Monday, October 17, 2016

Six things that have changed since moving into the bus!

1. I wake up at the crack of dawn every day! Having windows 360 is a wonderful thing! It's easy to catch every sunrise and sunset and makes me more aware of the beauty surrounding me! I haven't slept in once. 
2. I have a sense of freedom that I've never felt before. Yes,  I felt free while hiking in the woods and invincible while climbing mountains but this is a different feeling. It was easy to feel free outside of society and away from all of the silly rules we place on ourselves in society. But now I feel almost like an outsider. I watch people bustle around in a big hurry (I suppose because they think they have to) and I realize that I am not a part of that and it gives me a sense of freedom. 
3. I require way less space and very little personal space now. I always saw myself as a modest  person who liked total privacy while changing and showering. I cringed at the thought of the YMCA change rooms or even using the washrooms with coworkers. Now I have literally caught myself stripping down and changing before even looking out the windows to see who was there while in busy parking lots. Maybe it has to do with my new found sense of freedom but I realize that everyone has a body and it's not a big deal to change - everyone does it on a daily basis so why the need for privacy or secrecy. 
4. My stuff requires even less space. I haven't counted my belongings but I'm sure they are in the single digits for the first time since childhood. 
5. I realize how much time I wasted in a house. My chore list and bus cleaning routine takes minutes rather than hours and I don't find myself sitting around for hours like I did while living in a house. Maybe all the windows inspire me to get out more? I definitely walk the dogs more often and on different trails each day.
6. I realize that most people live in there own little bubble going through the same routine day after day. The past few weeks I have been in close proximity to Michael's work each morning and evening and I see the same people doing the same things over and over again! I realize that I am (sort of) one of those people right now going through the motions in relation to work schedules but that's where the similarity ends. I have been to so many new places while living on the bus, even in the area I have grown up in. It's been surprising how much I didn't know about my hometown or how necessity has helped me be a lot more adventurous. Often while driving I will be on the lookout for a nice place to stay or a good water source and have found so much more than I imagined!

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