The past two weeks of my life have been a bit of a whirlwind. It started with the night I packed up my entire life, with the exception of my dog and my mini cooper. One-way tickets are funny things, ya know? Interesting thoughts go through your head as the wheels of the plane leave the ground. For me, it was interesting in a great way, of course. I was moving in the direction I wanted to go. I gained freedom, a life of exploration, and a beautiful and fulfilling relationship with Ben.
It’s funny, though, how many times in order to gain something great, you need to make great sacrifices. I will always miss my family and Jersey friends, and worst of all, my Nyah (my angel of a dog, who is still living with my family). With one plane ticket, I left everything I knew, everything that was normal. This would scare the shit out of a lot of people. Luckily, I’m not “a lot of people”. I feel that if you’re not pushing yourself and getting out of your comfort zone, then you’re not really living. I knew there would be discomfort in leaving a lot of the things I was used to, but I also knew what I wanted for my life and had to move toward that. That being a dynamic life and happy relationship.
So here I am. Living on the bus and currently parked just south of San Diego. We flew to Los Angeles right after a photography conference in Florida, then migrated down to SD a few days later. The past week, in addition to beginning my remote work setup, I have gotten my education on RVs and anything related. Whereas two weeks ago, I would have seen all “mobile living units” as similar creatures, I now know otherwise. As far as THIS bus goes, I’m still trying to figure out all the darn switches. They’re everywhere, aesthetically hidden, of course, but EVERYWHERE. There are a thousand different ways to turn on a light, heat the bus, etc. I realize that I’m used to using incredibly complicated programs like photoshop, so I could surely figure this stuff out, right? I guess . . . only there are no “undo” commands on here, you know?? Hit the wrong thing and “oh shit” (literally, if you know what I mean).
Anyway, aside from the overwhelming amount of controls and switches, and actually learning how to use a GPS (kind of crucial, when you’re somewhere new all the time), I’m adapting great. Working remotely has been wonderful. Granted I might be working from 9-9, but I have more time in between for things like jogging along the water and taking pictures. Good stuff!
We will be parked here in San Diego (see map for exact location below) for at least a month, which is fine by me. I’m very happy to spend the coldest month of winter in the warmest place in the country!
There will definitely be more to come…