I’ve refrained from writing this post for a long time because, contrary to what my husband and kids might tell you, I really do not like telling people what to do. And I hate writing posts that inevitably lead to the each to his own reactions, comments, and feedback. I respect that everyone has their own set of circumstances and reasoning behind life decisions.
We receive so many emails and messages on social media from people who are saying a version of the following:
I wish we could own an RV. One day we will get an RV. We are on the five-year plan. We are on the seven-year plan. When we retire, we look forward to buying our first RV. Etc, etc.
And then the story of Driving Miss Norma went ripping around the internet over the last couple of weeks. I had two thoughts:
- That is amazing that Norma is living her life to the fullest.
- I don’t want to wait until I am 90 to have the time of my life.
In almost every single case, people who tell us they are waiting to get an RV cite financial reasons. It is not in the budget right now. They don’t want a payment. They are saving up. On the surface, these statements seem completely reasonable and even downright responsible. In fact, I presented them all to my husband over the course of buying our first pop up.
The arguments don’t really fly. Why?