Sunday, November 18, 2012


DeBary, FL.

61 deg. overcast, NW wind @ 10 mph.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon.

I know that some of you reading this blog are full-timers like Jim and Linda are. Some of you want to go full-timing in the future and are working your way towards that dream. Others are thinking about the lifestyle and a few of you would never think about giving most of your possessions away, selling your house and moving into an RV.

So, what possesses people to get rid of almost everything that they've worked so hard to accumulate throughout their lives, move into a little box on wheels, say good-bye to family and friends that they've had for years and go full-timing?

I'm sure the answer is different for everyone, but here's a few of the reasons.

Some people are wanderers and just can't stay in one place for any length of time. It's easy to understand why they would want to go full-timing. Others are just plain fed up with the "rat race" they've been living and have decided that there just has to be a better way to live. Some have children who have grown up and moved to different parts of the country so the full-timing lifestyle is a good way to travel to different locations to see them.  And, I think some people have always wanted to travel and see the country and have decided that full-timing would be a good way to do it. There are also a few that are trying to run away from problems that they are having while living in a stix and brix house.

Now, "on the other side of the coin",  ,  ,  ,  Why don't some people feel that they can or want to full-time?

Well, here again, there are are all kinds of reasons but a couple of the reasons I hear the most is "I don't want to be away from my family", or "I couldn't possibly get rid of all of my "stuff" and move into an RV."
Some folks say they would "love" to go full-timing but come up with all kinds of reasons why they can't. They feel that they don't have enough money, they don't want to be "homeless", they can't because of health reasons, or they say that they're afraid to make such a big change in their lives.

Of course there are many more reasons on "both sides of the coin" but these seem to be the main ones.

So, where am I going with this?

Well, being that this post is getting pretty long already, you'll just have to wait for my next post to find out!!! : )

I promise that I won't keep you in suspense too long. ; )

A Point to Ponder :   The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

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