Something’s Happening

I’m not sure what’s happening but my life is changing. I’m not talking about my living arrangements either. I’m talking about my insides.

I don’t think I realized how lonely I was until I came to stay at T and J’s house. They have been so loving and accepting of me. I have been so happy lately!

Also, I like the gym now and I am excited about getting back into the work world a little bit.

I will probably go back to living in the van at some point but perhaps not for a little while longer.

I started my Friday job today and it went good. I’m a fairly competent person, I guess!

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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9 Responses to Something’s Happening

  1. Charles says:

    Isn’t life grand, you think you have a handle on it, then it goes left as you go straight, oops.
    By insides, you talking emotions, right, not health. I’m at similar crossroads, moved into van, but babysit grand-daughter and become torn between stay at daughter’s or back into van, temps in the teens, Fri. and Sat. nights. But I like the freedom of doing my thing at whatever time that is, so I prefer the van.
    Gotta do what’s right for you.

    Life should be Fun.

    • Maureen says:

      Wow that’s pretty cold Charles. I assume you have a good sleeping bag? I like a little independence too. This week, I’m housesitting so it will give T and J a break from me and I can be alone a little. (While earning money!)

      It’s nice you get to spend time with your grandchild.

      • Charles says:

        Winter came late to mid. TN., van is raw steel now, got 2 sleeping bag pads, taped together, put my old bag on them then covered up with 2 comforters from wally world, was great all night.
        Hear all the time about house sitting/sitters, know what you mean but not all that is done. Are you just there, feed pets, clean or does it vary by job? Good that it’s a paying gig.
        She’s 5, good kid 99% of time, like last night, her mom had some med. test at a sleep center, she was great. I never was the best with kids, just got lucky that mine where good.

        Life should be Fun

  2. Charlotte says:

    My prayers were answered for you, Maureen. You have a roof over your head and a job. Thank you, God.

  3. Aaron says:

    I know I’m a random person on the internet who just found this in research, but I wanted to say that Jesus Christ can fill the loneliness. I’m not saying it to be preachy, but through Him I have both a Savior and a Friend at all times.


  4. Nanette at says:

    A couple of years ago, I inherited a small amount of money when my father died. With that money, I planned to backpack around Europe for a while. Grand plans that never quite materialized. In preparation, though, I quit my mid-management job that I’d grown to hate, I gave up my apartment that was way too expensive since my daughters both moved out, and I started sleeping around (with friends, family, etc. Not guys) until I could take off. It was somewhat fun at first–seeing my friends and family, but that fun didn’t last long. I found being homeless, even though it was by choice and I had enough money to be otherwise, was extremely difficult. I was welcome wherever I stayed, but being a constant guest and not being in one’s own space is wearing. That may be part of the reason (another part was that I met a man I didn’t want to leave) why I backed out of my long-term travel plans. I was plain tired out from being without a permanent home. I guess I procrastinated too long after I left my home. I came back from one two-week trip, got a new home and my own business immediately and asked my guy to move in. We are still together after four years and I’ve now bought a house, so it might have been a good decision. However, I feel the old wanderlust lurking in the background, encouraging me to chuck it all and to hit the road once again. Maybe I will. I have been looking into ways of fitting my Chevy HHR into a sleepable vehicle. Am I crazy?

    • Maureen says:

      I relate Nanette. There are some things about van living that are very tiring. I think I might try to solve some of the issues. I may have to!

      Thanks for coming by. Your site looks very interesting. I love that kind of thing.

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