March Part 2

Hi there!

I just read a whole bunch of my posts from 2013.  What a difference between then and now.  I was EXCITED about fishing bottles and cans out of the trash for 5 dollars.  WHAT was I thinking?

Still it was fun to read.  I was in such a different place.  I couldn’t afford to feed myself all the time and keeping my van running was a big challenge.  These days, I feed myself very well.  Organic…also lots of nice Japanese food.  I love it and it’s healthy.  I am also fixing my van BEFORE it falls apart and I’m thinking about fixing my teeth soon too.  LIfe is good.

I DO miss those afternoon naps in the van though.  I can’t explain it but there’s just something about waking up in the back of my van and lolling about a little in that dreamy half awake state that was so refreshing.

I miss working less too.  I work a lot more hours now.  It’s fun work but sometimes stressful.  I’ve gotta do it if I want to help my daughters or retire someday or whatever.

Thanks for reading.

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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5 Responses to March Part 2

  1. Calvin Rittenhouse says:

    I think we each need to find our own best path, which may not have much to do with “success.” If you don’t know the reason you’re putting up with stress, maybe you need to clarify your real needs and desires.

  2. Ryu says:

    Too much Jap food will slant your eyes. Don’t write this blog in Japanese, m’kay?

    I don’t know if you’re ahead or not. One day, when you retire, you’ll live in the van again, maybe take afternoon naps, sleep by the ocean, half dazed….

  3. Angela says:

    What you were thinking is how to survive. And you have and have made things better for yourself, on your own terms it seems like.

    If you find yourself without work again, at least you have developed the skills to survive.

  4. Luz del Fuego says:

    Last year I went to Brazil for dental revision/treatment and it turned out to be the greatest idea I could ever have had, as it was both cheap and effective (I went to a sort of clinic in Sao Paulo where they do everything in one-day/week treatment). Suffices to say it paid off! Apparently Brazil has privat medical standards as good as the ones in the US.

    • Maureen, Living in a Van says:

      Thanks Luz. I can’t imagine what it would cost to fly to Brazil! Maybe I will try Mexico though.

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