Adventure is scary and no one wants to talk about that

Today is the first day of my last week in Nashville. My internship in Maine seemed so far away when I agreed to it, but the weeks have gone by shockingly fast.  In that time, I’ve passed the one year mark for big things like starting the van project, graduating college and turning 21. My … Continue reading Adventure is scary and no one wants to talk about that

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My comfort zone ends at the parking lot’s edge

I’ve been living in the (mostly) finished van for a couple of weeks now, and life has been very comfortable. I’m comfortable not just in the sense of having a great, functional living space (which I do) but also in the sense that I’m comfortable in my community. A few nights ago I left the … Continue reading My comfort zone ends at the parking lot’s edge

The post I should have written last week

It seems that I jumped the gun on writing my most recent post. The reality is that I should not have been writing a post about “the first week of vanlife". Instead, I should have been writing about how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement of something. Yes, I have spent … Continue reading The post I should have written last week

Why Vanlife Instagrams are fake

If you've read my previous posts or have been following my Instagram, you may have noticed a deficit of posts for a couple of months now. There are a lot of things I could blame that on (going back to work, school, etc.), but those would all just be excuses. The reality is that I've … Continue reading Why Vanlife Instagrams are fake

Famous Last Words

"I can do that, just watch" is an (unintentional) lie I've told quite a few times. I said it in third grade before jumping off the top of a jungle gym to prove I wasn't a "girly girl" (and ended up getting carried off the playground on a stretcher), I said it before climbing an … Continue reading Famous Last Words

Success is hanging on by your fingertips

Most of us go through our lives envisioning milestones. Some of are padded with the security of knowing they'll (most likely) happen, like getting a driver's license or finishing school. Those moments, while important, often prove anticlimactic. And then there are the real milestones, the moments we dream about that finally meet our expectations the … Continue reading Success is hanging on by your fingertips

Update: Weeks 5 – Who even knows at this point

When I started this project, there were a lot of things I assumed my mom would eventually say to me about it. While things like "I just don't think it's safe" and "Where are you going to go to the bathroom?!" were expected, "You really should update your blog" definitely wasn't. If my mom, whose … Continue reading Update: Weeks 5 – Who even knows at this point

Week Four Update

Today's seemingly uneventful update is brought to you by: Amazon. At least, that's where all of the appliances I bought this week came from. These included: A portable toilet A propane water heater An rv refrigerator A propane oven/stove The questions I get most often about my project involve my ability to do things like … Continue reading Week Four Update