I sat down with my friend Jarrod who is notoriously known as "The Van Guy on Youtube". He opens up about his mental health, anxiety (we stan), having cancer, and how he makes a full time income from Youtube. Also we have ads now! How professional. Shoutout to LOLA and BetterHelp for believing in ya girl.
Alexa has quickly become one of my best friends.. After losing her father and realizing that she talks about living the dream, she decided to finally start living hers. We talk about moving through grief, white privilege, and what her dreams look like now.
What if you could do van life without ever having to find remote work? This week Kristin (@wheretheroadforks_) tells us how she asked her boss to go remote and got a YES. We talk religion, ex boyfriends, and good ole solo female van life per usual.
My parents join us this week to share their initial reaction to me wanting to live in a van. What would they tell another parent/guardian in their position? How do they think the child should approach the conversation? Find out how I was raised and how amazing my parents are in this episode!
This week I answer 10 Unpopular questions such as the grossest thing I've done in the van, does my family approve of van life, and am I just running away from my real life problems? Here the time stamps for each question:
07:34 - How did I tell my family and what was their reaction?
14:50 - Do I worry about my getting stuck / how is it in the snow?
16:31 - What's the grossest thing I've done?
18:16 - What would I tell someone nervous to take the leap?
21:08 - How do I stay warm in the winter with no heater?
24:24 - Worst city I've ever visited?
26:16 - Is it hard going against the standard culture of “you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing?”
29:00 - Not everyone is going to like you on social media, how do you deal?
33:00 - How do I know I'm not just running away from real life?
36:09 - What made me want to go vegan?
This is my experience with social anxiety. You know.. that feeling of wanting to crawl outside your body at the thought of having to make small talk with strangers? Yeah that feeling. This week I share about my experience, give my best advice, and brag on van life a little more because it made all the difference in healing my mental health.
Traveling full time alone can get.. kinda lonely to say the least. But is that a bad feeling or something we should come to appreciate? This week I talk all about my perspective on loneliness, how I cope with it, and what I do for human connection when I need it.
Although I love my overall van build, there are definitely a few things I wish I could change! There are also a few things that I wouldn't change no matter what. This week I share my top conversion regrets and my top must-do's!
Toilets, showers, and laundry are a common concern when considering life in a van. This week I give you all of your options and my opinion on what's best for your budget and preferences! I even share how I go #2 in a van without a working toilet. FUN TIMES!
Two best friends/solo women talk all about life on the road and what's it like. From safety and overnight parking to female friendships and community, Sydney and Katie go back & forth on exactly what it means to live the "van life" as a woman.