Living Out of My SUV

Let me be upfront here for anyone unfamiliar with my journey – I am living OUT of my car, not in it.  Not full time yet, anyway. I have myself a 2010 Toyota Rav4 named Ame who rocks my world. I have mostly been staying with my mom while I search for a van, which […]

Everything I Acquired in 2017

There is an abundance of material online about how to become a minimalist, how to get rid of things, how to determine the value of your belongings, and even some information on how to keep the clutter away.  What I don’t see a lot of, however, is information about how and why clutter builds up. […]

The In-Between

I never was very good at posting regularly, even back in Japan.  I had forgotten about that, until I went back and looked through old videos and posts and saw how often an apology graced my opening sentences. I’m not here to apologize, but it really is crazy how fast time can fly, even when […]

The Bare Necessities

I’ve gotten rid of everything I don’t love or need, and I’ve put all except the bare necessities into storage.  Big thanks to my mom and friends for helping me hoist my furniture and almost everything I own down my apartment stairs, into a truck and two SUVs, back out of the vehicles, and up […]

Packing for Ireland in September

I prefer not to check luggage when I travel.  I pack a carry on and a personal item, which means limited space for clothing.  Any and every source will recommend packing interchangeable items that can create multiple outfits, and of course you want to view the weather forecasts for your destination.  But, I thought it […]

“…In the World!”

Ireland is like a dream.  The moment I came home I wanted to turn around and go straight back, but then again I knew I was going to fall in love with this country.  Ireland had been very high on my travel wishlist for a long time, for many reasons.  I am obsessed with greenery, […]

Kanarraville Falls

I drove to Utah on Friday, and realized it was the first time I’d ever driven out of state on my own.  I’ve done the drive plenty of times in the passenger seat, but taking the wheel gave me a good taste of what my future travels will do to my backside.  It took me […]

Is It Crunch Time Already?

I knew I needed to get my butt in gear early because the final months leading up to move out/move in were going to be hectic. Of course, I didn’t get my butt in gear and now it’s August and I’m kind of overwhelmed. Just like I knew would happen. *face palm* The lease on […]

It’s Not All Whimsy

I would like to explore the idea of “wanderlust” and what it truly means, as a movement.  When you think of wanderlust, you probably think of exciting vacations, Tumblr blogs filled with stunning landscape and cityscape images from across the world, airplane tickets and inked-up passport books.  The term invokes an incredible feeling of whimsy, […]