I suppose I COULD just work 2 or 3 throwaway jobs for a while and save up lots of money and…

Buy a cheap cheap property in another state.  Move there and live really cheap on the land…either in my van or maybe a trailor home.

Buy lots of stuff to help me survive the zombie apocalypse.  (I’m only half kidding)

Buy a car for cash….meh.

Fix up my van so it looks better and is mechanically sound…that sounds better.

Buy a camper….a camper sounds like a mansion to me but much harder to park and be stealthy in.

Travel….only fun if I can house sit or something so I don’t blow all the money I saved.

Write about my travels and make millions on my books (I can dream can’t I?)

Go to school and learn that stuff and join the associations and claw my way into a career.  (sounds like too much work with lots of stress at the end of the rainbow for my troubles)

Go work on an organic farm…one where I could live and eat there for free and my money would go toward other expenses….I could almost pull that off now though.

What other fun things could I do if I saved say, 10 thousand dollars this year?


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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2 Responses to Choices

  1. Ryu says:

    I’d say nix the school idea. It’s a few years of effort, it’ll take a year to get mentally into it, and then afterward you’ll be in debt. I don’t know how young you are but age discrimination appears to be quite real. It would take a few years to get square after school as well, so 5+ years to get on track, back to the grind.

    I imagine that you would like stability. If you’re a desert rat, there’s alot of cheap land in Nevada and Eastern California.

    You might be able to do some writing like Tynan and get a passive income that way. Roosh does that as well. I think I’d rather be my own boss and make my own hours than make more working on someone else’s terms.

  2. Maureen says:

    Yeah the school/career idea is just you know….the conventional way of doing things. Even with age discrimination the particular career (I’ve actually dabbled in it in the past, at a lower level) I’m speaking of is sort of ruled by older people. I also have an aptitude for it, compared to others I’ve known over the years. This makes it attractive to me…good for the ego. Certain bloggers (MW) also inspire me to use my brain and be successful, if you know what I mean.

    I’m pretty sure I could that career “work” but it would take a long, long time and THEN it would be like golden handcuffs and I would either have to stay in it to justify all my hard work or I would quit…after lots of hard work.

    I like the idea of writing for a living very much. I’ve been told all my life that I’m a good writer but it seems to me good writers are a dime a dozen. I will have to keep thinking about how to make it work.

    I also have a couple of ideas of things to learn then teach…more about that later. Thanks Ryu.

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