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,

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