Do a little part time work. Learn a language and exercise the noggin. STAY IN SHAPE. Learn to maintain your own rig. Volunteer in the local community. Have fun and be good to everyone around you. You'll stay busy.
I get the impression you are going to be a young retiree. Don't be surprised if you are turning down jobs left right and centre. When you have a life of experience, a good resume and a good work ethic you will spend lots of time dodging job offers. Nothing wrong with accepting them but make sure they are very clear that it is for the short term. Try to do something different every time regardless of the pay. Since you are already retired the money won't be a big issue.
2003 Revolution 40C Class A. 2002 Vanguard 22 foot Class C. Diesel smart car Toad or pulling a 2009 Timeout Tent Trailer.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but rather by the moments that take our breath away.
I have read some the answers here and I think that all pretty much state the same thing: The opportunities are as endless as your imagination. Everyone has something, or somethings they are interested in. These can be the best days of your life if you let them.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..."
I agree with many others that the question you're asking is the same as "what will I do when I retire?"
With any retirement you need hobbies, interests, social activities outside of your "old" work. If you don't have a plan for this you WILL be bored in retirement, no matter if you fulltime or not!
The nice thing about full-timing is that you can do that and more:
- Travel keeps you busy with moving around and sight-seeing
- If you like RV maintenance you can do that full-time LOL
- If you like writing & photography you can do that. I keep a blog, take pictures, write articles
- If you have online work you can do that. Hubby works on investing (which is practically full-time) and I know many folks who run full-time businesses on-line as part of their RVing.
- If you like workamping there are PLENTY of opportunities to work or volunteer and camp...camphosts, interpretive guides, lighthouse hosts, habitat-for-humanity, Red Cross etc.
- If you like social activities you can do that. Join a rally, or be part of an RV group. There are groups that go gold mining, groups that go to Alaska...all kinds of groups!
Plan for retirement and you will be fine. THEN plan for RVing, and it'll be even better!
WOW! These are all great replies. Lots to think about so I am glad I asked this now not 5 years from now.
Some info about us, I absolutely LOVE nature, hiking, photography. I can do website design.
My Wife loves to garden, she crochets and teaches women at our church to crochet, they usually make stuff for Operation Christmas Child. She like taking pictures but she will say she is not “as into it” as I am. She has had her knee replaced in 07, she will go on “short easy” hikes but nothing long.
We both like history, we’ve been to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Waltons Mountain stuff like that.
We are waiting for the S&B to sell but we already have a bucket list. I have done travel blogs through the eyes of our two shihtzus and will continue to do so. I want to work these into some travel books for my grandkids. That is just the tip of the iceburg. There is too much to see and do....Boredom is not in the vocabulary..
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Have you ever written a lengthy reply to a post, hit the "Post Message" button and have a page pop up like - That webpage is not available - or the like? Just did on me.
So let me cut to the quick....
Don't spend the next 5 or 6 years dreaming about a fulltiming life void of BOREDOM because, as much as DW and I enjoy the lifestyle, no matter how active you become, no matter how exciting the places you visit are - it is within the average person's normal range of emotions to fee BORED from time to time. How bored.. how often ya feel it... NOBODY can answer that FOR you EXCEPT you.