The Beginning of the Beginning of our #RVLife
In May of 2018 Justin and I were visiting South Dakota from NYC for my lil bros high school graduation. The trip overall was brief but pleasant, despite being filled with all sorts of familial obligations of which I was not the center of. Swapping NYCs constant hustle for a more relaxed atmosphere was generally a nice change of pace.
On our drive from South Dakota to Minneapolis (where my sister lives and where flights to NYC are considerably cheaper) I had a mini existential crisis: some things at work weren’t going a direction I wanted. Did I even enjoy the work I was doing? (I mean, yes, I managed a couple ramen shops and ate free ramen everyday, so duh, that was awesome. But was it fulfilling?) NY is so stressful and expensive, why do we pay so much money to live in a city that we hardly get to enjoy because we are too exhausted from all the work and hustle that is required to survive there? (This topic had been coming up during social gatherings at an exponential rate the longer I’d lived there and the older I got). And just the general what am I doing with my life, am I making the most of it, what’s the point of it all?!
The RVs we continued to pass on the open road seemed to offer me an answer, or at least another way to look for answers. So I downloaded a book on full time RV living, told Justin that we should do it, and after a couple weeks back in Brooklyn he’d found an old RV for sale on Craigslist out in Pennsylvania. We drove the few hours to look at it and new right away it was the one for us, and so our adventure began.