Its a Vanlife Anniversary!

The Beginning!

February 1 2017 I began an adventure. It has been 4 years since I sold everything and moved into my Class B RV. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever ago.

It has been quite a learning a curve and continues to be. I have come along way since the time when I was not sure I could be comfortable living in my van to being not comfortable not having it. To being to a point that when I am out I just want to go home into my own piece of paradise. I never would have thought being a country girl my whole life, growing up in a large space I could be comfortable in such a little space. I write better here, I sleep better here, I am happiest when I am home.

I do not think even I imagined where this move would take me. When I did it I believed that really, life would be the same as when I had the house. A little different as in the fact I would have different sleeping arrangements after work but still all the same. For the most part it was. Get up for work, make coffee, go to work, make coffee in the parking lot, 🙂 find a place to sleep and repeat. Since I traveled mostly for work I began to dawdle coming back, stopping here or there to see the sights. If I was going from one city to another there was no house to go back and look after. I could take a couple of days and see stops on the way. I have always been a wanderer but I think the move awakened a sleeping part of me or maybe opened my soul to a little more of the dream to see everything!

Another thing that happened was I started writing. About 3 years ago I started blogging and Chipmunks RV Life was born. It is fun to share my adventures with my friends. I love sharing the knowledge that I have gained with others that are striving to do the same. Another awakening, my love of writing. I had written journals and stories as a little girl. I had forgotten the freedom and the sense of accomplishment I get from writing. Writing and publishing my book was such a huge dream come true. Would have I written and published a book if I had not moved into a van? That I cannot tell you but it gave me beautiful material to create one with.

It has been 4 years of adventures and misadventures. From spending the weekend in the Appalachian mountains to a blown engine in Timmins. Learning how to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Beautiful moments like watching a sunset by a beautiful lake to chipping ice to make coffee. It has been an experience. Now I am retired I am so looking forward to the adventures to come.

At this point I am just waiting, wondering if this will ever end so I can feel the wheels rolling down the highway or a backroad to nowhere or everywhere!

Thanks for coming along on my Chipmunk Adventures.

See you next week.


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