Traveling for jobs, has landed me and my lovely family in a forty foot Allegro Bus. Some might find it crazy, and wonder how anyone could possibly live in such a confined space, but it's working out great! Don't get me wrong it comes with some unique challenges. I definitely can't say I have a huge luxurious walk-in closet. In fact, I've had to downsize a significant amount. That whole downsizing thing doesn't quite end with just clothing; let me see ... books (thank goodness for Ereaders), dishes, food, large art work, shoes oh and so much more. We maximize our space and our limited storage to its fullest capacity. I have a lot of stuff.
Don't be scared though! Even with having to pack away some of my precious items, there are so many benefits! For starters, I have to clean often to keep up on things, but it only takes me ten minutes to clean my entire house. How many people can say that? I still have the luxury of steaming hot showers, my amazing Bunn coffee pot that spits my coffee out in a matter of seconds, my fluffy pillow-top mattress, and did I mention ... my house is on wheels? I can move it to where ever my little heart desires.
Honestly, right now-I would have to say I love where I'm at. Nestled in a quiet little park, I have a river in my back yard ... literally my back yard. I walk out of the door and see the water rolling over rocks, winding its way gently to the ocean somewhere. It's my own piece of heaven.
I'd also like to add that some of the other fellow RV'ers are absolutely wonderful. We have made some great new friends, and I look forward to my evenings when a group of us sit out in our backyards barbequing, enjoying a nice frosty beverage, great conversations and companionship. Who needs anything more than that?
We don't need the big and fancy to feel complete. We just need to find our own personal happy place. Having friends, family, feeling safe and enjoying the beauty around me ... I feel more content now than I have in a long time. Cheers to the simple things!
Author RJ Heaton
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