VAN LIFE – WHY I STARTED LIVING IN A VAN
In this Van Life Blog, I’ll show you Home is where you park it when you have a Travel van! I’m sharing How and why I started living in a van. This is my RV Living story on my journey to become a digital nomad and living the van life.
WHY I STARTED LIVING IN A VAN?
I’m trying to start this new RV channel and it’s not really new. I had one before, I just didn’t really progress on it. Honestly, because about two years ago I started this whole RV journey. I started making videos and it just kind of turned into something way different because of all the stuff that I went through getting this RV.
Then, I was in a really bad accident and there’s just so much to my story that I really wanted to share with you. I’ve gathered videos and clips along the way over this period as, well as now, I finally have an RV that we’re in right now.
It has been such a big journey. I’ve been asked so many questions along the way and I kept saying, “Oh, I’ll answer your questions for you, I’m going to start a channel” and it just never happened. But now it’s here.
I hope that you will follow me on my journey and the things that have gone on and had to happen over the past couple of years, as well as, what’s going forward.
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Bloggin Brandi and I actually have another channel on YouTube already that is going strong if you want to learn about business and branding. That is my other channel.
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It’s how I run my business, but on this channel, this is all about how I travel and live and work when I’m in my RV and on the road.
Honestly, I love my Rv because it brings me close to nature and there’s a whole lot of other reasons behind why I started RVing. I want to bring you along and talk to you about everything that I’ve gone through. These are things that you may actually have to go through because while I built Bloggin Brandi, my other channel, all of this was going on right here with my RV Life that nobody knew about.
WHEN I GREW UP…
I mentioned that a few times, but this is a completely different lifestyle and I chose this because I wanted to do something different in my life.
When I grew up, I was going into Cosmetology and I remember driving down the street passing RVs / trailer homes. My dad would say, “Wow, I bet a Cosmetologist lives their Brandi. Those comments killed two dreams.
One, I didn’t know that I wanted to live in a trailer when I grew up, so that one was dead for awhile.
Second, I wanted to be a Cosmetologist really bad and my dad just kind of made me feel crappy about that decision.
I WENT TO COLLEGE
For the record, I’m not completely bonkers. I did go to Cosmetology school and I went to college. I do have a four year degree in Finance. (completely different I know) but I went into finance.
That was also something my dad kind of pushed me into and everybody kept telling me to go back to school, go back to school. So I did.
I got that big job. I had the really fancy car. I had the title and the Big condo — all the flashy things. But, I wasn’t satisfied in my life. It made me kind of branch out and there’s some other things to why…
Over this last couple of years, there’s been so many things that have gone on. There’s a reason why I started out RVing and what kind of brought me into it.
I went into finance. I got out of that because there was just something pulling at me. After I went through some things in my life, I started being an entrepreneur and learning how to run a business from the road where I figured I didn’t really have to be stuck in an office all the time.
THEN I QUIT MY CORPORATE JOB
I managed to take that dream that I had of traveling (not being stationary) and put it into action. Plus, I had a lot of really good ideas and nobody wanted to hear what I had to say. I gave all of that up! Took it somewhere else.
Now, I sold my Condo, my car. I actually just got another little car. It’s a Smart Car, So, I might have some Smart Car vlogs on here because I love my Smart Car.
WHAT A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE
Another thing that happened during all of this, is that I became a little different. I wasn’t so superficial. I wasn’t focused on what everybody else was focused on, which was my looks. I had always been given jobs because of my looks. I always dressed up and like look the part, dyed my hair, did my nails — everybody judged me on that. Honestly, those things but me in debt to where I could have been doing so much more.
I could have been traveling, had an RV and had that job! I wish that my eyes were open sooner and I hope that I can open yours. I’m showing you this lifestyle, how much I love it, and the things I love about it.
What other things that it did for me besides that superficial side is that I started learning how I was impacting the environment. It made me learn from boondocking, that what I’m trying to get into the RV as far as resources takes effort. Water, electricity, propane are not just given to you. Versus at your house, you pay your electricity bill, water bill and then you have unlimited water and electricity. Until you start RVing you don’t really think about things like cable and Internet etc..
You’ve got to think about those things when you’re coming into this lifestyle. I’ve learned a lot of really cool tips and tricks. that I love sharing with you. Because, when you come into my RV, this is like a whole new world to introduce you to.
I also had to consider not only what was going on the RV but coming off. The essential things that you use in your life cleaning, eating, showering, sleeping. All of the things that you do on a daily basis, I try to use naturally, products.
This is something I also want to start sharing more of…
The all natural products I use and where you can get them aka product reviews. some products are RV specific and then some of them are things that you can use whether you’re in an RV or at your house.
I’m excited to get this channel started and see what happens with it. Sharing some stuff that I’ve collected and created along the way. A little nervous to see what happens with this. So that’s really not our story. I really want your support.
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