Reading the Workkamper forums, I came across this post written by retiredmsgt2 (hope they don't mind me reposting it).
" Have contract on home...moving into RV this weekend...auctioning what is left after sifting through priorities. Just some thoughts for the hesitant dreamer out there: Most of us start fulltime after the kids are grown and gone. You get left with the results of creating a home for the family, but there are empty rooms now. You are paying to heat and cool rooms that aren't being used anymore. Your personal priority changed with age, and a lot of accumulated things no longer have the same luster. That huge kitchen was nice, but it is usually just dinner for two these days. You eat TV dinners on a tray in front of the TV while watching reruns of "I Love Lucy". As Peggy Lee used to sing..."Is That All There Is ?" No, it isn't. There's the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Disney World, Adventureland, National Forests, barbecue in the South, fresh trout in Colorado, raw beauty in Big Bend, History in Boston, and mountains to be crossed on the way to the beach in California. There's country music in Nashville, variety in Branson, a submarine in North Little Rock, flea markets everywhere, and lots of friends that you haven't met yet. So, come on, let go of what was, accept what is, and think of what your life could be if you put a plan into action...and don't look back. There is laughter, fun, adventure, and the pure joy of being free waiting at the end of your driveway. Go for it !!! I double-dog dare you to enjoy the rest of your life."
Well put! There is SO MUCH out there to see and do. His list is just the tip of the iceberg.
We have empty rooms and eat on TV trays (not TV dinners). We are so glad our kids are supportive of our plans. They have heard them for YEARS. Now we are in limbo, waiting for the house to sell and counting down the days (27 more weeks).
"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...Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain