It’s been 6 months since I sold all my belongings, packed the van, and drove out of my container home rental. I will never forget how it took me 2 weeks to make the decision, sell everything, and downsize into the van (other than a couple of boxes in storage).
OK, so I skipped Week 23 because it was boring. I spent all week in my new little landing spot in San Ramón, just working, doing laundry, and making the place somewhat “home” in the most simple way possible. Week 24 I was back on the road.
This week I’ve been so torn about having rented a little landing spot. So I found this tiny house in the hills of San Ramón, surrounded by coffee fields, the purest rural area and I can hear howler monkeys in the mornings (mind blown)
Week 21 may sound boring to you. But, to me, it was a huge deal, days of change, decisions, work, and hiding out in my new little spot. I’ve been torn about renting a tiny house. It doesn’t mean that I won’t be living in the van, but it’s just not something I had planned.
Remember that streak of bliss from the last weeks? Well, it ended with week 20. Even after a really nice weekend in Monteverde, my level of frustration was at a 10+. Getting stuck with the van at night was not fun but it also was a good lesson. Or maybe, a little wake-up call for many things in my life.
Van life sure isn’t boring! I mean, it can be, but there’s always something. So continuing my weeks of blissful spots, I decided to head north to camp out in a friend’s backyard. It’s always a great opportunity to hang with a good friend, have steady Wi-Fi, and in this case, some cooler weather.
After such a fantastic week in Monteverde I was on a “van-high”. I had slipped back into my happy place, I was refreshed, inspired and ready to do some new exploring. However, work has been tough. I took on a new job back in November, it has been both amazing and demanding.
Yes I stayed one more week in Monteverde, my mind needed it and my body too. This is one of the many things I love about van life, there’s no rules. You can jump from one destination to another on a daily basis or even just chose to stay in one place for weeks at a time.
I think if I ever pick a place to live permanently, that would probably be Monteverde. There’s just something about that place, the green, the weather, the cool nights, the rainbows. It’s just perfection in my book.