Still Packing!

I’m still packing.  Perhaps I’m procrastinating starting my van living project a bit!

I AM committed to going through with this and the few extra days I have should help me adjust.  As my house gets emptier and emptier, as I shed all the goods that clutter my world and at the same time have made me feel…I don’t know, legitimate(?) I feel calmer and calmer.  I am a valid human being whether I have the trappings (and boy do they ever make me feel trapped!) of modern civilization or not.  Also my house is NOT super comfortable anymore because the furniture is gone.  I’ve been sleeping on a yoga mat for the last two nites.  The bench seat in my van is MUCH more comfortable than this hard floor!

Did I mention that I am keeping this a big secret!  I told a 4th person last nite.  He wants me to get on government assistance.  He says I’ve EARNED IT.  Trouble is, it kills my soul to deal with government bureaucracies.  I feel dead inside when I have to go to the DMV!

The other 3 friends I told were supportive (my friend from last nite is too….I know he cares for me!).  A little part of me wishes someone (not the government) would rescue me.  One friend has offered numerous times for me to come live in her house in another state.  She offered this even before I made the decision to live in my van (love ya Annie O.).  But my grown children live here and I want to stay close.  It would be nice to be around for my grandchildren when they are born.  There are a couple of other friends that I could tell that might invite me to live with them BUT who wants to be THAT friend?  The one that never leaves?  I’d rather not wear out my welcome that way.

By the way, this new blog has been set up and paid for Mooch.  Mooch is a very fine man who has been living out of his car in Los Angeles for 1 year.  Here’s his website!  http://doingithomeless.com/

More tomorrow!  Oh!  Won’t you leave a comment?  🙂

 

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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 Still Packing!

  1. Calvin R says:

    I am able to survive dealing with bureaucracy, and that became very important when I realized I could no longer work. Part of my clutter was values that no longer made sense.

    • Maureen, Living in a Van says:

      For the last couple of years I have been examining my values and wondering if they are congruent with my survival. Thanks a lot for your comment.

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