My last night here at Ben Avery's is supposed to be Thursday night but since I've done everything I wanted to do here I may leave a little early. I don't know what day I want to leave so I will probably do what I often do, decide when I wake up in the morning based on whether or not I'd rather be somewhere else than where I'm at.
When you've paid to stay somewhere like I've done here at Ben Avery's, making the decision to leave early is more difficult because you feel like you've wasted some money. But at this point in my life my happiness, and the enjoyment of what I'm doing, is more important to me than a few dollars.
All of my life, and I guess this applies to most folks, live our lives in a way that revolves around money and the acquisition thereof. But since I became a full timer I've made a conscious effort to change that behavior and make "Time" the center around which my life turns.
When you're young you don't have much money but you've got plenty of time. As you get to middle age often you will have money and time. But when you get old you usually come to the realization that you don't have much money or much time. And of those two things time is by far the most valuable because it can't be replaced.
After coming to that realization myself I decided that I would treat my time as if it had great value, which of course to me it does. So I try not to waste it, bearing in mind that the term "waste" means different things to different people. I try to enjoy every minute of it, knowing that my concept of enjoyment is different from some other people's enjoyment. And I don't look back on it, since there's nothing I can do to change what I did or didn't do.
The most important thing that I actually do is try to live in the moment. I don't dwell on the past, and I don't stress about the future, I try to live and enjoy every hour of every day and put myself in situations where it's at least possible to do that, which is the reason that I often make decisions based on how I feel when I wake up in the morning.
I know that I'm blessed to be able to live like this, and I don't mean just living in an RV, I mean having the freedom to make decisions about how to live my life and live everyday the way I want to live within the limitations of my meager income.
Fluffy at sunset
Balloon flying over the ocean .... Or is it overhead ?