Things I’ve noticed lately about living in the trailer. Somehow, even though I don’t plan to increase the amount of items I own… I do. I pick up little things at conventions, I replace old shoes but don’t discard the well loved versions… I find a book I want to read but don’t have time so I store it till Summer.. and in all of this, I have created a problem for myself.
My trailer is no longer a mobile home. It is stationary. If I want to hook it up to go camping, I would need at least two hours to get the trailer broken down to a point where it could traverse the road and not create a hailstorm of objects bumping around on the inside. Seeing as I have not bought an SUV or towing vehicle yet, this hasn’t been such a problem but it has caused me to rethink some of my plans and deal with what I may actually want.
I don’t want to travel in my home. I don’t feel like there is any sort of break when I bring all of my stuff and all of my work with me on vacation. It is like checking your work email through your cell phone on your day off. Somewhere in the midst of trying to find a way I can have my own space, I have realized that a large part of vacation for me is leaving my space to have a different environment.
So now I am in this odd spot where I am thinking of getting a conversion camper van (ford ecoline series) where I can go visit friends and family across the states but have a cheap and nice bed to sleep in (and place for kittens) or get a vehicle that maybe doesn’t pull the trailer but saves on gas money and spending nights in hotels. I need to run the gas cost and identify why it is that I have this nomad dream when I already know that after two weeks on the road, I just want to go home to my own little spot. Here’s to figuring out my next steps.
Oh and because I am not sure I shared this to the online world, I am now engaged. More on that to come.