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 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

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. 

How My Plans Are Coming Along As We Begin 2016

Last year at this very same moment I was putting ideas and plans together that, in just a short period of time, would lead me to the path I am on today.   I am absolutely amazed at how far I have come and how very ready I am to start this adventure!  I’ve set

Ending The Year With Some Questions And Answers

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Why would you give up a normal life?   Normal for one person is not normal for the next.  Some people aspire to have a large home with lots of ‘stuff’.  Some people seek to have a modest house in the suburbs with a couple of kids and doting husband.  Some prefer

I Hope You Find The Happiness In Life You’re Looking For

I was helping a coworker in another state by phone the other day.  I asked how his day was going, made a comment on the state he was in, and in turn, he asked where I was.  I replied with my typical “Unfortunately I’m stuck in Arizona right now” comment.  Most people chuckle or laugh