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Living in a Small RV: Introduction

When I first bought an RV to live in last year a lot of people thought that it was a phase I would quickly snap out of. Part of me thought the same thing. Would a move from a 2000 square foot condo to a 100 square foot RV be bearable?

As it turned out, it was more than bearable. I loved it. When I left the country to travel, I sold everything including the RV I loved so much. Seven months later, back in Austin and faced with the proposition of finding somewhere to live, the decision was simple.

I wanted another RV, and it had to be even smaller.

Fools Gold

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As previously mentioned in my blog one of the reasons I bought my one way ticket to Asia was to help me prioritise what was important in my life and what isn’t. Then the plan was pretty simple, do more of the important stuff and eliminate the rest. Life’s too short etc etc This philosophy has lead me to do some incredibly exciting things over a short space of time. I have sung on stage with a Thai rock band over New Year, been the first westerner to spend ‘Tet’ (Vietnamese New Year) in a Zen Buddhist Monastery in Vietnam, sat and enjoyed a beer on a small island shared by Laos and Cambodia, Kayaked with a speedo wearing Ukrainian and died on a mountain road in Laos (and it only cost me $40 to come back to life). Currently I am renting a villa in Bali spending my days learning yoga and exploring the Island. I like to think everyone thinks I am cool, young and mysterious a bit like Lara Croft and not a sad old Julia Roberts from Eat, Pray, Love. I was here several years ago with my Mum on what was an amazing holiday. Although I am staying somewhere different – I am constantly revisiting old memories through the sights, smells and friendliness unchanged from my last visit (more on that later) which started making me miss my Mum. A lot. It therefore seemed rather apt that I chose to book a ticket back to the UK while I was here (Quantas, no more Air Asia for me) and start planning for my next move. So I have booked to leave Bali on April Fools day (rather apt for someone who said they would be away indefinitely) and will arrive back to enjoy the English summer! My next challenge to myself is to write my bucket list* put it up on my blog and through a serious of misadventures, trial and error and knowing me more hospital trips get as much of it completed as possible. In an attempt to make them SMART** I have to complete them before I am 30. Which I have worked out using several mathematical equations that you wouldn’t understand OFFICIALLY GROWN UP. Hopefully by that point I’ll be having so much fun that I can create a new one to keep me going till I’m really old. Or Dead (eek). I’m only two months away till I hit the big 2-8 and within these parameters also have to find a way to earn a living – no small feat eh. That will be up online in the next few days. I encourage you to do the same. A small list maybe of things you want to get achieved in the next few years (plenty of time) and have a think about how you can do them. I have been reading a great book which is helping me put these ideas into action and my next post will outline some of the tools I am using to put my list into action! Please share my blog on twitter and facebook using the links at the end of this post. Thankyou! And to keep you going till then…. Here are some funny videos I found on one of my usual pointless internet jaunts.

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*For those of you not familiar with the term – a list of stuff to do before I die. ** I know – I did a business degree and hated having to make SMART Objectives. (It means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time)

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