Fireworks And The Fourth of July

July has been full of fireworks so far.  Not all of them have been pretty.  Thankfully, the ones that aren’t pretty, aren’t really my business. Fireworks Of The Unpleasant Variety Just before the 4th, I received an invite to a BBQ.  The food was wonderful.  The energy was not.  Two hours after arriving, I left. Before the

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

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

Unexpected Countdown to Launch Update

Countdown To Launch Update – Expect The Unexpected. I am facing a completely unexpected delay in my launch.  It happens to almost everyone at some point, but I have refused to believe it could happen to me.  I have been pretty adamant that I would be leaving no matter what on my launch date, even if

Countdown: 4 Months Until Launch

The countdown continues, 4 months until launch!  Though not a lot of ‘visible’ progress has been made since my last countdown post, I have eliminated a few of the obstacles that were blocking me.  Many pending decisions are also being made, purchases are being planned, solar wattage is being determined, battery amp hours are being

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

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