What’s my key to happiness? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Doing acts of kindness that feed my soul whole-heartily. ✨ Everyday I get a clearer understanding of compassion from working in the cannabis industry; for I am around those who simply want help and healing. Not long ago, I was one of those beings searching this world for a remedy and now that I have, I must enlighten those who want help for it’s my purpose in this life to heal others. 💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured 📸: @stickevape
Ok. Vamos ter esta conversa 🙈😂🙊 As perguntas relacionadas com a #vanlife que vocês mais nos fazem são sobre a nossa higiene na Pingu. Imaginamos que para quem nunca passou por esta experiência, suscite curiosidade e até faça alguma confusão 🙃 Contextualizado: A Pingu tem duas camas, guarda roupa, fogão, frigorífico, lava louça, armários de cozinha, mas... Não tem WC 🤣 é verdade! Para tudo temos solução :
- Lavamos os dentes e a cara no lava loiça.
- Penteamo-nos e arranjamo-nos com os espelhos dos retrovisores.
- Tomamos banho 🚿 (no exterior) com o chuveiro solar da @decathlonportugal e produtos biodegradaveis. ....
E a sanita🚽 ? Não temos sanita. Há um lema entre nós : vamos quando podemos e não quando queremos 😂 Ou aproveitamos e vamos nas bombas de gasolina, supermercados, cafés, praias, etc. Ou então quando estamos instalados fazemos o jogo do "observador", em que um vai pelo mato dentro em busca do seu melhor Spot e o outro fica de sentinela 😂 Buraco+papel higienico bio = perfect Match. Isto é a vanlife malta, e com menos conforto somos bem mais felizes 😎🚐
Ok, let's discuss this 🙈😂🙈 Questions regarding with vanlife you mostly ask us are about our toiletry in Pingu. We can figure that for those who never had this experience might be curious about and even confused about that 🙃 Contexting: Pingu has 2 beds, closet, stove, sink, kitchen furniture, but... It has no WC 🤣 it is true! For everything we have a solution:
- We brush the teeth and face in the sink.
- We get ready on window mirrors.
- We shower 🚿 outside with solar shower from decathlon and biodegradable shampoo.
And the toilet 🚽? 😂 We don't have toilet. There is a mention among us: we go when we can and not when we want! Or we use the gas stations, supermarkets, caffes, beaches, etc. Or when we are installed we make the "watcher" game, one goes deep in woods while the other keeps the guard 😂 hole+bio toilet paper = perfect match. This is vanlife guys, and with less confort we are much happier.😎🚐
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I began this #VanLife journey as a quest to find freedom from the monotony of the 9-5. The rat race. The daily grind. The constant pressure to exceed expectations by sacrificing my boundaries. *
I saw this adventure as a way to take time for self-care. I saw it as my salvation from a hostile working environment. An avenue to heal. *
As it turns out, the quest led me back to myself. I am the only one capable of controlling my emotions. I am the only one who can establish my self-care regiment. Build my self-worth. Set boundaries and limitations. I am the only one who can give away my power and the only one who can take it back. The answers were within all along. #SpiritualQuest *
Deck: The Nature Speak Oracle by Ted Andrews
▪️ Find the art in everything & draw your own map ▪️
You can go your own way, all your need is yourself & the courage to press on to your destination.
And always still time to change the road you are on at anytime.
The road is yours.
I don’t really think you understand the extent of your actions, or your intentions, until it’s time to say goodbye to everything you’ve ever known. Traveling the country sounds like an awesome adventure, and it is, but until you have to hug your father and mother, aunt and uncle, cousins, siblings, bosses, coworkers, and long time friends, look them all in the eye and say goodbye until further notice, you don’t realize the reality of your decisions. The Catskill mountains have served more than a home for me these past 26 years. I’ve escaped into them, I’ve showcased them to strangers, I’ve experienced many firsts, and I’m sure many lasts in them. I know these towns, these business owners, these trails, these roads, these people as if they were my own tattoos inked onto my body. To say that I am going to miss this place is an extreme understatement. But the potential of what this journey of life can be out there far outweighs that level of comfortability that I feel here. && I know that if things in the other 47 lower states don’t feel exactly right, that these mountains, and these people will be here waiting with their always welcoming arms spread wide open
Life is a journey. You write the pages
This is what most nights really look like for me. No crazy views. No insane scenery. Sometimes there really are mountains but most nights there are just bushes in the parking lot. Ella laying at my feet and my best friend on the phone. Working on my laptop and way too much coffee for one person. It’s these moments that make living in a van feel so normal. But it’s also these quiet, normal moments where it usually hits me.. I’ve actually created this life for myself. I worked really hard and still do every day. I figured out what I wanted and I did it. It’s not impossible or just luck. You can do the exact same thing. No excuses. Just figure out what you want and get there. And whenever you doubt yourself, just look forward to the first mundane moment where it hits you and you realize you actually did it. You created your own happiness. Amazing views are cool but these moments are everything.
Photo & caption by @divineontheroad
Look I’m not really sure what’s happening in this pic but they both look super happy to have spent a beautiful morning at the beach! Now it’s nap time for the Tiny Human and some relaxation time for Mum and Dad! 🙌🏻🙏🏻 #weekendsdoneright
PACKING FOR THE FERRY
It’s almost time for the off, and so many things have been ticked off the list this past few days (there’s still a lot more to do though!) We’ve tidied the van and organised all of the storage (thanks to Rose’s Grandparents for letting us use their garage as a workshop!) and packed up all of our safety gear and Euro Travel Kit. Travel insurance has been bought and we’ve just got gadget cover and Euro breakdown with RAC to sort out next week.
Insurance has been sorted - we’ve got full 365 day insurance with our Motorhome Policy, which can be extended because of our 13 month MOT (we MOT’d early to get the extra month). We have to come back to the U.K. in the middle of December for that, but otherwise we’re good to go. Sometimes I wish that we could scrap the MOT on the head, but at least it’s a good excuse to come back and see family.
As far as Brexit goes, we’re just going to wait and see what happens. The world could explode or be taken over by aliens before March 29th, so we’re going to go out there and enjoy the world and think about all of this later over a nice cup of Yorkshire Tea. If all else fails we’ll hide in a Portuguese forest until it all blows over.