RVAmerica.com Forums
 
RVAmerica ForumsRVAmerica ForumsWomenWomen's RV Foru...Newbies / Intro...Newbies / Intro...Everyone says I canEveryone says I can't do it, I think I can
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post
 4/12/2007 9:36 AM
 
[quote] All these ladies are Doers in getting out there and following their dreams. Nothing holds them back. [/quote]
ChrisMiss said this on another thread. I liked the premise of that thought...and thought this can apply to you, Rhonda!!
Keep posting... We do care!!!
Joella

Enjoy Life - It Has An Expiration Date

WOMEN'S CHAT -- 9:30 PM Eastern

 

https://www.facebook.com/g#!/groups/173026182147/  Women Who RV

New Post
 4/12/2007 10:58 AM
 
Rhonda, whatever you do, don't let any your doubts or anyone else's stop you from getting out there and having wonderful experiences. You have a lot of members on this board right there in Alabama!
I am here with Linda at a GTG (get together) in TN. I traveled from East Texas to be here, and I have met some really fantastic people, laughed, eaten great food, gone sightseeing with friends, and am having a wonderful time. There are people here who can answers my dumb questions, give me hints, encourage me in every way.
Just get out and go, girl, and laugh all the way!
Carole
2007 Itasca Cambia Pepper- Heinz variety dog

Carole 2007 Itasca Cambia
New Post
 4/12/2007 3:43 PM
 
Rhonda,
I wanted to add my voice to the chorus... you can do anything you put your mind and heart to. Don't listen to the voices that say you can't. Only hear the voice in your head and heart that says "I can!"
--RVThereYet

--RVThereYet
New Post
 4/12/2007 11:26 PM
 
Hi Rhonda!
My "home base" is Alabama but I just left yesterday heading north- am at the same get together that lipiscano (sp) mentioned. I won't be back in Alabama till some time next fall/winter - but would be happy to meet up then if you're interested.
Yes, if you want to do it - you certainly can. And Should. The question is - is it something YOU want.
And yes, if you were used to riding your own motorcycle, you could still trailer one - you'd just have to change HOW you trailer it if the method you used before you say you couldn't do by yourself. Or, as you say, you could tow a car.
Me, my rig is small - but that is by choice because of how I like to travel and where - big rigs can't get to some of the places I like going. But if I ever wanted a big one, believe me, no one would get away with telling me I can't! Don't listen to them - they know not what they say.
I'm repeating lots already said, so will say no more now. Just follow YOUR heart and YOUR dreams - not those of others - be it family, friends or strangers. Smiling is contagious - try it!
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
New Post
 4/13/2007 4:39 PM
 
Ok, I do have a DH that is the main driver of our RV but what I want to say is this: I got this idea in my head back in 1999 to see it all and go Full-time and planned it out. By May of 2001 I was living in my motorhome in my driveway pitching everything out of the house and handed the keys to the Real Estate lady the first week of Aug 2001 while the DH was STILL working. We bounced between 3 parks while he was still working. Jan 2003 he retired, we were free to hit the road and not look back. My family and friends all thought I was nuts, would get it out of my system in a year and give it up and buy another stick house. They thought it would be dangerous and how could we leave family behind. Well those folks are NOT campers and haven't got a clue what this lifestyle is or anything of the wonderful people we meet in this RV world. Next month will be 6 yrs that I have been at home in my Home on wheels and loving it! I have a new family called RVers who are very supportive, I have met SO many ladies on the road by themselves, some have some fears but don't we all? I found most of them are very strong and loving every minute! Don't give up your dreams it can be done and you WILL befriend the people you meet down the road. One of the most friendly groups are the Escapees and you will see the logo on alot of cars and RV's. They became our family for friendship and information. They also have a group called the SOLOS. Gypsygirl here on this forum heads up the SOLOS. Set up your WISH BOARD and ignore those who are clueless.

In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
New Post
 4/14/2007 12:07 AM
 
Hi Rhonda! You sound like a resourceful lady. I can tell you want to keep the rig. You are so newly widowed.... I encourage "no" important decisions for a good while. (You have likely heard that already.) You need to get "your head screwed on right" and it willtake a little time.
I know you will come out the other side making all the right decisions. God bless! Karmagirl

Karmagirl
New Post
 4/14/2007 2:02 PM
 
Rhonda - Welcome to this wonderful forum. Sorry for the loss of your husband. Allow yourself time to grieve and plan for your future. I would second the motion of holding off doing or selling Anything for at least a year or until you are ready. The best thing about RVing is how empowering it is and how doable it is. Breaks all the sterotypes and allows the thinking - "What else can I do I didn't think I could?" Take care of yourself and keep us posted on how you are. Mary Marysdream Its all good!!!!!
2000 Rialta (little Sweetie)

Marysdream Its all good!!!!! 2000 Rialta (little Sweetie)
New Post
 4/15/2007 11:53 AM
 
So much good advice given here and by many ladies who have been where you are at. I just wanted to say that I too am sorry for your loss. Don't make any major decisions for awhile.
My husband and I have had this discussion on what we would do if the other one passed away. We both said we'd continue traveling. Doesn't mean funeral one day and on the road the next, there is no timetable with this lifestyle.
Don't listen to well-meaning friends and family. Allow yourself time before making any decision. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present. http://www.macandchris.com

Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present. http://www.macandchris.com
New Post
 4/15/2007 1:19 PM
 
Rhonda I am so sorry for your loss. Like Sparkle said it will get better but slowly. There has been some fantastic advice given here. ie, no one would be telling a 'man' that he couldn't do it on his own, don't make any major decisions for awhile yet, don't listen to the doubters, to name a few. You simply can't live your life imprisoned by someone elses fears. Your not a child. You are so far ahead of the game right now. You already have a rig, you know how to drive it, you know how to hook it up. That is so much more than some of the women on here had going for them when they got started. I don't know what your money situation is? But there are tow bars with motorcycle lifts on them. That's the way I will go if I end up with a motorhome. Tho I am leaning hard for a pick up truck and travel trailer. I will have to either get a lift on the tow bar or a pull on lift to drag the bike up into the truck. Like you've been advised, go camping on weekends on your vacation. Retire early if you want and work camp. YOU CAN DO THIS. You have the want, the desire and the equipment already. Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!

Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!
New Post
 4/15/2007 2:13 PM
 
Hi, Rhonda & welcome. When everyone says you can't, everyone means "I'm scared, aren't you?". Of course you can do whatever you want to do. And you can do it on your schedule. And, being scared doesn't mean you can't do it. Being scared just means you're thinking about stepping outside your comfort zone.
I wasn't especially comfortable when I got married, had children, went to college, got my first or subsequent jobs, had my first post-divorce date, etc, etc., etc.
I do agree with what most of us survivors have found, though. There's no rush. Your opportunities will only expand as time goes on and you begin to heal.
So glad to have you. Stick around and help us all grow. Read Sparkle's posts!!! karen live for the moment "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - AA Milne

karen live for the moment "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - AA Milne
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
RVAmerica ForumsRVAmerica ForumsWomenWomen's RV Foru...Newbies / Intro...Newbies / Intro...Everyone says I canEveryone says I can't do it, I think I can

Horizon Block
Progressive Insurance