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It was a real lazy day today, it was cloudy all day and it rained off and on so I didn't do much of anything. But that's okay, I don't feel like I have to get out and do things to be happy. Sometimes I'm happy just sitting in the Arctic Fox reading or just doing a little cleaning.
I've learned to try and be happy in the moment. And that's a lot harder to do than one might think. When you've spent a lifetime thinking about how happy you're going to be in the future whether that's tomorrow or 10 years from now, it's really hard to think about being happy right now, or even recognized that you are happy right now. And that also applies to the past, it's very easy to look back and see the happy moments in our lives. Most of which we didn't recognize as being happy while they were happening.
And that's probably why I try to force myself to recognize I'm happy "right now". Since happiness is in the mind, if you can't be happy right now you're probably not going to be happy sometime in the future. And I think figuring this out was the key to helping me slow down and realize that, just like in life, the trip is the most important thing not the destination.
As a traveler, like I used to be, the destination was always the thing, because that is the Travelers mentality. But as a full-time RVer I've had to learn to take as much time as possible to get to where I'm going. Because at this point in my RV life I don't really have a destination I just have an area that I want to check out and see if I like it, and if I don't like it I will go to another area. So the trip never really ends.
Guess I would feel differently if I were like one of the blogs that I read called "Travel with The Bayfield Bunch" because they have a home up in Canada, and a home in Congress Arizona, which is near Wickenburg. it appears that there RVing is going from one destination to another. So the trip itself is not the thing. By the way you should check out their blog, good pictures, good writing, funny jokes.
I left Colorado about five weeks ago heading for Corpus Christi Texas and I'm still not there yet. I could've walked there faster than this, but the trip is what's important. Back in my traveling days I could easily make it from my home in Colorado to Hondo Texas in one long day, and brag about how far I had gone. But now I brag about how long it takes me to get somewhere. because at this point in my life going slow, and enjoying the trip, ....is what makes me happy.