I’ve found myself saying “two steps forward, one step back” to myself a lot lately. I am working hard to improve my life but my faults and mistakes feel like a tidal wave, threatening to overtake me sometimes. I’m going to have to rob Peter to pay Paul to cover that bad check I wrote.  If I don’t I’m sure I will no longer be allowed to participate in this club I’ve joined.  Let’s call it a business networking club.  I might be the only free-sleeper in the world to participate in a club like this but maybe not.  The people in the club are from many different cultures and they do stuff rich people do like golfing and sailing.  They are high achievers too. One runs a bank he helped start and another is a physicist. Although I’ll admit I do try to hide Vinny (my van) when I go to my meeting, I don’t feel particularly intimidated by these folks. Still, I’m aware that I may never be more than a club member to them. I like a challenge and I love to learn new things so I’m going to stick around.  I will hone my speaking skills and hopefully pick up better communications skills.  I live in an affluent area and if I want to make good money, I need to learn to cater to affluence. Some will say I’m a sellout but I say I’m a survivor. If there are dark days ahead for the U.S. I want to be able to insulate my family from them, if at all possible.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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