Last Updated on July 4, 2023
What does Xscapers mean to me?
I love full-timing but it’s been way more fun since I belong and attend Xscapers’ events. It has changed my life. Xscapers is my tribe. The tribe that makes me feel the most me. They understand me, my lifestyle, and don’t think I’m crazy when I tell them I live in an RV. I have been a member since 2016 and first attended the Annual Quartzsite Convergence. I met other solos (and couples), that I am still friends with today. We meet, we talk and support each other. I love how fast I can build deep connections and friendships with the people I meet. We are all coming from different walks of life but this way of thinking, the minimalist mentality is a huge part of our lives so we become friends quicker. Talking with an Xscaper for a half-hour is like knowing them for a long time. It’s friends, it’s a community. These are people who think alike, who think freedom and our time is our most important asset.
Why did I decide to get an Xscapers tattoo?
Each tattoo should have its own meaning to the person who bears it. When it comes to tattoos, finding inspiration is everything. I never had anything that I wanted to put on my body and have it displayed there forever. Honestly, it has never really crossed my mind to have any tattoos. This is my first one and probably the only one… (Never say never though). I saw my friend Shane did it and I thought to myself, what a great idea! Having this tattoo represents a community, a tribe, friendships, mentality, freedom, and a way of living to me. When someone asks about my tattoo I can tell them a story, it’s a great conversation starter; I can proudly talk about how Xscapers changed my life. After thinking about it for a week or two, I knew that I wanted to do it. So, I decided to go for it.
I always loved road trips, discovering new places, and being on the road. I’ve seen gorgeous beaches and beautiful parks, but there is so much more I wanted to see. I’ve dreamed of living a nomadic lifestyle, working remotely, buying an RV, and hitting the road with no particular destination and no specific timetable. Instead of living a life tied down to a 9-5 job, expensive rent, and debt, I wanted to be free. After thinking it over, I decided it was time to make my dream a reality. After all, with no family in this country, I’m not tied down to any particular spot and in an RV I can actually feel at home anywhere I go. As an added bonus, I work in the internet marketing field, which gives me the opportunity to do most of my work remotely. Sure, most people wait until they are older and retired to make a big change in their life, but I wanted to do it now, while I was younger and able to enjoy it. It’s an idea I couldn’t get out of my head. After all, who knows what will happen in the distant future? Life is too short.
I am now the 9th member who got this tattoo. Now I am displayed on the Xscapers’ Hall Of Fame and got a lifetime membership.