Society and The Reasons Why I Love My Life
To begin, I get to see, experience and explore many new and wonderful places that are making up memories that will last a lifetime! Super HUGE perk in my opinion! That to me = freedom! Yes indeed, I Love my Life.
Below are reasons why I love my life and society
- The way I live costs far less than renting a home or apartment and paying for all the related costs (electric, cable, etc.) in a fixed place. When times are tough, that can mean living from week to week, payday to payday, just trying to keep bills paid. Whereas, as a van dweller, in hard times I can get by on far less. On the other hand, in good times I can use the surplus in monies to be able to travel and explore + invest in others as I am able and feel led. Finally, save a bit for emergencies. That to me also = freedom! And again, yes indeed, I Love my Life as an Adventuring Van Dweller!
- If I am not happy with my environment whether it be the area I am in, or difficult people in the society or bad weather or whatever… I can go elsewhere!
- Learning to be content in whatever state I am in. Which is a verse in the Bible by the way: “Be thankful in all situations, for this is God’s command for all of you who belong to Christ Jesus.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:18
- Proud to say that I have been able to break addictions of TV. Filling up space with noise and activity. I’ve learned to find peace, comfort, enrichment. Even often hearing God’s direction in the silence and quietness. I didn’t originally think they were addictions. But found out along the way that they were! I love being free of them! How do you hear people in the society say, “I’m bored”. We have become a society of people that either want to be entertained. Or at least fill our time and space with something!
Trust me… it is a journey in itself
To go from a life of activity and noise that constantly moves you along day by day.. To having time, space and quietness to hear the world around you; and just think, meditate and reflect. At first, you truly have to learn what to do with it! I have found that building a relationship with God. As well as continuing to learn about myself, has been a sometimes startling and sometimes awesome, but always an important and enriching journey that I am grateful to be on.
- Living out of the traditional societal ‘box’ (must have a stick and brick home to be a valid and beneficial part of society type thinking) that has been dictated by who knows who in our society. Of course, there is nothing wrong with living in a fixed home. I did for most of my life and most likely will do so again one day (cob or earth sheltered home maybe…) but the problem in my opinion is that many have come to accept that unless one lives according to the accepted societal norms then they don’t count, or fit in properly. I just don’t buy into that type of thinking at all!
This lifestyle is certainly not for everyone
Honestly, it doesn’t need to be. But looking at people in my society through a lens of where they live or what kind of abode they live in… it’s all a thing of perspective as I see it. I think it is incredibly cool when some people in the society live in a van or RV or boat or earth sheltered or underground home, etc., etc… Whatever happened to value each others’ uniquenesses? You don’t have to be like me or even understand my choices, for me to value yours.
- Personally, I think the lessons I am learning in living simply and with less ‘stuff’ is invaluable. I love it that I get so much enjoyment out of simple things. (A beautiful view, a photo memory captured, the smell of freshly laundered clothes and linens…) It doesn’t take much time to make me truly happy. And when I am especially blessed… wow… it is awesomeness! I further think that anyone and everyone would benefit by learning to live without all the bells and whistles of life we have come to expect.
We live in uncertain times
Via the world’s dictates, the economy and such, but not via GOD – HE is steadfast and sure. But what if something happened that you no longer had your home to live in? What would you do??? Sadly most people in the society would be very lost. Maybe even panicked at even the thought. I know I could make it through whatever comes my way. My present trip test is my wellbeing and fitness, and I am actively pursuing what it takes to improve that section of myself.
In any case, learning to live as I have and learning such a variety of other things accordingly… about myself, about others, and about my own and others’ perspectives. Such a variety of life lessons have originated from this life of van dwelling. Therefore, I am so exceptionally thankful for it all… the great, the awful and even the revolting! (Though I pray for lots of the good!!!) However, there are more reasons, but these are key for me as to why I Love my Life so much!