Lil’ Sprinty Seeking a Snowbird Girlfriend

After thinking long and hard, it is time for me to let Lil’ Sprinty go on an adventure with someone else.  My boyfriend and I have been spending most of our time in his bus and since our goal is to save as much money as we can, the extra space the RV provided really isn’t needed.  The decision to sell has been really difficult because I enjoyed remodeling with my dad over the summer.  We put a lot of love and work into it and it will be sad to see it go.  When I bought the RV, Matt and I didn’t know that we would enjoy living together as much as we do!  Living in an RV saves lots of money, but living in a bus with the man I love and sharing expenses saves even more money!  Yes, I will be sacrificing my own sanctuary, and life in the bus will get even cozier, but our goal is to save money and we are willing to do what it takes.

I would be a liar if my only reason for selling was to save money and live with my boyfriend.  After enduring an insane rainy season, I realized that I don’t want to endure another one in an RV.  I came to the conclusion that Lil’ Sprinty needs a snowbird girlfriend or boyfriend to take him to where rain isn’t a constant concern in the winter.  The RV was born in 1989 and needs a drier place.  Old RV’s require a  lot of love and care and even though I had fun remodeling, the thought of maintenance and doing anymore remodels is stressful to me.

One thing I have learned from this experience is that sometimes when you try to simplify your life, it just becomes more complicated!  I saved money and simplified my financial situation in many ways, but having an RV caused a lot of stress and created complications. (Read my post titled “Fuck It!”).  Since this learning experience is still being experienced, I will create a post after I do a little more processing so check back later:)






Author: Action is Eloquence

I live in Grants Pass, Oregon with my wonderful husband and am in the process of re-imagining a new life for myself! I just moved from Portland where I spent the last 11 years on a metaphorical runway and now am ready to take off. College, a marriage, several customer service jobs, death, fear and shyness were all teachers, but it's time for me to take what I learned and use my talents to make a better life for myself and give back to the community. I have a passion for helping people remember their relationship with nature. I went to Portland State University where I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Sustainability Education. I enjoy blogging because it is a way for me to help others regain this relationship and learn how to care for the Earth by living more simply and mindfully. Traditional cooking, natural building, living simply, permaculture and ecopsychology are my favorite subjects and I have a new obsession with eating bugs as a way to help live a more sustainable life. I only appear quiet and reserved until someone gets me going any of these topics!

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