Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

A Not So Pleasant Night – Climate Control Escapades

On March 16, I took Bella to the shop in Kingsland GA to get 2 recalls and a minor taillight issue taken care of. The shop told me it would only take "a couple of hours". So, I was expecting to be back at the campground in the early afternoon. FIVE HOURS LATER... Bella was… Continue reading A Not So Pleasant Night – Climate Control Escapades

Georgia Adventures · Van Life

Van Recalls and More Tire Trouble – Kingsland Georgia

I've been hanging out in Kingsland Georgia since February 23. For the most part, the weather has been pretty nice but I swear it pours down rain (all day long) at least once a week. Recall Notices For Bella In early March I received a safety recall notice for the van. I may as well… Continue reading Van Recalls and More Tire Trouble – Kingsland Georgia

Illinois Adventures · Multiple Chemical Sensitivity · Van Life

Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

The other day I thought to myself "I just want things to get back to normal". Then I realized... I no longer have a normal! Just for the record, I'm not normal to begin with. No matter how you look at it I've never been normal nor do I claim to be normal. My normal… Continue reading Back To Nomadic – In Search Of My New Normal

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Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?

839 days ago I arrived in the Homeland. I was about to embark on what I knew might be a long and difficult (yet equally fulfilling) journey as Dad's caregiver.   Being Dad's caregiver meant I had to forego my nomadic lifestyle (living in my cozy little home on wheels) and live a static lifestyle… Continue reading Closing This Chapter and Getting Back To Nomadic?

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy

Winter decided to show up way too early and it's rendered the outside air too cold to be enjoyable. So... I sit here (indoors) reminiscing about my first couple years on the road (before becoming Dad's Caregiver). I look forward to hitting the road again someday but, as I ponder my life on the road, I… Continue reading 5 Perceptions About Van Life That Drive Me Crazy

Florida Adventures · Poodle Adventures · Van Life

I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

When I took on the role of Caregiver (back in March 2018) I knew my temporary hiatus from the road could be lengthy and I would need to find ways to get through it. What I didn't realize was how deep my nomadic desires ran. I've been missing the road a lot lately and doing… Continue reading I Became A Full-Time Van Life Nomad 4 Years Ago

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

How I Earn Money On The Road – Fails and Successes

I've been recovering from a simple gallbladder removal surgery that turned out to be more complicated than expected. I'm doing well, it's just taking longer than I wanted to get to my new (pain-free) normal. During my recovery there hasn't been much in terms of my usual adventures so I thought I'd share a bit… Continue reading How I Earn Money On The Road – Fails and Successes

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Wait For The Perfect Time To Go Nomad

Waiting for the perfect time to make a change in our lives is something many (if not all) of us do. Naturally, we need to plan and be sensible about the choices we make but obsessing over or waiting for perfect conditions before making a life change can halt us in our tracks. In this… Continue reading Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Wait For The Perfect Time To Go Nomad

Musings & Whatnot · Van Life

Life Changes 2018 – The End Of Nomad Life?

It's autumn already! The leaves are changing to vibrant, iridescent colors and the landscape will soon morph into winter. This post is to catch you up on what's been happening on the Simply Connie home front this year. 2018 Has Been A Bit Crazy I started 2018 out in Homestead Florida visiting Nikki. We had… Continue reading Life Changes 2018 – The End Of Nomad Life?