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

If You Won The Lottery, Would You Still…?

Ahhh, the Lottery question.  A surprisingly common question coming from both friends and strangers alike.  Most nomads and vandwellers have heard it more times than we can count.  I often wonder if people are trying to test our resolve when they ask us.  Perhaps they want to find out how dedicated we are.  Maybe they

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

10 Things – When Family Gathers For the Holiday

I just got an email from a friend who has family visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday.  It got me thinking about my family and the families of the men I now call exes.   Let’s just say I have had some interesting family gatherings over the years.   Here is a list of things, from all

Old Friends, New Friends, Future Friends And Hugs!

I’m really focused on preparing my life for traveling full-time next year and a couple of friends have noticed.  I’m simply not around as much.  After working a full-time job, then spending the majority of my spare time focusing on my ‘side hustles‘, there isn’t much time left for socializing.  Luckily I have a very

Post Birthday Weekend Summary

In case you were wondering, and even if you weren’t, I had a lovely Birthday and weekend.  I didn’t do anything exciting, but I got several unexpected surprises.  First my coworkers got me a lovely card and wrote some beautiful words inside.  The kindness of some of those words even brought me to tears once

Crazy Facts About Me – Vegetarian and Vegan Eating

I’ll start this post by saying it won’t interest everyone.  And that’s OK.   I will also say that this aspect of my life, and my choice to be a Vegetarian/Vegan is a very personal one.  You will never find me pushing my diet on you.  I will politely answer your questions if you ask and