Traveling in a RV for One Year!

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Wow. One year of living in a RV and traveling in the United Sates. We started in Pennsylvania, then New Jersey and made our way across the country to California. Currently we are in Utah exploring the national parks. This has been a massive growth period; learning how tow our fifth wheel, leveling the RV, making repairs, sustaining our new lifestyle financially, and so much more. We took a big risk selling our dog walking business a little over a year ago, but we managed to make this work. Sure there are a few things that frustrate me about living in an RV full-time, but I have zero regrets about embarking on this amazing journey.

I have always struggled living in one place. I never really liked it. I love having new experiences, meeting new people and seeing different places. This is my drug. This is what makes me feel present and feel alive. That doesn’t mean I don’t have any issues with this new lifestyle. One thing I struggle with is that I love travel and I also love music.  I find it much easier to practice music by having a rehearsal studio, a place where you can be as loud as you want. You can’t really do that in an RV. Sure, I can practice my acoustic guitar no problem, but playing drums or electric guitar – that becomes an issue.

Right now I am more focused on adventure, lucid dreaming, this blog, the podcast and our youtube channel. At some point I will want to bring music to the forefront. How that will play out, I am not sure. At the moment I am really enjoying exploring these national parks, going on hikes and feeling free.

What I love about traveling full-time is that everything feels like an adventure. I am always having to adapt and learn new things. This is good for me because I get bored way too easily. At the moment I think our goal is to visit all 50 states. It’s going to take time to achieve that. Sure you can rush through and see all 50 states, but we stay in each place typically for one month. During winter we stay in one place for four months. It is a slower process, but we get to see a lot. It is also much more affordable this way.

Everything has its cons and living an RV is no exception; waiting for hot water, making repairs, travel days are stressful, trains and highways can be noisy at RV parks, wireless internet is slower and more expensive, no dishwasher, dealing with propane, etc. Despite  these things, the good still outweighs the bad. I love the freedom that we have. And I still have a lot of college debt, but I still feel incredible free. I have my debt under control and feel confident I can clear it. If I feel this free with the amount of debt I have now, how will I feel when the debt is gone?

What will we do when we hit our goal of seeing all 50 states? I’m not sure, but most likely just continuing working on art and perhaps starting to explore other countries. Our travels will not end with America. Will we continue living in a RV after touring the U.S.? Who knows, only time will tell. What matters at this moment, is that I am happy. I am doing what I have always wanted to do – travel.

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

4/30/19 | UTAH

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What do we say to the God of Death?

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Not today I thought, as I was ascending Angels Landing at Zion National park. It was the most intense and scariest hike I have ever completed. Apparently there have been 6 deaths since 2004 at Angels Landing, so yes it is very dangerous. You are holding onto chains as you climb up and can see right over the edge. Despite the fear, it was a very exciting and rewarding experience.

Recently I had a dream about death. I dreamt I was having health issues in my dream and then later thought I was dead. This really upset me in the dream and I quickly entered denial, so much so that I wanted to search for my physical body to see if in fact it was real. I never got around to finding my body in my dream, but it is very interesting how non lucid dreams can feel so real and be so convincing.

After having this vivid dream about death, I found myself lucid in another dream after a dream character talked about spirituality. I did a reality check and saw an old lady walking by and I was inclined to tell her that this was simply a dream. She didn’t want to hear it and ran off. I began getting very emotional at this point in the lucid dream and had to tell myself to calm down. The scene quickly changed to me being in a room with my wife and I again was compelled to let it be known that this was just a dream. I was trying to tell her and she didn’t want to hear it. I also did a reality check right in front of her. I was putting my hand through my other hand and I continued telling her it was just a dream. It clicked for her and she became very upset and went to hug me, but I woke up.

I’ve heard of other lucid dreamers doing this, but this was my first time telling other dream characters that it was a dream. I don’t think I am going to do this anymore because it doesn’t seem to do any good and eventually caused me to wake up.

I have so much to learn about lucid dreaming. There are many things I want to experiment with and explore. I have been doing a lot of meditation and readings around lucid dreaming and astral projection and I have been learning about how to prolong these experiences and how to have them more often. It is going to take me some time to experiment with what I have learned, but once I get a chance I will report back with what is working.

-Andrew

4/29/19 | UTAH