Last Day in the Condo

I just spent my last nite in the condo on my yoga mat.  It’s interesting that after a couple of nites sleeping on it wasn’t too difficult at all.  It’s amazing what we can adjust to.

I’m so glad to be starting my adventure today.  This condo and others like it over the years have been an albatross around my neck for too long.

I just have to make sure not to slip in to a depression.  I must constantly remind myself that I am homeless (living in my van) more or less by choice.  In theory at least,  I could get a better paying job that would stress me out or I could work three jobs so I could stay in my condo…but why would I want to do THAT?  I also could go up to N. Dakota where I understand jobs are plentiful and housing is cheap.  I could live with a relative on the east coast and not have to worry much at all.  If I didn’t have other people here I cared about I WOULD probably move.

Thing is, I’ve always wanted to do something like this!  I can’t obsess on what other people think.  I can’t torment myself with the word “homeless”.  It sounds so negative!  I must think about this as what it is.  It’s an alternative way of living.  It’s living with less.  It’s having more time (and hopefully more money) to do hobbies and other things I couldn’t afford when I had a condo to take care of.  It’s not being dependent on material things that only weigh me down.

At the risk of sounding overly religious I always remember something Jesus said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Jesus, my great teacher and friend, didn’t even have a van to sleep in.  I believe He slept outside a lot and I believe He did some couch surfing during the three years of His ministry.  What a great example He is to me.

See ya out there!

 

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 Last Day in the Condo

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  2. mac says:

    Homeless is a state of mind. In the 3 years of tee pee living I wasn’t as homeless as I am now, in this new current situation.

    You need to discover a new way to live, the one way you just chose. I would do it a little different, but my way isn’t your way.

    I will never forget the 3 Fall in NH, when I saw the mountain tops go white, knowing what was coming, and I wasn’t worried I couldn’t deal with it, but was worried my wife couldn’t. She did just fine. Her folks called friends of ours, after hearing of someone passing away from the cold near by. Eventually we got the message, and were able to make a return call back. In time you will adapt, like we did, and I am sure we will have to do again in these coming hard times.

    Once you have there will be advantages, since people will be living this way sooner than later anyway. The system is very broken, and the last vestige of pretence are falling apart as i type.

    • Maureen says:

      Thanks for commenting Mac. You are a great source of information and encouragement. You can keep that cold weather though!

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