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

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

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