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Is your life boring, stimulating or somewhere in between?

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Let’s measure the mental state of the millions and millions of RVtravel.com readers. Okay, maybe not millions, but lotsa thousands.

How is your life? Do you wake up each day energized — ready to greet the day with gusto? Or do you wake up, look at the clock and say to yourself, “Heck it’s only 11:30. What’s the point of getting up?”

Well, we hope you’re in Group A. But let’s find out. Let’s see if we RVers are a happy, stimulated bunch, or just the opposite — not too excited about our lives.

Okay, it’s time to answer. Please feel free to leave a comment. If you have a stimulating life, tell us about it. What keeps you energized? Maybe you’ll provide some inspiration to others who aren’t as enthusiastic about their lives and could use a little motivation.

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TimV
4 months ago

I reluctantly go to bed each night looking forward to the morning! That being said, there’s (I’m told) a Chinese proverb/curse: “May you live in interesting times”. My life has certainly been interesting thus far. Voted stimulating.

Delaina
4 months ago

My husband collects and runs old hit & miss engines and a 1/2 scale steam tractor and I’m a quilter. He’s 78 and I’m 75. Our minds are very stimulated😊

Neal Davis
4 months ago

When we travel, we enjoy it. However, there is so much work to do at the farm, that we have to make ourselves travel. We could never be bored living in the middle of a 120-acre farm in the western foothills of the Appalachians and teeming with wildlife. Similarly, we have a great RV that we enjoy using to travel to interesting places we’ve never been or that we enjoy visiting over and over.

MattD
4 months ago

Never a dull moment here!! But sometimes..? I just want to be left alone..heh heh

Jim
4 months ago

I honestly don’t remember being bored for more than 10 or 15 minutes. That’s all the time I need to find something stimulating to do.

Paul
4 months ago

Things were getting boring as foreign travel was closed down and RVing had become a dash from safe haven to safe haven. Even my regular Bridge games were curtailed by the virus. Then I had the opportunity to join the Board of the Coop where we spend the winters in Southern California and even more exciting I became the Treasurer of this 283 site coop. This has caused me to engage my brain in ways I had stopped a decade ago and to engage with many other people to keep our coop healthy and financially strong. Now as I approach 80 I wake up with concerns about the most local of politics. I do not have time for lazy thinking and am obliged to stay present. Even planning for our departure to Iceland for 2 weeks gives me plenty to stimulate my brain.

Brian Burry
4 months ago

Knowing that 98.4% of all who have Covid survives, and both my wife and I survived Covid 19 in 2020, and survived Omicron Covid in February of 2022, allows us to live a very stimulated life! I’m 74, she is 72, never had a shot, we live with natural immunity that gives us strength to enjoy life to it’s fullest!!!

John Koenig
4 months ago

As a Full Time RVer, covid has “changed the game” for me. Although I am fully vaccinated and boosted, I CHOOSE to be extra careful in how I interact with the world. Pre-covid, I traveled extensively logging 100,000+ miles in under 10 years (as well as taking three cruises). Since covid, I’ve found a safe place in which I can “wait it out” but, I DO look forward to the time (hopefully in the near future) where I’ll feel that it’s SAFE to resume RV travel. If I can get my weight back under 220#, I’d go skydiving again! 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by John Koenig
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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  John Koenig

You can do it, John! What a great, and exciting, incentive to get your weight down. Not to mention living a healthier and longer life! (BTW – If I can do it, you can do it! I just wish I had done it sooner.) Good luck, and let us know when you’re back to skydiving! 😀 –Diane

