Fail forward…

Fail forward…

ORLANDO, FL“I’m going to make this easy for both of us,” I said. “We’re not together anymore.” We sat on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches I’ve ever experienced. The water was turquoise, palm trees lined the boardwalk, bikinis everywhere, the sun was...
Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

Adapt! The Maiden Voyage

“You’re acting like a fucking ninny,” the emergency room doctor scolded me.  I was so confused. There I was laying on the hospital bed in Moab UT, in great pain, I could barely talk, I could barely stand, something was very wrong, and this doctor – whose job...
Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Departure from Your Comfort Zone

Ten weeks of building and I was ready for my freedom. After completing the van’s finishing touches, it was time to depart. Just in time, too. I finished the van, cleaned out all the sawdust, and moved my stuff in the day before we left. That same day, I rented a...
DIY Van Build with no Experience

DIY Van Build with no Experience

“Do you have any idea how loud you’re being?”  I turned around to find a super friendly neighbor. He was trying to be mean and scary, but for some reason it wasn’t working. “Ummm, yes. I’m cutting wood. It’s loud,” I replied honestly. In fact, I probably knew...
Why I Decided to Live in a Van

Why I Decided to Live in a Van

The lifeless black eye of the video camera stared into my soul like death itself. “Why are you doing this?” was the question my interviewer asked me. And I found myself struggling with the answer. Not because I didn’t know, but because there were so many reasons why....