It’s really cool that not everybody feels like they have to fit within the constructs of the American Dream to be happy in life. It must be so invigorating for people to be able to know who they are and run with it. If that means they never buy a house and never settle in one place for more than a couple months or a year, then so be it. That’s just fine. In fact, a life spent on the road is a life that is full of just as much happiness as any other life, and a whole lot more adventure.
Of course, whoever you spend your life with is what makes a life amazing. A person can of course be happy navigating the roads of life alone, but if you have a friend or partner and you decide that the two of you are going to be sojourners for life and drive from place to place, rent a cute little home for several months until the next destination starts calling your name, then so be it. If this is your dream, here are the benefits that come with living a life on the road:
You Won’t Have to Deal With Home Maintenance
Having a home of your own is amazing and it’s really nice to be able to decorate and choose all of the features that you want. You might find that you want this at some point in your life, but if the time isn’t now and you want to spend this portion of your life enjoying the open road and all the amazing things the world has to offer, one benefit to this lifestyle is that you won’t have to deal with home maintenance things like leaky roofs and weedy yards and electricity bills.
You Get to See the World
If you buy a camper, an RV, or you’re a backpacker at heart and choose to roam about the country on your own two feet, one benefit of this lifestyle is that you get to see the world. When you live in one place, you own a home, you meet somebody and settle down and have kids, it becomes a lot harder to get out and see everything the world has to offer.
When you choose to spend your life in a bus you’ve converted into a comfortable home, or you live out of a suitcase and hit hotels once a week to get your shower in and your laundry done, you’re giving yourself the ability to be blown around with the wind. Nothing is holding back and you’ll have stories to tell that will make other people jealous.
If not having the normal bills that hold people down and getting to see the world isn’t enough to convince you that living your life on the road is awesome, it might not be the life for you. However, if the thought of doing this makes you giddy with excitement, try it out and write down all the aspects you love about it, so that others can learn from your experience
Originally posted on August 22, 2016 @ 3:26 am