MattD
4 months ago
Reply to  John Koenig

John, it’s ok man! just start walking a little at a time, increase weekly whether it be 10 steps at a time or 40. Just don’t give up! 🙂

kat
4 months ago

If it’s boring, it’s either my fault or I’m ill

DW/ND
4 months ago

I look forward to every day and have a basic plan for what I want to accomplish during those 14 or so hours. Items like this newsletter, emails, yard work, Rv what-evers, Township matters and of course the 4 great grand kids! (They live across the street!); and finally, a relaxing evening with the formally known {bleeped} tube and old Tv shows! It is interesting to observe the speed of time passage as I note – seems almost daily – “What day is this?” and it’s Friday again! Take care and enjoy every day – the alternative is permanent!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Hi, DW/ND. Ha! Our filter bleeped your old-fashioned term for a TV. I’ll just leave it as is, since most folks can fill in the blank. 😆 Have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Bill Forbes
4 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Why would your filter bleep ****? Definition:

noun
NORTH AMERICAN
a foolish or stupid person.
“why was that {bleeped} given a key investigation?”
BRITISH
an embarrassing mistake.

verb
BRITISH
make an embarrassing mistake.
“we found we boobed and reserved the wrong date.”

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill Forbes

Hi, Bill. It’s on our list of “could be” offensive words, i.e., sometimes people use that slang term referring to a body part. I didn’t put it there. It’s just in the classification along with other body parts that aren’t appropriate to include on our G-rated website. Sorry I can’t explain it any better than that. Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

Bill Forbes
4 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

By the way, that was stimulating!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill Forbes

Uh oh. 😆 –Diane

Skip
4 months ago

Not so much boring or unstimulated as I’m stimulated just the effects leave one exhausted. Can’t do all what I use to do and the effects not less stimulated but just pooped.

vanessa
4 months ago

Boring more than stimulating at the moment since I am minus a tow vehicle and can’t go anywhere!

Ivor
4 months ago

Our fulltime RV life is mostly stimulating because we’re volunteers (great way to save lotsa money).
We move around between gigs, meet new people and learn new things as well as have great experiences around the country.

Dave F
4 months ago

Life is not boring. However, the frustration of not being able to do things I did as recently as five years ago has taken the edge off “stimulating”. As with all things, aging begins to limit you and your perspective of changes.

Ronald Duncan
4 months ago

this year has been almost too stimulating . I’m working this summer in a campground that has had a big drug bust , a trailer fire and exploding irrigation pipes among other things . But if there is ever a dull moment I always have a good read on hand to retreat to.

John M
4 months ago

As you get older some things were more stimulating than now, as you slow down with age.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  John M

Hi, John. Just being able to get up in the morning at this age is pretty stimulating, I think. 😆 Take care. 😀 –Diane

Kaeleen Buckingham
4 months ago

I have spent the last 6 months taking care of my parents, then helping my mom organize a funeral, help my mom with all the paperwork resulting from my dad’s death while she was quickly declining in the cognitive sense, then downsizing her from 1100 square feet to 300 square feet. I am completing dispersing the “leftovers” from the downsizing.

T Scott
4 months ago

We bought the RV last year, traveled extensively and enjoyed it. Gas prices got us this year and my travel partner decided she didn’t want to travel any longer. Since I’m by myself now, it was boring for a couple months but now I volunteer at a state park and it’s been great! As a volunteer, I have some responsibilities and meet really great people. Plus, enjoy the outdoors.

Sheri
4 months ago
Reply to  T Scott

T. Scott, GOOD for YOU! Stay Positive and continue to be Happy! Thank you for volunteering.

Dave
4 months ago

First thing every morning, I check to see if I’m in a BOX, IF NOT, it’s a good day.

tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Upright and still moving, that’s my goal.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  tom

Yep, Tom and Dave. Every day that I’m vertical is a good day! Y’all have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Sheri
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Dave and Tom including everyone else who are living and happy to be! Right On and Keep Smiling! Positive Attitude and recognizing BEING GRATEFUL is our way of Living!

Bob p
4 months ago

The electric police truck is great unless it has to chase a bad guy and the range has all ready been used up providing lighting for an accident scene.That scenario has all ready been reported in merry old England where Bobbys’ can’t chase the bad guys because their EV cop cars don’t have the range to do so.

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