It was nearly a year ago that I purchased my first van. I shared a photo similar to this one - me grinning from the empty space between her big, white walls. But that was a year ago & a lot can change in a year. Strange places can turn into Home, jobs can start & end, & people can leave. And so a year after buying that first van & moving west, I’m doing it all over again.
There is no easy way to start over - no magic spell that makes stepping out alone less terrifying. On one hand I know I could jump back into normal living & lead a life that brings less questions than the one I have now. But I also know that a year ago, when I bought that first van, my soul let out a breath & my heart said “this is right.” Which is why I knew I could never go back to normal.
So here I am, one year later, building a home out of an unconventional space & heading back to the place I like best. There’s a touch of terror in it but also a thrill. Because while a year can change many things, it can also confirm new passions & show you that yes, this wild life is worth it. //