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

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

The Habitual Minimalist: Finding Peace In Letting Go

I may be a minimalist now, but I could have easily been a hoarder.  Not because I am especially materialistic (though I was years ago), but mostly because I am sentimental.  Three years ago my best friend John helped me move to a new apartment.  I was not yet educated in the art of minimizing and