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Old 02-06-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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Kinda nervous.

Heading out bright and early to sign the papers and pick up my new to me rv.

This is the biggest step towards going full time. Sell house next, quit jobs around same time.

I am sure i have enough money and at the same time I am sure i do not.

I found myself setting money goals and then getting there and saying but if i wait 2 more years it can be this much more.

I recall 23 year old me saying if i had x amount in the bank i would just pack it in and go live life to the fullest. 35 year old me hit that and said " i need more five more years" 40 years old........not yet, we hit the number again but lets go three more years and see. And the beat goes on.

I just hope 60 year old me is happy with what 47 year old me is trying to do.

I know 23 year old me would be proud of my going for it and i suspect 60 year old me will look back on it and be damn glad i did it.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:48 AM   #2
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Congrats bro on taking the leap. I am no where near close to doing so but wish you nothing but the best. Good luck with the purchase. Make sure you post up some picks for us to see.
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Congrats, you will enjoy your retirement and new life. I did the same as you did and each time you reach your goal, you start to think "is that enough". At some point you have to stop and take the leap. My Dad died of a sudden heart attack 6 days before his retirement date and never got to enjoy one day of his retirement. Don't worry if you planned right and saved right, the money will work out and not be an issue. I think everyone worries about giving up their job as a lot of us have never been without one. Once you see the money is not going to be an issue, you will never regret your new retired lifestyle. Good luck, have fun and enjoy it, you earned it.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:49 AM   #4
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First, congratulations! It's a huge change and there are bound to be some lingering doubts that nag at you, that's natural. Trust yourself: you've never let yourself down before.

Second, prepare yourself for Buyer's Remorse. It's inevitable, but it's also very temporary. Push through it - it'll evolve into Pride of Ownership before you know it.

Third, remember that this is what you worked for. You've earned it, you deserve it, and now it's time to go out and enjoy it!

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Congrats on the decision jbrv. You will do well. You have thought this through well. You are prepared. As the above states, you will have doubts. normal, but they will disappear. Enjoy the new lifestyle. We all live on a one way road, and the end keeps getting closer everyday. I myself, getting closer to saying YES, to a new Class C at the young age of 71. I have a friend that bought a new 5er, at the age of 85, and still going stong. Its a mind game. You will will win.
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Congrats & don't look back. One of the things I regret is putting off doing things until later. Hopefully I'll have time to do & see everything.
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Great responses. Your encouragement helps me as well as we are looking at this lifestyle in 2016.
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Kinda nervous - Yea, but it is a happy kind of nervous.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:28 PM   #10
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Thanks all............bonus pic

yep a little buyers remorse...........200 yards to the highway then i get 2 miles down and construction and narrow lanes for 3 miles! but i just bought this damn and i am learning to drive it. Why did I not plaster a giant student driver sign on the ass end of this thing!!

10 miles later feeling better and relaxed enough to crank up the music and go with it. Ozzy Osbourne crazy train was the first song to randomly play, it felt right. All was good from there

So i had read how nice folks in campgrounds can be and was kinda
skeptical. Forget that. The folks at the first campground were so nice it was almost strange. I had walked in and looked at the spot to get the lay of land and see how I could best get it parked without looking like an ass and hitting something. the second I made it clear to one other camper I was more than willing to take advice and any help they were willing to give I had a crew of four making sure i backed it in in just the right place! NICE. This is gonna work out well.
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Nice looking MH, the more you drive it the better and more confident you will be. Before long you will be backing into spots with no help at all. Always get out and look what you are backing into, even if people are trying to help you. It's a blast have fun and have safe travels...Mike
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Don't forget about your health. I am 62 and have been jogging 4-5 miles every other day for last 25 years. It is a great way to recon (check out) new areas around RV parks and it keeps you heathy and less visits to the doctor's office.
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Congrats on that new Bounder, and embarking on this super-fun thing called RVing!
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yep a little buyers remorse...........200 yards to the highway then i get 2 miles down and construction and narrow lanes for 3 miles! but i just bought this damn and i am learning to drive it. Why did I not plaster a giant student driver sign on the ass end of this thing!!

10 miles later feeling better and relaxed enough to crank up the music and go with it. Ozzy Osbourne crazy train was the first song to randomly play, it felt right. All was good from there

So i had read how nice folks in campgrounds can be and was kinda
skeptical. Forget that. The folks at the first campground were so nice it was almost strange. I had walked in and looked at the spot to get the lay of land and see how I could best get it parked without looking like an ass and hitting something. the second I made it clear to one other camper I was more than willing to take advice and any help they were willing to give I had a crew of four making sure i backed it in in just the right place! NICE. This is gonna work out well.

You'll find that's true most anywhere you go! If you don't mind asking for help there's usually lots of folks ready and willing to give it!
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