LIVING FULL-TIME IN AN RV WAS THE BEST DECISION EVER
LIFE IN THE VAN AND WHAT IT DOES TO YOU
The theory looked pretty good when we planned living full-time in an RV. With a life in the van Always and everywhere be productive and creative. Unfortunately, the reality is a little different. Every day is different and you always have to realign yourself.
In the meantime we are on the road with our van for several months. Not abroad, not on beautiful beaches, but always circling around our workplaces. We have learned to create space for ourselves in our environment, and especially important, space for self-development. Not as easy as one might think. Here in Germany everything is densely populated and every field or open space in the forest belongs to someone. In fact, there is hardly a path that you can drive on that is not well frequented by walkers or other vehicles.
There is hardly any time that you can really spend alone and secluded. We always encounter astonished looks from walkers, motorists who drive past us particularly slowly. Often we are stared at.
If one looks for the places, which is intended for people in the camper or camper, it behaves similarly. On pitches you always meet other people who have something to tell. Mostly it is people who only spend their vacation or weekend there and then go back to their home to devote themselves to their usual routine.
LIVING FULL-TIME IN AN RV IS NOT NORMAL!
While we were rather disbelievingly dismissed as cranks in our previous environment, we now meet very many people who envy us our decision. *Note: But they would never do it themselves…
So while the admiration for our consistent decision occasionally and noticeably turns into the opinion that one can now also be a confidant of the soul (we simply blame it on our ability to listen well), the time for our own creativity has so far mostly fallen by the wayside. One helps at that place with technical questions, there one cooks and asks the lonely neighbor whether he might also like to have something and treats himself to the life story of an actually completely unknown person in a cozy campfire atmosphere.
Whether this is just an appearance of a country that cannot be further from the concept of Vanlife is a question that we still have to answer for ourselves. What is certain, however, is that we need a tactic that allows us to really realize our goals for the day and become productive.
TIME WILL TELL, WHEN LIVING FULL-TIME IN AN RV
It took us about 3 months to organize our life in the van around a normal workday in the office with the vanlife as we imagine it. However, it was more about the unfolding level. Saying it has not lacked a pot or a pan, but the extroversion to unfold to a small extent in his new living space. I’ve had a harder time with this than Kit, even though I’ve been traveling with a van for a while.
Basically, I would claim that Kit is much more uncomplicated in this whole story and I am rather the person who needs a certain standard. I’m extremely critical of our places to stay, place an enormous value on variety and am also rather reserved when it comes to our neighbors. Kit is rather the opposite and takes things as they come when living in the van, lets herself be inspired by ideas and if someone feels the need to tell his life story including illness, she can hardly give the cold shoulder.
Since we will soon be working exclusively on the road, we still need to find a joint solution that puts this situation into perspective and makes it possible to be more productive and effective in terms of work without upsetting other people. After all, when you travel, you also want to get to know other people and make contacts.
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