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“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance” – Alan Watts

Change will awaken you, so just let go and leap into it. If something feels right, make it happen.


Change oftentimes comes slowly to me…and it can be painful. It’s not necessarily the change that freaks me out, but all the logistics of the change. If someone said, “I bought you a beautiful off-grid, lakeside cabin in the woods, surrounded by mountains. It’s yours. All you have to do is quit your job, pack up your life, move across the province, find a new job…etc.” That’s great news…until all the “work” is realized.

This moving into a van has been some serious work! We need to pack-up all of our belongings, decide what needs to be accessible in our storage unit (once we’ve found one, of course, since that hasn’t happened yet), what to keep in the van, how to store things in the van, finish our modifications to the van, sell our Honda Fit (which has proven to be way harder than anticipated), find a piece of land or RV lot to rent…it just seems never-ending.

Yes, this is a dream-come-true for us…so don’t start feeling bad for me! We want this. It feels right. My doubts are slowly melting away as the time comes closer. But there’s so little time, and so much to do.

As Alan Watts mentioned, the best way to deal with this is to just embrace it. I will never have all the answers. We may be homeless for a little bit (but we did that for 5 months on the PCT, so we can manage). The details will fall into place when they need to fall into place…or they won’t.

I’m ok with that too.