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How To deal with Negativity

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Hey there. Over the next few blog posts, I’ll be answering different questions we get about RV’ing.

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I got from a reader named Jane. She is 67 years old and in good health. She’s a widow and she wants to start traveling in an RV but she’s getting some pushback from her family.

Her biggest question is how to deal with negative people who are trying to keep her from moving on into this adventure.

I am a 67 year old widow in great health and in one year and four months I will be selling everything I own and taking off for the open road with my dog (wolfhound mix) Murphy. I need a lot of advice and a lot less of the negativity I am getting from my family. I really want to have good financial cushion and I have recently driven a 17 foot U haul towing my car.from SC to AZ alone. I am leaning toward a class C but not sure. Any advice is much appreciated.

We hear this all the time from people who are planning to get on the road full time. Heck, most of us might even be saying this to ourselves. Doing something completely different from everyone else can be a little scary. And most of us are conditioned to think about all the bad things that “could” happen while on the road.

So how do you deal with the negativity surrounding your decision to live and travel on the road?

It’s a different lifestyle and not everybody is going to understand what you’re doing. Their concerns are fear based and they just want you to be ok.

Truth is, things will happen to you while you’re on the road.

Since getting on the road, we’ve dealt with a few big issues from breaking down, having a blowout that took a chunk from the underbelly, and being diagnosed with breast cancer.

But humans are resilient and we’re able to deal with issues that arise better than we think. The biggest thing that will help you transition to RV living is to find an online group. There are several RV forums and Facebook groups that you can join to help answer any questions about getting on the road and to be encouraging while you downsize and get your rig.

If you’re on Facebook, I’d recommend you joining a couple of RV groups to help with all the questions that come up while planning it. The groups are also nice to chat with other like minded people.
Here are a few of the popular ones:

RV Tips
Women Who RV
RV Camping Tips and Adventures
RVillage

Do you have a burning question about getting on the road? Or what to do when you are traveling full time? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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