This is would probably be a completely different blog post If I made this list after a year of being a full timer. But, it’s still a good starting point for us. What are the pros and cons of RVing full time as a homeschooling family? As with any of the big decisions in my life, they start with a list.
We originally started thinking that we could become full timers in 6-8 years from now, but we looked into the value of our home and it is worth much more than we originally thought. So we are seriously, rethinking our time frame.
First and foremost we would need to secure a source of income while traveling. Ryan and I are looking into online work that we could do from our RV. We wouldn’t want to work too much, maybe part time jobs for both of us.
With the sell of our home, we should be able to pay off most of our debt and upgrade our truck and trailer, without much added payments.
We’re both educated people so how hard can this be, right? Since my blog has made a total of .16 cents, I won’t be holding my breathe on having my writing skills supporting this trip across the country. lol
Next consideration is education for the boys. My 10 year old(Joe) is in the process of deschooling as we pulled him out of school in March, a story in itself, you can read that post here if you’d like.
Jayden our 8 year old has developmental disabilities and his disability benefits that would have to be tweaked while we were traveling together. I am not sure how all of this would work for us, but I do believe seeing the country has so many benefits that it would be worth while for them both, to at least give it a shot.
Walking through our home and thinking of changing everything that we know is a bit overwhelming for me. At 45, I have lived in less than 10 different homes over the course of my entire life. Not moving much! Currently the manufactured home that we own, I bought 10 years ago. It was meant to be a temporary home to get me through a rough patch in my life. 10 years later, Im still here.
As steady as I have kept my home address and for my kids, it is also a source of disappointment for me, I haven’t been anywhere. Living in Oregon, I have went north into Canada, and south down to Just short of Mexico, but in reality I haven’t been to either of those places since I was in my 20’s.
Ryan and I, we aren’t getting any younger, how many healthy, good years do we have left to see all the places we are missing out on?
The hardest part for me would be missing family through the winter if we stayed somewhere warmer. My parents could hopefully visit us? But Ryan and I would miss our older children terribly.
A fellow blogger recently posted a great post about the things he’s learned about life so far. And one of those points really hit home with me, accept your life the way it is, and let go of how you wanted it to be. Wow! This is huge for me, as I envisioned being so much closer to my adult children. I thought they would come over for family get togethers and they would be an intricate part of my daily life.
Sadly, this is not our reality. as I have posted in our quirky millennial post, we can barely get our kids to text us back once a week. The reality is we all have our own life to live, and its for a limited amount of time.
Maybe when they are older down the road they will want that family connection, but right now they don’t.
So as we’re away camping this weekend in Newport, Oregon, these are the conversations we’re entertaining. My clipboard in one hand, and cold beer in the other, we try to sort out a plan…
Thanks for reading, and if your a full timer, we’d love to hear from you on how you transitioned to being a full timer. 🔥
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