Sorry I haven’t written in a while.  A reader said he was bored by my posts so I was sorta wondering how I could add a little pizazz to this blog!  Alas, all I have is my story and while it may be boring to some, it’s endlessly fascinating to me!

My thoughts right now have been on goals.  I’ve haven’t had any concrete goals in a long time, just some vague wishes.

I’ve decided that for a long term goal, I would like to buy a homestead for myself and my family.  Although the homeless life is working for me at the moment (not even one month into it!), there will probably come a day when I will want to stop looking for a place to park my van and sleep every night.  More importantly though, I don’t really want either of my children or future grandchildren to ever be forced to live a homeless life.  And I want them to have a place that will give them that home feeling….I don’t know why places have that ability…they just do.

I feel really sad for my kids that they’ve never had a permanent home.  I’ve always been a nomad and we moved a lot when they were growing up.    I also feel very guilty that I don’t even have a little place besides my van that my kids can hang out in when they visit me!  (My kids don’t even know I’m living in my van yet!)  I am blessed that my mother still lives in the house I grew up in so I know the “home feeling”.  I want my kids and grandkids to know that feeling.  I want a big house with a big yard in the country.  When I leave it to my family, it will be stipulated that it can’t be sold, it just remains in the family.  I’m sure there’s a way to do that.  The homestead will be in one of the states that has a low cost of living and low housing costs.

I think the timeline should be five years to accomplish this goal.  In the next few days, I’ll try to come up with the short term goals and guidelines for making this happen.

Hope you enjoy the artwork above by Brooke Kelley.  It made me cry when I saw it…still does.

By the way, thanks to B for checking in on me!

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 Sorry!

  1. joseph nemeth says:

    I am reading all of your blogs from start to finish , I just cant stop , so interesting . You are a Classy Person . I got to get back to reading your work , I will comment again later . Joe

  2. Sherri says:

    I too have lived a nomadish life from the time I was little to this day. I did stay in one place for awhile when my kids were little and I was married but when my ex left I moved alot with them. I have 3 grown kids and a grandbaby now. They are amazing. Some of my kids love being in one place and one has a wanderer’s heart like me. I too have felt bad for not having a “same” place for my kids to grow up but I think it gave them a more open mind to know people are the same everywhere yet different and to embrace the differentness. It all works out in the long run and look at the interesting lives we have lived. My oldest has even told me I should write a book about it. We have experienced things others only dream about. I currently live with one of my daughters, husband and special needs grandbaby due to an illness I went through several years ago that left me with some health issues that prevent me from working enough to support myself. However, I love living with them and helping with my grandbaby who is my heart and breath. I am dreaming and scheming ways to soothe my nomadinc heart who longs to Vandwell or build a tiny house. I love your blog so far. I found you from your article on Miss Minimalist today and look forward to reading more. Keep up the good work.

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