I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my bus and tell me they’d like to do the same thing. It’s easy to romanticize life in a bus or a camper van while perusing the artsy pictures on Pinterest and Instagram, but it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Trying to live in a vehicle is not an easy life, and it’s certainly not a … Continue reading 10 Signs Bus Life is NOT for You!
The time has come for me to start looking for my own place, but I’m in a dilemma. I can’t decide if I want to buy a nice house that is move-in ready, buy a fixer-upper to work on as a project, or buy a plot of land and fulfill a long-term goal of mine by building my own eco-friendly tiny home. I’m trying to … Continue reading Should I buy a house, flip a house, or build a house?
Fashion is a big part of our culture, but it’s taking a toll on the environment. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it can take up to 3,781 liters of water just to make a single pair of jeans, taking into account the production until the final delivery of the product. And it’s not just the waste of water, other factors are having … Continue reading 10 Tips to Green-up your Closet
We did it! 100 days of quarantine, and 100 blog posts. Though to be fair some of my posts were recycled from long ago and others were pretty short. Be that as it may, I do feel proud for keeping up with this daily blog. ￼However, this covid-19 blog is ending prematurely, just like the lockdowns. Based on what I’ve read this pandemic is far … Continue reading DAY 100: One Hundred Days of Quarantine!
As the quarantine and my daily blog draw to a close, I figured now is a good time for reflection. Summer is just now starting to begin and it was a long spring cooped up indoors. I’m sure we all have cabin fever and we’re all ready to get out of the house, but the pandemic is far from over. 2020 has been a difficult … Continue reading Day 98: Time for Reflection
How do you explain to someone that they should care about other people’s problems even if those problems don’t affect them? Why is there such a reluctance to acknowledge that other people struggle with things we don’t? What this country needs now more than anything is for people to learn how to empathize with others. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings … Continue reading Day 99: Final Quarantine Challenge: Be Empathetic
My first float trip of the season went very well. We visited Alley Spring in Eminence Missouri and floated the Jacks Fork river. I was really surprised to see the number of people out camping, but I guess I shouldn’t be. We’ve all been cooped up all spring. I think this was my first time to float the Jacks Fork river but I’m not for … Continue reading Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO
What a wonderful Father’s Day! The weather was absolutely perfect and I got to enjoy the day with my family. I can’t tell you how blessed I am to have come from such great people. It was nice to see my grandparents again, and we all enjoyed a fabulous barbecue outdoors. I’m glad to have the opportunity to celebrate my parents as I am lucky … Continue reading Day 97: Things my Father Taught Me
Sometime in March I made a survey online asking a number of questions about how you will change during the quarantine. I got roughly 40 responses and these are the results. Were your predictions correct? I had a lot of fun reading the results of the survey. Thank you so much to those of you who participated. You can find the more in-depth answers here.￼ Continue reading Day 96: How Will you Change During Quarantine Results
I see an awful lot of people supporting movements, passionate about civil rights, and sick of the Trump administration which thrills me. It feels good to be on the right side of history. But I also know for a fact that a lot of those people posting memes and attending rallies aren’t even registered to vote, and not for any reason other than they just … Continue reading Day 94: Are you even registered to vote?