Camper Living, One Month Report Card

Yesterday marked one month since I arrived in Pasadena. I have the van for little side trips and adventures, but we are living in a rented Airbnb camper so that I can decide if camper living is something I can do long term.

It’s been a fun, unpredictable, challenging, educational month. Lots of people are “jealous” of the life I’m living, and yes there are some really, really cool aspects to it. But there are also realities that people don’t understand.

It’s SMALL. Yes, tiny living is an adjustment. The shower is about 18” wide so there aren’t luxurious showers, but I’m used to that from the Dominican Republic. The ceilings are short (I’m 5’3” and can touch the ceilings). So the result of this is multiple times cracking my head open on cabinets 🙄. The bedroom is just that. A room that fits a bed and nothing else. And then there’s the stress. I’m in the Airbnb for one more month and then it’s anyone’s guess.

The good? I LOVE IT here. I love being in California again. I love the little camper and where we are.

The dogs are good. Walter has been “off” for a week or so. Not sure what’s up with him.

I’ve been meeting some guys via online dating. That’s a whole other blog 😳.

Three year ago right now, my dad was dying. It’s a tough time because looking back, this was the beginning of the end of my life as I knew it. His death was the beginning of a whole downhill spiral in my life.

So for now, I’m still in the camper. Still trying to figure out next moves. And randomly falling into complete denial and avoidance of my reality.

Life goes on…


~ Lisa

2 thoughts on “Camper Living, One Month Report Card

  1. …I can somewhat relate my wife and both parents died within 10 months of each other so I was a wreck.

    I ended up very depressed and it took a kick in the butt from my daughter and a job from my son
    to get me back into everyday living.

    I ended up living off-grid 65 miles from any civilization in Northern Alaska
    (kinda like your camper living)
    In a 16×24 ft cabin

    Now after 14 years living there my heart problems have forced me back to civilization
    but I can say time and an open mind to new things
    will lesson the depression…..

    thanks for sharing
    be safe


  2. You’ve got this. I’m envious that you are back on your feet, wobbly maybe, but strong. Life is a rollercoaster but you have to learn to adapt to what is thrown at you. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Seven years here I’m still finding my way. Seeing you meeting your challenges helps me with mine. Thank you


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