I'd never seen the Grand Canyon before yesterday- and I was soooo beyond blown away, I mean it's soooo incredibly fantastically breathtaking, I just wanted to cry. To think that I was special enough to see this place?! It makes you feel so so special, so loved, so lucky to be alive, I still want to cry. If you struggle with any normal human hardship- if you have depression, if you hate your job, if someone you love died, if you ever grieve, if you feel lonely, if you're allergic to peanuts- just know, the Grand Canyon is here waiting for you. And when you see it, you will feel all the love in the world!! At least that's how I feel. I know it's sappy, but there's no way you can't be touched by this place. Last thing, I think if I have enough money someday, I'll start a program for old people who've never seen the Grand Canyon, so that they can see it for free before they die. Any name suggestions for the program? 😉(seriously though)
It's an interesting paradox that living out of 76 square feet gave me the space to see where I wanted to be in life. I don't doubt the value of thinking a few steps ahead, but my recent experiences have confirmed that our best move is our next move. That's not to say that my next move was always "right" or "good", but an apparent benefit of living a simple, van dweller's life has been the clarity to see what's what in the moment. From big to small, not all of my choices have been the best, but it seems that I've been able to recognize if something wasn't working and course correct more quickly. Let go of what isn't serving you. Initially for me, it was a mortgage and all of the responsibilities that went along with it. Where will life take me once untethered from the Standard America Life Experience? Not sure. Is vanlife and all-or-nothing proposition? Not hardly. -
We are in the midst of building some storage compartments under the chassis of our bus, where we plan to store the [giant] spare tire, grey water tank, propane tanks and kerosene tank (for our heater). This is a key step in preparation for departure in T-10 days!!