Hard to believe it’s June 1st already.
2020, The Ultimate Insane Mode Button, but who pressed it?!?
Weird right? Like did anyone else feel that we were suspended in April for like 3 months? Just April A, April B, & April C? Then all of a sudden someone hit the “Insane Mode” button like in a Tesla Model S and now you have whiplash?? To be honest, I’m still struggling to find the right comparison for this year. Maybe there isn’t one? 2020 has been….in a word, Preternatural.
Preternatural = adj; out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal:
Here’s the thing though…as fulltime RV’ers, there’s nothing natural about living in a home on wheels. Anyone ever had to worry about how to get your mail that’s usually already 30 days late after it was originally sent or establish a domicile for tax purposes? Uggggh. The struggle is real. What about in the middle of cold winter’s night and you run out of propane? Brrr. Or popping the cap on your sewer line to hook up the hose & not be fast enough before you’ve ruined a pair of shoes? Ewww. Being on the road fulltime as a RV’er and nomad, life can be abnormal…most of the time. We have 3 different mailing addresses currently. Definitely not normal. But one can make the argument that this lifestyle is exceptional.
Exceptional because it teaches you things.
Things only learned by doing. Things only felt by experience. Things that illicit fear in the beginning, but feel rewarding after. This lifestyle is empowering.
You can likely ask any fulltimer, whether they are in a van, bus, pop-up, 5th wheel, or travel trailer…they’ll tell you…they wouldn’t trade the unnatural for anything. Some of them likely thrive off it.
For most of us, 2020 has taken us by surprise.
At the very least this year has been completely new; Strange & maybe a little foreign. It’s definitely created struggle for everyone in some form or fashion. But as a unity it’s up to us as people to overcome. “We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community”. —Haile Selassie.