RVing Full Time: Finding a Way to Live the Life of Your Dreams
“The world is your own kaleidoscope. The pictures which appear come from the
thoughts which move in your own mind.” – James Allen
A lot of people have the dream of rving full time.
Heck, a lot of people have the dream of walking away from their 9-5 job, of traveling the country – or
the world, of seeing all those beautiful places they’ve only seen in pictures or heard others talk about, of
living a life of freedom – RV or no RV.
The biggest obstacle in the way is finding a way to live the life of your dreams.
For most, the bottom line is the finances. I’ve written a few articles about budgeting for the RVing full
time lifestyle that helps plan and prepare for launching. That is the nuts and bolts – the black and white
– the logical part – and it is a vital piece in the path to finding a way to live the life of your dreams. But it
isn’t the only piece.
The other key to finding a way to live the life of your dreams is even more vital, for it will make your
dream a reality in ways all those figures on paper can’t explain. It is your mindset which determines the
outcome – colors your world – uses your imagination – creates and designs the dream.
I can already hear your response after you read the last paragraph. But, I DO imagine the life of rving
full time. I DO think about it all the time. I DO visualize my RV parked beside a beautiful river, in the
mountains, on the beach.
I already have the mindset! What gives? If it’s as simple as thinking about it – why don’t I have it?
It’s time for an attitude check – for your attitude towards your circumstances is the fertilizer for growing
the mental garden of your dreams.
James Allen writes in As a Man Thinketh:
“An individual does not have his own attitude fully under control as long as he is not happy, healthy and
prosperous. These three conditions are the result of a harmonious tuning of the ìnner with the outer…A
person only really becomes a person if he stops complaining and blaming and seeks the Law of his own
Being. He then begins to use circumstances to progress faster instead of fighting them. He then gradually
discovers his own inner power…Thoughts of weakness will lead to a lack of character and this will lead to
victimization. Hateful thoughts will lead to criticism and blame which, in turn, will attract enmity.
Thoughts of egoism will manifest themselves as forms of self-centeredness and will cause appropriate
circumstances. You cannot escape.”
Again, I can hear your response: “But my thoughts about RVing full time are beautiful, pleasant
thoughts – not full of hate or blame or ego.”
Here’s the thing. ALL your thoughts are thrown into the mental garden, they are not sorted into piles of
good thoughts and negative thoughts. And, ALL your thoughts have no power on their own accord –
their power comes from you – your attitude.
You say you only have good thoughts about RVing full time. Great! But, what is your attitude towards
others, towards money, towards obstacles? Some people see problems everywhere; others see
opportunities in every situation. Some people easily blame everything outside themselves for the
circumstances they face; others decide they can be the change needed. Some people believe they must
play the cards they were dealt with struggle and misery; others dig deep inside to uproot the beliefs that
do not serve them. Some people harbor guilt or bitterness in relationships; others forgive . . .
themselves as well as those that hurt them.
Anyone who has tended a garden knows that it requires daily attention to pull out the weeds and
provide fertile ground for the plants to grow.
It’s the same with your mind. You must regularly weed out the thoughts that hinder and destroy.
Learn this and you’ll discover you are finding the way to live the life of your dreams. There are many
great books that will help you master your mindset:
“As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen
“Secrets of a Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
“The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel
You want to improve your circumstances so that you can live the life of your dreams? Then begin the
work to improve yourself. Become the master gardener of your mindset.
It’s the most important work you will ever do.
Do this and watch obstacles fall away, the path made clear, your dream becomes reality - whether it’s
the dream of RVing full time or another dream.
About The Author: Trisha Barnes
We’re Bruce and Trisha of the Naked Hippies Road Trip! We absolutely DO live life fully - gave
up our house in the suburbs, got rid of tons of stuff and moved to the banks of the Missouri River
to live at a private campground. (No, it isn’t a nudist campground!) It was where we started to
take the steps toward our dream of living and traveling full time in our RV. We started out bare
bones naked - nothin’ to our name except our tent and essential stuff - and now we're living full
time in our RV! Got a dream? We'll share the Naked Truth about all the ups and downs we've
experienced - lessons learned - and how we can help you live your dream now - not in two years,
not in twenty years, but NOW!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by
the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade
winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”~ Mark Twain