Sunday, October 7, 2012

The perspective of Security.......

I spoke with an old friend of more than 25 years today and I love the fact that she never lets me down in reminding me of why so much time transpires between our conversations. 

See my friend is one of those individuals that will be in her box (what she calls security) and will always stay in her box and thinks you should be in a box and that you should stay in your box.  The thought or idea of even trying something different, new, or non-conforming is completely out of the question. Security by her definition is living in a 2 bedroom apartment, having continuous light bill, cable bill, grocery bill, with car note and insurance.  And all of those things are fine if they are what you want out of life and they make you happy. 

My husband and I have decided that if we are going to have those things that at least we can see the country as a perk.  We work from home so there is no reason we can't work from a trailer.  I mentioned to her with all of the excitement and hope of support that I could muster, about our plans to see the country and become full time rvers only to be let down by her usual negative thoughts, statements, and questions.  Such as "I need to have security in my life" Security?  Whose to say there is no security in being a full time rver.  I love it when people have an opinion about things that they are not fully educated on.  It felt good to be able to share and show the knowledge I have acquired from just the little time of researching that I have done. 

The one thing about me that is very apparent, is that I am not someone that simply jumps into something without weighing all of the options, understanding the verbiage, and doing tons of research.  You would think after 25 plus years of friendship this friend would know this about me and know that this is where my "SECURITY" lies!


  1. May I suggest a new book called "So, You Want To Be A Full-Time RVer?" by John and Kathy Huggins available at

  2. I have decided to use "creative descriptive language" when telling people my plans. It goes like this, "I am selling my house and going to do some traveling. After I have seen all I want to see I will consider where I want to live when I grow up." So far so good. It has lead to interesting conversations. You are so right when you say, living her the security box may be what makes her happy. I can't get to my new life fast enough. P.S I have a blog too to chronologue the journey.