Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Random Thoughts

I sit here in the RV, getting ready to move temporarily into an apartment.

The situation with the other person here deteriorates on a daily basis. I will stay with a friend while I save for my own unit and a van to pull it.

I'll be sorting things into items to keep and flea market stock. I'm downsizing again!

The nice thing about my nomadic lifestyle is an awareness of how few possessions are really necessary.

Things do not make me happy. Life, friends, my dogs, traveling, these things are important to me.

I just reserved a 5x10 storage unit through
It was easy to compare rates and I chose to make a call to reserve it. I could have done it online. I will be using it to store items while I sort them and sell the excess at a flea market.

I know this change is right for me because I feel a lightness in my soul as if a burden had lifted from my shoulders.

I am amazed how little it takes to make me happy. I know that my happiness depends solely on me and my actions. No other person or thing can make me unhappy. I accept full responsibility for my own feelings and I know that if I am unhappy, it is because of a choice I have made or an action I have taken. Cleaning up my messes is part of being an adult.

It is still comfortable here at a pleasant 79 degrees. I have a few more things to do before the heat of the day.

So I will wish all a pleasant day and thank you for stopping by to read my meananderings.


  1. How long did it take you to come by the realization of how little it takes to make you happy? I think some people spend their whole life trying to figure that out, don't you?

    I think cleaning up the messes left behind in our lives, by other people, is the hardest part of being an adult.

    1. I think I've known it for at least 15 years. Most people have a "more monster" inside them that is permanently hungry. I like being me! It's the best thing around to be comfortable with being yourself.

      I only clean up my messes and I allow others to travel their own path. When they get uncomfortable enough with their mess they change... or not as they choose.

  2. Best of luck on your transition. Change is usually a good thing, as long as it leads to you ultimately being happier. It sounds like you are confident you are moving in the right direction for yourself. It's all any of us can really do.

  3. Do we know each other? I see you shared with me on google+ but I don't know if that's just google or if we have really talked at some point? Michelle Ress

  4. I bought your USB broadband. Check your PayPal account.I love it by the way.

  5. I think many of us would be amazed how little it takes to make us happy. You were brave enough to take the leap and begin a nomadic lifestyle in an RV, dropping the excess. I know I don't need things either -- the things, the less happy. But how to unload?

    Again, this inspires. Thank you for writing.