dreamed of what we wanted our own family vision to look like, RVing and exploring the States was a perfect fit. However, taking the plunge into this lifestyle fulltime was a bit intimidating.
So we set out for 90 Days. In those first 90 days, we learned so, so much - about this lifestyle, about us, and about whether or not this crazy dream was actually feasible.
Remember when you'd run around with joy when that "recess" bell rang? You're looking at a travel adventure where recess is always in session!
We're an unschooling family who firmly believe that learning is a lifelong opportunity. Along with the theme of our family Instagram account, the "FieldTripGypsies", we'll continue to reference the joy of the educational journey by highlighting the lessons like this: