Fascination Beginnings

   I have always looked in awe at RV's when they passed me by on the road. I remember as a child, sitting in the back seat (with no seatbelt on, of course) of my parent's car, staring out the window, watching these homes on wheels go by. I was always wondering if they had everything that meant anything to them with them. Were they on vacation? Were they living in there? Where are they going? What cool things are they going to see? The same questions still arise when I see them go by me. That was before one of these became mine! Now I'm asking myself the same things. Well kind of. I always knew that my days here in Charleston were numbered, but I didn't think it was going to take this long to finally make the step to leave. For the past 2 years, I've been preparing myself, even though I didn't know if I was going to be buying an RV? Buying a boat? Working on a boat? Backpacking? Or what, I just knew that the time was coming, that this itch had to be scratched. Or as my good friend Schelly would say, it was time for me to move my cheese. (great book, btw)
  So the fascination of it all has been to travel, NO MATTER HOW I WAS GOING TO  DO IT, IT WAS GOING TO BE DONE!!!! Like I said, I was already getting prepared. I was getting sickened in the past few years by all my stuff at my house. I started getting rid of things I didn't need. I'm not a hoarder, but I did hold onto things that I was never going to use, even though I told myself at the time that I could use it for something later. I had a yard sale, I was giving things to friends. I went through my shoes. I am down to 10 pairs. My goal is 5! Haha. I did get rid of 3 large-sized trash bags full of shoes! I'm not kidding! Now I didn't buy most of the shoes, I have always lived frugally and thrifty. Most of my shoes were given to me, and I don't like to say no. Ok, I could go on and on about shoes (I'll make a separate blog about that) but I'll get back to the point. I was getting rid of STUFF! And it felt good. And every time I do eliminate crap, I feel better! Most of my friends are probably annoyed by how much I talk about me minimizing my life and probably don't want me to tell them how much they need to watch that awesome documentary on Netflix called the minimalist. (minimizing. http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3810760/)
   Here I am getting rid of things to finally get to my goal of pursuing my happiness and finally get to have my fascinations turned into realities.  Cheers to all!


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