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
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
"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
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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
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
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
Due to unforeseen circumstances and a general lack of events to write an update about, I delayed writing a Week 2 Update and instead lumped it with the week 3 update. After several days of being out of town for class, I returned eager to keep working on the van. I also returned to find … Continue reading Week 2 & 3 Update
The first week of renovations is over!
I woke up this morning prepared to write a heartfelt post about patience, perseverance and the idea that everything happens for a reason. That post would have gone something like this: First, I would detail the struggle of locating a van. I would explain that I hadn't posted anything in so long because I didn't … Continue reading Everything happens for a reason, but everything that can go wrong probably will