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

Cargo Vans – Which Awesome Option To Choose?

Cargo Vans.  Strange that I never noticed their existence much before, but I will never look at them the same again.   Have you ever picked up a book, started reading it, then thought “Holy crap!  These are my feelings!  I could have written this word for word!”  That happened to me the evening of

VanLife For the Win! How I Plan To Travel

Vanlife?  Vanlife!  I am buying a van.  Yes indeed, I am going to be a van dweller. When I first started looking into this lifestyle in late 2014, I was convinced I would be buying a small Class C or trading my car for a truck and getting a small travel trailer.  A Class A

Bump In The Road – Does It Wake You Up Or Stop You?

I hit a bump this week.  Actually, I hit the bump in early January.  I have just been slow to rise up and also bump my head on the ceiling of realization.  It’s been a pretty rough couple of weeks, but I think my Grandmama’s passing made me recognize I have dropped my own ball,

Grandmama, Say Hi To Grandaddy For Me

Clara Jean was known as ‘Mother’ to her children, ‘Grandmama Jean’ to her Grandchildren, and ‘Great-Great Mama’ to her Great Grandchildren.   My maternal Grandmother passed away this morning at 6AM.  She was 90 years old.  Her husband, my maternal Grandfather, passed away around 30 years ago.  I don’t think she ever really got over

Birds of a Feather Nomad Together

Birds of a feather flock together.  Remember that saying?  I think we nomads are sometimes a bit like birds.  We have built a supportive community around us, traveling both solo and together, adventuring to different locations depending on the weather, and taking advantage (in a good way) of the natural resources available to us.