When I started this blog back in 2013 for the purpose of documenting our journey with full time RV life, I made the decision right then that I never wanted sharing our lives with others to get in the way of living our lives with each other. There have been seasons in which it was more practical to write regularly, and post articles that many of you have found helpful and informational. But over the course of this past year, the momentum of our lives changed quite a bit and it just hasn’t lent itself to writing much. And so needless to say, I haven’t posted on The Light Life Blog lately and I really can’t apologize because we’ve been, well…LIVING the light life!
Our 2014/2015 school year is coming to a close and I’ve been looking back over the last 10 months or so of our lives realizing just how fast it’s gone by and just how full our lives have been! We’ve been busy roadschooling, taking trips, enjoying the outdoors, hiking, running 1/2 marathons, participating in a homeschool co-op, spending LOTS of time with family as we are currently just 5 hours from our hometown of Wilmington, NC, and I started back to school full-time as well…which is where a great chunk of my time and brain space has disappeared to. 😉
Looking back is always a treat. It reminds me again why we made the decision to scale back our lives two years ago. And how much that decision to live this lighter, simpler life has not detracted from the fullness of our lives one tiny bit. In fact, quite the opposite.
So what have these past two years of full-time RV life taught us? Here’s just 10 things for starters.
- Things can be bought with money, time cannot.
- Life doesn’t have to be complex or expensive to be full and good.
- Quality trumps quantity. Every. single. time.
- Kids would rather have your time than your things.
- Education means a whole lot more than textbooks and the 3 Rs.
- Freeing up your time allows you to educate the WHOLE child. Mind, body, and spirit.
- We should spend less time building retirement accounts and more time building relationships. Because in the end, we don’t get to keep the stuff anyways.
- That whole American dream thing? Doesn’t necessarily have to rule our lives, or be our dream at all.
- And when you don’t love the direction your life is taking, it’s okay to reinvent yourself and re-write your story.
- Not everyone will understand your journey, and that’s OK. It’s YOUR journey, not theirs.