As I continue my journey I hear more people say “wish I could do that” or “must be nice” living what they call the “easy life”.
Well what they don't know is the wear and tear on the mind and body, not to
mention the pocket!
Driving as a professional you have a destination, an end of the line, and then a return trip.
My destination is... as far as fuel supply will take me.
No return, because I have nothing to return to, no home no family, (my daughter is grown and living her own life) and even if I did return I couldn't afford to live anywhere but in someone else s home in a spare room or basement.
SO, on the road I go!
It does get lonely sometimes, no one to talk to while your driving, but the occasional truck stop
waitress will chat you up if you're nice. Truck drivers get it, they get bored too! so sometimes you can
strike up a conversation with them, or an argument! Boy they love to argue, about anything! I guess it gets the blood pumping!
One of the things that kind of gets to me is, parking somewhere that won't get me in trouble with the law. Haven't had any problems yet and don't want to.
People just HAVE to know what I'm doing. I sometimes have to park and kill off a few days to stretch my money out, so I hit the truck stops or rest
areas of course Walmart is Americas free camp site! And I can pick up supplies while I'm there.
Another thing is managing my health, Diabetes and liver decease, have to keep my medications cold, monitor my blood sugars, take pills, take shots and sleep when my body says so.
I guess what I'm saying is; its not ALL fun and games, it does take some planning and a lot of patients.
I have had to spend a week or two in places I didn't want to or I wasn't wanted, but had no choice.
And so, before you say I am living the life... think how you would do living in 48 square feet, having to plan out where your going to shower, eat, lord forbid get a repair done if you break down, and for how long you have on this journey and you will get a better idea what my day to day is like.
Thanks for following my blog, and a special Thank you to everyone that has helped me as I go,