RVing full-time with mental illnesses is an adventure. My name is Bonny J. I live with my husband, whom I have been with just under seven years, and our 11-year-old son. Our eight-year-old Chihuahua named Bruiser also resides with us.
We chose this way of life with the hope that our journey to live our lives more like The Minimalists will ground us. We also hope to reduce our Ecological Footprint (our impact on Mother Earth, if you will). I hope that it will also give us a better quality of life, individually, and as a family. Let us embark on my amazing, crazy journey of living with mental illness, while also RVing full-time.
RVing full-time with a mental illness, right out loud
Self-proclaimed hippie, I am. Blessed with a creative mind and spirit; I am colorful, capricious, and eccentric. I have an amazing life, which I am grateful for, every single day. The Universe brought to me the half that makes my heart whole. We got married June 18, 2011, and he loves me unconditionally. My husband deals with mental illness, as well. He does not have a mental illness, but we live together, so he deals with it. A wonderful family and friends and an amazing medical support system are all on my side. I deal with Bipolar 1 Mixed – Rapid Cycling, OCD, PTSD, depression, anxiety…the list is long. In addition, a few physical disabilities threw in, just to mix things up a bit. My hope is that this journey together will help you learn something about me. Moreover, maybe you will learn a little something about yourself.
RV living tips, etc
I plan to give you all sorts of tips and tricks about REAL RV living. Everything, ranging from organizing ideas to things I have watched on YouTube. Some videos I watched that I found to be super helpful. As well as, some videos, that made me overly nervous for absolutely no reason. I will tell you some of the many things I love about living in an RV full-time. I will also be expressing some things I do not love about it. “Green Living” ideas and how-to’s, from my highly intelligent and extremely mechanically inclined husband, are in the works. I will share our wonderful and not-so-wonderful adventures in RVing…on the road, and off. In addition, some interesting, funny, and lovable snippets of my children and grandchildren will be in the mix. I will also be divulging a few not-so-funny snippets.
Let’s get crafty
I have a deep love for colors, photography, crafting, and creating, but scrapbooking…scrapbooking is Zen. Therefore, I will be sharing some tips and tricks I have learned over the years. You will see some of my very own creations, as well. I am going to do some product reviews on some crafting items. On some things I love, as well as, some things I really regret spending money on that I could have used to buy things that I like. In addition, I will be sharing some of my favorite websites and videos with you. Some will be originals – some are from videos that I have found on the Internet.
This is on a more personal note
I will also be sharing several things on a more personal and spiritual level with you. Relationship struggles and victories, parenting/step-parenting struggles and victories, and of course, illness struggles and victories. I will discuss both my mental and physical struggles. I will share links to websites and videos that I find to be valuable resources. Some of the many avenues I travel, which help me wade through this amazing, crazy life of mine. Hopefully, they will be of good use to you, as well.
Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to follow my journey. Please leave a comment. I would love to know what you would, or would not, like more of. Grab your favorite thirst quencher, sit back, and relax. Take a look at the list of my other blog posts located on the right side of the screen. If something catches your eye, please give it a read. I hope you enjoy your time with me.
Welcome to my amazing crazy!