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

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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

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

Everything happens for a reason, but everything that can go wrong probably will

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