Why did Macy & James go from a tiny house to an even tinier trailer? One word: freedom.
Too often I get bogged down in problems that are small potatoes, relatively speaking. Taking a bigger view always provides the perspective I need.
Alyssa Padgett and her husband Heath run one of the best groups on Facebook for people who live and work from RVs full-time (or want to). Even though the group focuses primarily on the ins and outs of nomadic entrepreneurship, questions about full-time RV life come up all the time. How do you get your… Continue reading RV-Curious? Alyssa’s $3(ish) Guide Answers 99% of Your Full-Time RVing Questions
I wanted to make a quick and dirty video while we had the RV home a couple of weekends ago, so we could show you all the changes we made as we readied it for full-time life. Problem was, cameraphone video is pretty much all I've ever done. Using my phone would almost certainly have… Continue reading Our Dutch Star [ An Almost Totally Amateur Video Production ]
This past week was rough. We are rejoicing over the birth of our granddaughter Chelsea, an event that trumps all. Chelsea was born on her Auntie Amanda's birthday, in case Amanda needed a sign from the universe that she ought to be Chelsea's personal fairy godmother. Auntie Michelle – formerly squeamish about anything potentially involving… Continue reading A Bittersweet Week
As we stood on the front porch and hugged goodbye, I looked at Miranda and realized that this time of separation is the best thing for her. It is time for her to discover who she is as a person, outside of her role in our family of daughter and sister. I look forward to… Continue reading On Successful Adulting for Children of Flawed Parents
I don't usually write much about my business on Wandering Porcupine. That's in part because this blog has been something of an escape from it (for reasons you'll understand in a moment), but also because there's not been much about it that's pertinent over here. It's about to become more relevant, but fear not –… Continue reading Fearlessly Aligning Business & Values
Last week I gave you my take on the 'why' that led Carrie and River into life as full-time RVers. This week I'm sharing just about everything from the nearly hour-long conversation we had. It's a deep dive into all the big topics a future RVer thinks about, along with some challenges personal to River… Continue reading Girls Just Want to Have — FREEDOM [ Part Two: The Interview ]
"I was in the corporate world for 15 years. I felt like I was wasting my life in a cubicle farm. I decided that with the one life I did have I wanted to go out and see things and travel." Meet River, a thirty-something full-time RVer. This time last year she was a financial… Continue reading Girls Just Want to Have — FREEDOM [ Part One: The Why ]
"Practice an attitude of gratitude." The first time I heard that saying I was sitting in an AA meeting. No, I'm not a good enough drinker to qualify for membership. But my mom was! My mother was practically paralyzed by the thought of interacting with others – even those who'd traveled down some of the… Continue reading Raking Poop and Other Things to Appreciate While I Still Can