Ready Or Not, Here I GO!

Ready As I Am Going To Be! It has been a productive few months.  In January, After a lot of disappointment and setbacks, I found my van.  It was not without a few moments of panic, even after I took possession (due to some financing issues).  But 17 days after taking the van home on

The Road (Almost) Not Traveled

Four hours into my trip, I crossed the Colorado River on South California Avenue (CA-62) from Parker AZ into Earp CA.  The two-lane road often resembled a roller coaster as I drove further away from Arizona.  Up and over one steep bump, down the other side, and immediately up another.  The up and down humps

Unexpected Countdown to Launch Update

Countdown To Launch Update – Expect The Unexpected. I am facing a completely unexpected delay in my launch.  It happens to almost everyone at some point, but I have refused to believe it could happen to me.  I have been pretty adamant that I would be leaving no matter what on my launch date, even if

Countdown: 4 Months Until Launch

The countdown continues, 4 months until launch!  Though not a lot of ‘visible’ progress has been made since my last countdown post, I have eliminated a few of the obstacles that were blocking me.  Many pending decisions are also being made, purchases are being planned, solar wattage is being determined, battery amp hours are being

Wanting To Disappear. The Ugly Side Of Life Online

It’s 3AM and I am upset.  Frustrated.  Sad.  I kind of want to disappear from every possible online presence I can.  I have been sitting here for at least 30 minutes trying to think of reasons why I shouldn’t.  Sounds pretty dramatic I know, but when I feel overwhelmed with this amount of negativity, I

Overcoming Doubt and Facing Fear Head On

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines doubt as follows: “a feeling of not knowing what to believe or what to do, or the condition of being uncertain.” Doubt itself is a byproduct of fear.  Fear of failure, fear of losing, fear of falling short of goals, etc.   Every individual has a different capacity for risk taking,

Countdown: 5 Months Until Launch

As I start the final countdown to beginning this new lifestyle, there is still much that is unknown and incomplete.  There are things I assumed would be closer to completion at this point, but there are also things that are clearer now than ever.   This is the first in a series posts that will share