A Windshield Story – When Glass Cracks

Windshield Trouble I woke up right at 8 AM this morning and after getting cleaned up, headed to Mission Bay to have breakfast.  Going to the gym and getting a shower was on the agenda, but I wasn’t feeling any rush to go.  I ate, read the news, checked the weather forecast, chatted with a

Fireworks And The Fourth of July

July has been full of fireworks so far.  Not all of them have been pretty.  Thankfully, the ones that aren’t pretty, aren’t really my business. Fireworks Of The Unpleasant Variety Just before the 4th, I received an invite to a BBQ.  The food was wonderful.  The energy was not.  Two hours after arriving, I left. Before the

June 24 – 30 Recap – Settling In To A New Lifestyle

June recap part 3.  Continuing to share my first month in the van.  Part 3 of 3 begins June 24th as I settle into my new lifestyle: June 24:  Beautiful day, woke up early and got some writing done. Since I don’t have solar yet, I needed to charge my laptop.  Ventured to Starbucks and

June 21 – 23 Recap. Getting to Know San Diego

June recap part 2.  Continuing to share my first month in the van.  Part 2 of 3 begins June 21st as I wake up for my first day in San Diego: June 21:  Two other vandwellers were waking up with me in Denny’s parking lot this morning.  One left before me and the other was prepping

June 10 – 20 Recap – It’s Official: I’m Free.

June recap part 1 of 3.  I thought I would share how June rolled out.  Here are excerpts from my personal journal entries, starting with my last day on the job: June 10:  Today was my last official ‘working’ day.  I am on vacation until July 1st.  Only a few people knew of my departure,

Wanting To Disappear. The Ugly Side Of Life Online

I am upset.  Frustrated.  Sad.  I feel like I want to disappear from every possible online presence I can.  Before writing this, I contemplated (for at least 30 minutes) the reasons why I shouldn’t cancel all my social media.  I realize how dramatic that sounds, but when I feel overwhelmed with negativity, I tend to

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,