Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Slowing Down to Save My Health and Peace of Mind

I've been stressing myself out too much over my one-year timeline for hitting the road in a van. I've also been questioning whether full-time van life is really for me, as I've posted here earlier. After much serious thought, I've decided to keep the goal, but change the

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Getting in Shape for My Journey: Joining a Gym

One of my goals in the next year is to lose 40 pounds and get into shape. So far, I've done nothing toward that goal. I keep promising myself that I will work out, in fact, I go to bed every night saying

Friday, July 20, 2018

Indecision On My Life’s Path: Am I Lazy or Just Afraid?

As most of you know, I want to live in a van — sort of. What I really want is to travel, see the US and a bit of Mexico and Canada. I want to visit as many botanical gardens as I can find and post about them on a blog.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Kitchen Declutter and Reorganization Continues

I have this exact same quote, border and all, on a magnetic card on my refrigerator. I'm always complaining about not having enough kitchen counter space, so the universe fixed that for me

Saturday, July 14, 2018

How Hoarders Think and Why Decluttering Is So Hard For Us

A few months ago, I had a kitchen fire in my apartment. At the time, the washer/dryer closet, which I use as a pantry and general hidden hoarding place, couldn't be painted because it was full of

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Vandwelling Finance: Making Money While You Sleep

For the next year, I'll be trying to learn to make money while I sleep. There are so many ways to make money online, but there are three that I'm most interested in, and all have potential to make

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Day 10 - Fears and Second Thoughts

As with all my large dreams and plans, I'm starting to second guess myself and become afraid. What am I giving up that I may never have again? What will I do with all the things I can't bear to

Monday, July 9, 2018

Recap of the First Week - Disappointing, But Not Discouraged

I went through a period of depression last week, that I allowed to keep me from meeting my goals, small as they were. I was disappointed in some work I had hoped would bring in good money, but it didn't turn out that way. I also was pretty unmotivated and couldn't

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Day 4: Independence Day

Not much to say. No celebration here. Our country is in distress, and everyone in the world knows it. One reason I want to travel as a van dweller is to see this country before

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Day 3 - Change the Plan, but Never the Goal

Making life changes is a journey, not a race. Even if you start out with the perfect plan, something will interfere with it. It is inevitable. You won't always be able to stick to your schedule, you won't meet

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Day 1 Just Happened to Fall On My Day Off, But....

I always take Sundays off. I've done this for a long, long time, ever since my kids were old enough to get themselves breakfast. I don't always do nothing, but I do what I want. Sometimes, I work in the

My New Facebook Page

So I started a new page for the blog on Facebook, for those of you who are members and would like to follow me there. I need 25 likes to be able to create the username @simplydeb, so I'd