At 16, I wanted a huge house when I got older.
I wanted to make lots of money and have a four bedroom house on hundreds of acres of beautiful woodlands.
My dream careers vacillated constantly, as I wanted to be a lawyer for awhile, then an engineer, and also a doctor at some point. My interests were all over the place, although I guess that is common for kids and teenagers. Even once I got to college and decided to study psychology out of a genuine interest, my path took a lot of unexpected twists and turns. I lost a lot of close family members in a private plane crash during a trip they took to central America to look for a new vacation home. Because of the purpose of the trip, it immediately made me hate money and the pursuit of wealth. They didn’t need a third vacation home, but they wanted one anyway. Before I knew it, I was looking at listings for RVs on the internet. I decided I wanted to live in an RV and drive around the country. Since I already had a job working remotely as a writer for a sports blog, I could make enough to get by with this lifestyle. Part of me was afraid to pull the trigger and make the change, but I’m glad I did. Although I had to buy a window air conditioner for the RV I purchased, it has otherwise been extremely reliable. Not to mention window air conditioners are no slouches. They’re a lot more energy efficient than portable air conditioners and they don’t waste conditioned air to cool their compressors down.