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Newbie from PA ready for CHANGE
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Hi,

[font=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]For years, I looked with envy at the solo female traveler who had the courage to GO (I was an early fan of [/font][font=Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]enigmatic nomadic and, later, CRVL). [/font]

I just had my 50th birthday. I simply cannot go on being trapped in the culture of MORE and the demands of a corporate job. My daughter passed away suddenly a few weeks ago; Living on the road is something that I NEED to do to save my soul.   I spent years climbing the ladder and, in the end, it was all so meaningless. I have no one to leave my "things" to now. 


I am in the process of selling/donating my possessions in preparation for a life on the road. I have money to sustain me for years if I live simply (monthly expenses averaging $800-1K). I also have the ability to make money working remotely in my field on a consultant basis if unexpected expenses arise. I will be starting in SUV that I own (no payment). I want the ability to park anywhere. And a travel trailer is not something I want to deal with right now.  Whatever I decide on long-term, it will be called Rabbit ... for my daughter. Her name was Jessica. She was a beautiful redhead. (i attached our pic together) 

Please share resources and words of encouragement. My friends and family think I am losing it. In reality, I am getting closer to the life I have truly always wanted. I want to see you all at Quartzsite! [font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif] [/font]


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#2
welcome to the site,i have added you to the secret female only section,womans camp? female campers? you should see it now though
"not of the body"
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#3
Welcome, so sorry for your loss.
YARC 1 Stinkin' Badge
ROOIRIA
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#4
People will call you "Ain't Right" because you will be living a lifestyle they are too scared to try !
Those that have tried usually find out who the Really Ain't Right are......the same ones that accused you ,,,LOL
Slaves to constantly needing MORE , maybe getting to "camp" for a week a year......feel sorry for THEM!

Plenty of people here that know and soon you will too !
Enjoy the road , you're in good hands with YARC.

Make all your plans in jello instead of concrete, any questions/problems ,,, you have a family right here.

I hereby award you your first "Stinkin' Badge" for deciding it's time for breaking free from that dumb 'ol RAT RACE.
(Sorry it took such an event to prod ya ta make the leap , but consider it her last gift to you and now she is your guiding spirit ! ) Way better than us but we'll be there to guide ya too.......

T W O h s,,,,P.O.
Nowwwwwww about that pic ....which one is YOU ? I can't tell !!!
Stay Tuned
rvpopeye



Weirdo Overlord  YARC 
ROOIRIA  
15 "Stinkin'Badges"  a "Full Monty Badge" 2 "Just Ignore Me" clusters  10 "Pine Cone" clusters  , one "Stinkin' Badger" and 8 of the coveted "Flying Manure Spreader"awards
(What a "Stinkin' " honor !)
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Encouragement: we get labeled when we roll out and hit the floor. Some labels fit equally while some labels direct us: “strong boy”, “pretty girl”. Thus begins the programming. It continues and we are usually totally unaware of this as “we” make “choices” and design our lives. School college/university/tech the programming continues: two weeks to perhaps six for summer adventures before back to the grind. Spring break reset and back at it. Winter is family time for those good or awkward (or both) moments around the table sharing food and stories cloaked by whatever religious or non religious Why you attach.

The 2.2 kids, white Pickett fence in a reasonably safe place, achieved. A cat named button, and a happy home all ticked off the “you need to do” checklist.

Ever sit in your back yard and wonder; how do 50 million individuals all have similar ideas of what Happy life is supposed to be like? Now there are all sorts of theories and some of those may too get labels attached: conspiracy. See how quickly we discount as soon as we hear that. American Dream. Different mental reaction? Lol. Kind of like Vanlife and Vanlife on Instagram.

Usually we need a shock to make us see outside our programming. A reality check. Simple words and explanations are preprogrammed to be discounted as “attach program label here”

You are you. You are free. You can do whatever you want.

The flip side:

Sometimes running with scissors will end in death just like the programming predicted. But when it doesn’t that’s a magical moment. When the grizzly bear just sits and shares your space, before moving on to do Grizzly stuff; this too is magical. When you can sit for a day and wonder what a puddle might think about if puddles could think. All the while nothing bad happens, you don’t disappear as a non productive minion and the biological repossession agents, wearing scarlet shoes, don’t show up at your door.

Rest assured you’re not crazy. The great writer Douglas Adams was the guy who wondered about puddles and I wonder...well that’s not a great example as I am probably crazy. But I am no longer broken, and not fit for polite company. This is probably as good as it gets for me.

So I encourage you to stop listening to the parade of Lemmings singing As they march off the cliff. Stretch out your arms and embrace the chaos that is before you. You can’t possibly swim against the flow of this chaos, but you can surf the hell out of it.


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#6
Bravo #TTWO , exactly !

Mimi
Most of us here are already riding the "short bus" (some literally LOL) you will find nothing but encouragement here.

Inside looking out from YARC ,,,, we don't say I "Ain't Right" , it's You "Ain't Right" and it's actually directed at "THEM" !
So when confronted by the "correctness critics" , just remember that small point and smile knowingly at them there "poor sheeple"

In my book we're the ones with the clue ............................
Stay Tuned
rvpopeye



Weirdo Overlord  YARC 
ROOIRIA  
15 "Stinkin'Badges"  a "Full Monty Badge" 2 "Just Ignore Me" clusters  10 "Pine Cone" clusters  , one "Stinkin' Badger" and 8 of the coveted "Flying Manure Spreader"awards
(What a "Stinkin' " honor !)
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#7
Different isn’t wrong.. just different
My body is a temple- Ancient and crumbling,  
probably cursed 


Dog Bender with 3.2 Stinkin' Badges 
"I have Faith"
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