Hi guys and gals, I just wanted to check in. It’s been around six months since I started renting a little room to live in. It’s funny how quickly I’ve acclimated, as if I never lived in the van at all. It’s almost like I dreamed it.
I know that I could do it again if I have to but I don’t want to have to. It was an adventure and now I’m on to new adventures. (Taking the business world by storm LOL)
I have little reminders of my van living experiences sometimes. If I’m at a restaurant (and I go to the same ones I always did) and I use the bathroom, I think how glad I am that I don’t have to use public bathrooms all the time anymore. I love my little bathroom, that’s clean and pretty and all mine. Haha…I’m so selfish!
I felt some shame when I was living in the van. I always tried to hide my free-sleeping and I was pretty successful at it but the hiding made me a nervous wreck sometimes. When I went to Underearner’s Anonymous they talked about how underearners hide. It’s true. I was trying to hide from life. What I found out was unless I’m going to live in a cave and subsist on berries and whatever wildlife I could catch I’ve got to make money. Making money and hiding don’t usually work well together.
Working is easy. Working and being with people can be hard. I have a roommate and an ever present landlady I relate with now. It has its ups and downs. By the way, the person who stole the money a few weeks ago more or less admitted to it so I don’t have to worry about that anymore. THAT was difficult.
I don’t work with people all day in my little business. Just a little here and there. I am going to a free class once a month. Other than that nothing has changed as far as working with people. I went to a dancing thing with a friend a few weeks ago. That was fun but I felt socially awkward part of the time.
I can look a little nicer now. Sometimes I curl my hair and put on makeup again. I like doing that. And I feel a little calmer. Oh and I am beginning to sleep better. I am forcing myself to stay in bed longer and get my eight hours of sleep in. I feel so much better when I do this!
Well I guess that’s all my thoughts for now. I hope you all are doing well. Drop me a line in the comment section if you like.