Double LIfe

I’ve mentioned before that I live a double life.  A woman who aspires to have a small business in this area really aught not live in her vehicle.  It doesn’t look good.

I try to keep my van clean at all times, especially the windows.  I make my bed every day so that if anyone peers into my tinted windows, at least it won’t look too obvious that I sleep in there every night.  I’m not sure if I’m fooling anyone or not.  No one says anything about my van.

I told one client/friend that was getting too close that I stay on a friend’s couch.  She doesn’t like it but she hasn’t unfriended me yet.

One day though, I saw someone from an apartment complex where one of my jobs was.  I saw him at the food pantry and to make matters worse, one of the volunteers very loudly asked me if I was homeless right in front of him.  Shortly after that, I lost my client.  I can’t be sure that this is the reason but that same man had proven himself to be a busybody on another occasion so…..

Now I am seeing another man frequently when I go to the soup kitchen.  I also see him a half hour later in his neighborhood.  I hope he doesn’t run and tell my client that I’m a freeloader or worse.  I don’t worry about it though.  What can you do?

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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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3 Responses to Double LIfe

  1. Patti says:

    You are right not to worry.
    My theory? Pray that God will sort it out and then have faith he will. And then he will.
    That is the approach I am taking through the struggles my husband is having at work right now.
    Honestly, I believe anyone who would fire someone because they are homeless is suffering from a serious lack of character.
    Keep your cleanliness standards for yourself and try not to worry. You are a good person. If you are willing to work and have faith, it will all work out, my friend.
    One last thought…It is a sad commentary that someone who needs the services of the food pantry would judge another person for using those services.

    • Me says:

      Hey Patti it’s great to hear from you. Well, as far as that guy at the food pantry goes, he may not have said anything. I can’t know for sure. Honestly, my own brain works is crueler to me than anyone in real life is!

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