June 2017 Update

Wow,  the month of May just flew by and now it’s June.  I just ran across a video by a minimalist and it reminded me of my minimal life living in my van for 4 and a half years.  It’s been over a year since I’ve been living inside again.

I like sleeping inside again.  It’s not perfect of course.  I have roommates and that takes a bit of mental energy but I think it’s also good to have the social aspect of it.  I think if I lived alone in an apartment or something I would be super lonely and perhaps depressed.

I think loneliness is why meetup groups are so popular.  (Meetup.com)  There are folks that meetup regularly with strangers to stave off boredom and loneliness.  Sometimes I think I should go to some of their gigs but then I’m tired after work (and I always create a new project so I’m not bored) and I have roommates I can talk to so…I don’t go.

Housework fills up some time.  My roomates don’t clean much.  They’re not slobs as far as clutter goes so it’s no big deal but I try to keep our kitchen and common areas cleaned up.  It’s not much work.  Keeping up with MY clutter is though.  But you’ve all heard my ramblings about my clutter.  Ho hum.

My newest project is selling on ebay or maybe somewhere else (ebay treats sellers like crap).  I have a small inventory of ladies clothes I’m going to sell.  I’m starting with around 50 pieces.  It’s really fun so far.  I’ve never known anything about higher end fashion but I’m learning fast by buying the wrong stuff to sell first by mistake.  LOL.  A friend of mine has warned me about spending too much and not profiting.  I took his words to heart and I’m going to try not to spend anymore money out of my regular budget for this project (I’ve spent a couple hundred dollars so far).   I will allow myself to spend my earnings on new inventory though so let’s see how long I can keep this thing going!

I always have to have a project.  I can’t imagine what it’s like to come home from work everyday and watch television.  I’m not judging but…that just seems sad to me.  So boring.  So unproductive.  I’m not under any illusions though.  All my little plans never really go anywhere so at the end of the day, I’m not necessarily any better off.  Certainly not financially anyway.  I think I’m mentally better off though because I’m being active rather than passive.  They say that’s a good thing right?

My little day job business keeps getting better.  I raised my prices and now I feel like I’m overpaid, BUT I’LL TAKE IT!   Money provides options.  Seed money for new projects.

I hope this post finds you well and thriving.  Drop me a line 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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2 Responses to June 2017 Update

  1. Ryu says:

    What is your ebay racket? Are you buying cheapo hippie clothes and re-packaging them for rich BoHo women?

    There was an artist who did that. Mr Mind-something I think. Bought bales of cheap old clothes and sold them to hipsters. Made a fortune in LA>

    If you were ***REALLY*** a slick marketer, you’d send some of that stuff to the superstars, get them to wear your junk. Then, pump it up on social media, and jack up your prices. Or you could just photoshop it and get the same effect.

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