Hello hello!

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.

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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8 Responses to Hello hello!

  1. Ryu says:

    Time flies, doesn’t it. Hard to believe 6 months have gone by.

    You seen to be doing well. I congratulate you!

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks for being so open in writing your thoughts over the years. Your blog is very informative and shows a side of a person’s mind, on the road, that many many other traveling bloggers never write about. I’m glad things have been working out for you.

  3. Sam says:

    So glad things are looking up for you. Never giving up is one of your strong suits and I admire you for it. Please still post and keep your readers informed.

  4. Patti says:

    Sounds like a wonderful life.. Congrats you earned it, friend.

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