Why we are selling our home and RVing full time

My husband, John, and I are about to embark on a great adventure.  We are leaving our jobs, our home, and what some people describe as "security" and we are taking to the road in a large 5th wheel camper.

John is 67 and I am 60.  Both children of the Yuppy Generation, we were taught that success in life meant making plenty of money, owning a nice house and car, and raising 2.5 children.

Well, we did that (although we really only have 2 children--couldn't figure out the .5 add on), and for all intents and purposes, we're happy.

But we weren't really living a very meaningful life.  So, we've decided to chuck it all and start over, this time, hopefully, getting it right.

I'm a university professor with a Ph.D in literature. I also teach professional writing, photography, and graphic and web design.

The change all began about 5 years ago.  I was teaching one of my "dream courses," entitled "The Bucket List."  This was an interactive cours…