Starting Over

So in about 5 or 6 days, I’m moving “home”, ie. my van to a new neighborhood.  I will have a couple of days and nights to figure out a few sleep spots, coffee shops etc. before starting my new job on Tues the 29th.  I think I know which gym I’m going to go to for working out and showers and will try to get that set up before I go down over there.  I don’t know what I’m going to do about my storage space.  I CANNOT move all that stuff to a different storage facility right now but it’s too far away to use it like a closet like I had planned…ah well.  I never followed through with that anyway.  I’m wondering if I can get a tiny storage, super cheap where I’m going to use that way.

The area I’m moving to is not as safe overall as the area I am free-sleeping at now.  There are pockets that are good and bad.  Good news is, a friend I trust used to live there and she gave me the skinny, to some extent on where the good areas are.  She also has three friends there that may let me park in front of their homes so at least I will have 3 places I feel safe at.  I also have a current friend who lives there.  I am going to consider her place somewhat of a “homebase” even if I never stay overnight there (although I have before and she knows my situation and I probably will again).  So that’s 4 places.  I had a lot of familiar places where I live now…I emotionally need a “home” in a new place.  It’s not like I’ve never been to this place.  But I’ve never free-slept there.  That’s a totally different ballgame.  Maybe this feeling is a girl thing.

I’m housesitting now so I have a homebase at the moment to do stuff from…I have three days of housesitting left so I mustn’t waste a bunch of time fooling around and focus on this move.  I’m kind of scared, to be honest but I imagine in a week or two it won’t be a big deal anymore and I might like it better.  And bonus!  My homebase will be about 5 minutes from the beach.  HELLLO!

Love the beach.  Now…on the weekend, I can be a beachbum, if I want to.  Dream of a lifetime, seriously!!!


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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One Response to Starting Over

  1. Ryu says:

    You must trust her alot to tell her about your situation. Like yourself, I’d much prefer sleeping in front of a friend’s house. If asked, you can just say that you are so-and-so’s guest.

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