Sunday, October 12, 2008

plan for no plans

i'm edgy about what the economic status of our country is going to do to my loose-knit plans. already things have come apart a bit--my friend in the caribbean is no longer in the caribbean. he couldn't find a job, couldn't find affordable housing, got depressed and downtrodden and came home. now he has no furniture, no winter clothes, no job and is living in a cheap hotel. while i will never have to live in a cheap hotel, i wonder if my experience will be similar to his. i've never gone somewhere and failed to make it, but i have had some incredibly rough times which i don't care to repeat. would i be better off just staying in my van this winter and driving somewhere warm? or should i go to the islands and try my luck? OR should i do something radically different? i feel like the pieces i had laid out have all been put in the hat again, ready to be rearranged. i'm comfortable with the uncertainty, i'm just amazed that it keeps happening. nothing goes according to plan, so much so that i no longer need to make plans, but it's difficult to talk to people when they ask about what i'm doing.

9 comments:

Chris O'Byrne said...

Arivaca is always worth a look see!

Jack said...

Just go and see. You will never know what will happen unless you give it a try.

J

http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/

tbaybearcat said...

Find a job before you leave the mainland. You can search job databases and apply over the internet. It will take a huge weight of uncertainty off you and many employers will take the application more seriously than if you show up after arriving on the islands.
Paul

Shannon said...

didnt your aunt or some relative in the S.W. offer a place to extended visit? You could make a fun van trip of that.

Miles Away In France said...

I have read your blog from start to finish and it was like a good book, I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

Racheal x

stranger in a strange van said...

thanks for the ideas, all.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, maybe I missed something in your blog but how are you going to get your van to the caribbean?

And maybe your friend went down there during the wrong (tourist) season.

Do more research before you and ff you don't go down there feeling confident, you will fail.

Good luck

stranger in a strange van said...

i'm not taking my van to an island. i'm leaving it here on the east coast.

hippymummy said...

One of the phrases i use to explain my take on life is a line from a beautiful song: -

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..........