What could go wrong? We're just living in a travel trailer. Oh maybe everything!
Sometimes I'm afraid to open the front door to see what new thing has broke. We bought a used 2004 travel trailer, so we knew we would definitely hit some bumps along the road, but I don't think we we're expecting the constant work involved.
Some things are small, like you pull out a drawer and it just breaks, or your trailer gets infested with ants, or you run out of propane so your fridge turns off and you're constantly telling your kids " don't open the fridge you'll let the cold air out!" Other things are big, like your toilet leaks from below, your roof leaks when it rains, you loose the leverage bar to your equalizer hitch... something I didn't even know was a thing to lose before we bought a trailer.
Always learning... Always annoying.
I feel like we're constantly learning something new, which is great, but it's also exhausting. The list of things that keep a trailer running for full-time use is extensive. You have to learn to be flexible and realize nothing will go as smoothly as you thought. I sometimes want to loose it and forget we decided to ever do this. I then have a good cry and remember all the positive reasons we chose this life.
The rewards are substantial.
We knew it wouldn't be easy, but we also knew our decision would come with some life changing rewards, and it has already. I think of how far our family has come in just the last 4 months. We're not so easily angered or annoyed with each other. We've had so many more laughs and silly stories to share. We've spent real quality time with our kiddos and we've learned to let the hard days roll of our shoulders a bit easier.
My kids have amazed me with their resilience and positive attitudes. They just keep trucking along waiting for the next adventure. I know they have bad days, but you rarely see it. I feel like as adults we can learn so much from our little ones. I've come to really realize how little control we have in this life and how all the ups and downs really do make us stronger.
We're excited for our future who knows where the road will take us or what adventures we will meet along the way, good days and bad days we're ready for it. Well, hopefully!!
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