I am amazed how well this van has done for us. Every crazy road we encounter this brute tackles without much concern. Every morning I am greeted with a big hug from our comfy ass seats and a dependable engine starting without hesitation.
The first thing I truly loved about the van was the sound of its engine. Upon the first start up I felt a strong heart inside this van with lots of life left to live. Good thing cause this van is going places... for a long life.
This afternoon we had a drink of wine in a winery. Then I took my son at their roses garden. At a certain point we were running from one rose to the other to smell its perfume. He loved it so much he went call his dad and sister to share.. So simple as that. Great moment.😃😍💗
Without fail, whenever an article or story is shared about our family or anyone else who is living a tad bit differently, there is always, what I call, a "welfare comment"...
Somebody convinced that people like us are somehow living off of welfare checks or government assistance...that we must have rich parents or trust funds we're tapping into in order to live the way that we do.
More often than not, it's a top comment as so many others click Like or add their own speculations.
I used to feel angry when I would see these little welfare threads, but I've come now to simply feel sorry for those folks.
You see, those are the people who've been had. They've been taught by society to believe that there is but *one* way to live and anyone not living that way must be cheating somehow...they must have found a loophole or a back door...they must be lazy little leeches who are just playing the system...
The world has sold those folks a cynical tale of sameness...and they've bought it.
Now, I'm not dense enough to think that everyone can live in a van...that everyone can travel frequently, or work nomadically...
We all have our own set of unique circumstances. We all play the hand we've been dealt.
What I do think, however, is that the day we allow ourselves to believe there's only one way to play the game is the day we've lost the game entirely.
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We've traded our van for a more permanent roof for a month or two, but dragging the mattress out for a sunrise view like this gives me the same feeling of being parked up in that perfect spot and swinging the doors open to an epic view 👌 And who better to share a sunrise spot like this with than my gorgeous lady @by.lova
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I didn’t choose the Squad life. Squad life chose me 🏜
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3 months on the road, living in a converted van, we felt all different types of emotions. We slept in beautiful State Parks and beaches and not so pretty truck stops and gas stations. The road can really kick the shit out of you if you let it but if you change your perspective and surrender, it can truly strengthen you and allow you to grow in so many ways you would have never imagined.
We posted a Boho Diary exposing the journey of van living through USA during the Positive Movement Tour. We have nothing but the purest gratitude for all the people we met, lessons we've learned, yoga classes we shared, and memories we will cherish in our hearts for the rest of our lives. 🙏
🎥Boho Diary Video Link in my bio