It's been awhile since I just sat down & chatted with you about mental health, anxiety & all things my brain. I wanted to share everything that has been going on with me lately, what I have done to drastically decrease my *social* anxiety (general anxiety will always be there, whaddup) and why I have fallen in love with therapy. ALSO how does van life help my mental health?! Let's talk!
It's not all about big numbers or lots of "likes". It's about loving your mission so much that you want the whole damn world to hear it. When you're determined to share your message with the masses, you do care about growth. I can't promise you the results... That's on you. I can, however, tell you exactly what I did to get myself where I am today. I believe in you to do with that what you will.. We are all waiting to hear your voice.
After Lee & I discussed our break up, I thought it would be helpful to hear from two people who have been together for 30 years, my sweet parents. They bring us through their journey together starting at a nightclub. We listen to how they've moved through difficult times, come to accept the other person's flaws and continue choosing each other every day. This is a *real* love story... imperfect & all.
After backpacking, van living and sailing the world, Dylan Magaster joins us to share how traveling the world started for him with only a bag and a little money. He made a deal with his mom that if he couldn't make it work in 5 years, he would come back and live a "normal" life. Learn how having a deep passion for something can push you to your limits -like making 150 Youtube videos before making money- but ultimately, keep you going to achieve your goals and explore the world. Check out @DylanMagaster on Instagram and his Youtube channels FLORB & Dylan Magaster.
Henry and Sydney share the entire story of their friendship since the day they met in San Diego, talk about how sweet the relationship between Finn & Ella really is, and go over the transitional time of Henry turning 30. He opens up about how NYC influenced his choices and why a scooter lead him to travel in a van full-time. Listen to a couple of best friends relive the last two years on the road together and how they've helped each other grow even when apart.
Lee and I broke up a few months ago and we've been taking that time to work on ourselves separately to heal & grow as individuals. Since making the decision to quarantine together, we have been communicating things with each other that we never did while dating. We're learning how to talk more, be more effective when we do, & so much more. This week we share what lead to the break up, what we've learned since, & how we made the decision to isolate together in the first place. I hope you find this insightful, maybe helpful, & definitely raw.
A little more light hearted this week with a classic Q&A. I answer questions about if I want kids, what it's like being quarantined with Lee, if I've ever dated a woman, & way more! We get to know each other real well on this one!
Can't figure out how to make money from anywhere? Brie from ChasingTheWildGoose joins us this week to go over every possible remote job we can come up with. Whether you want to stay home or hit the road, we share how you can turn your job into a remote position OR start doing something new that you may be more passionate about. ALSO: Join my new Facebook Group "Earning a Remote Income | Van Life" to brainstorm with other people or give your ideas to others!
After last week's episode, two people approached me to express their feelings about the conversation.. They were not good feelings. One took the mature approach with an open discussion while the other.. not so much. I'll admit when I'm wrong so this week I correct where I made mistakes and I'll also share my perspective on having a productive versus hateful conversation when it comes to sensitive topics.
The Coronavirus has affected us all in very different ways so this week I sat down with Katie (@soweboughtavan) to discuss how it's affected people living in vans and also influenced some negativity in the van life community. It's easy to point fingers and tell everyone what YOU think they should do. But the truth is, you don't know. We rant, we laugh, and talk a little sh*t.