Category: The Van Life

Observations after 2 weeks of Van Life

Observations after 2 weeks of Van Life

General Observations from the first 2 weeks of living in a Van. 
Planet Fitness is a must. 

Constantly fixing/reorganizing things to be more efficient. 

Wal Mart parking lots are so bright.

National & State parks signage blows. 

Gas prices fluctuate like crazy even just across the st. 

Not sleeping quite as long. – not true for Jonathan

People are helpful as hell. 

Really tough keeping all bugs out of the van. 

Peeing in a bucket is tough for a girl. 

Jonathan tends to over document. 

Navigating isnt Kellis strong suit. – getting better

Going off road is a little unsettling. 

Remembering to close the fan top isnt easy.

Much easier for us to eat healthy than at our house. 

Always learning about the mechanics of our van. 

Solar power is amazing. How is it not more utilized?

Haven’t learned to slow down enough. Always GO GO GO!

Nails are never clean

Our fridge is a life saver. 

Better to be too cold than too hot. 

Always have dirty clothes laying around. 

Constantly cleaning up. Everything has a place. 

It’s Getting Real. Countdown to Departure

It’s Getting Real. Countdown to Departure

We have prepared and prepared and prepared for this day. We are 1 day away from departure!

We had about 30 things to check off our list in 2 days but we are eager to get going.

The 2 most important tasks we checked off were joining Planet Fitness and changing the oil.

Our sister has agreed to help with our eCommerce business. There’s absolutely no way we could have done this without our extremely helpful family. Unbelievably fortunate.

We are headed as far north as possible to get out off this hot & muggy weather in south Texas.

Stay tuned!

I’ll be Happier When…

I’ll be Happier When…

I remember when She used to say “I’ll be a lot happier when X”

X equaled several things

X equaled a new car

X equaled a better apartment closer to work

X equaled a new job

X equaled He would shower more often

In the back of my mind I knew that a new car or new job wouldn’t miraculously solve the empty void that she was feeling about life in general. Of course just like any great lesson in life, one must learn the hard way.

She got the new car. A BMW.

She got a better apartment closer to work in midtown.

She got a new job.

He compromised and agreed to wear deoderant more often.

However after the fuzzy feelings went away from a new and exciting material item or object she went right back to “I’ll be a lot happier when X”. Humph, well that’s odd.

Actually not really. She was attempting to fill a void inside herself with stuff outside herself. We started having deeper conversations about her childhood, family dynamics, meaning of life and questions about purpose in life etc. We started meditating & practicing Yoga more often.

Soon enough she gradually started to become aware that she doesn’t have to be held hostage by every thought that popped up in her head. She is not her thoughts, she is the awareness behind her thoughts. She isn’t just a finite human in an infinite Universe, She is the infinite Universe experienced in a temporary human form.

We are very grateful that we have simplified our lives together & allowed ourselves to experience life in a new way.

Less Complicated More Simple

Less Stress More Breath

Less Material More Spiritual