Monday, August 15, 2011

Stay? Go?

I've been putting off camping in my campervan all darn summer, and I'm trying to figure out why. Maybe I don't want to go alone? Maybe the prep is daunting? Concerned about the thing breaking down? Whatever, it's the end of summer, I've made reservations to camp for a couple of days this week, and I'm waffling.

Do I need to go? Not in the the "gotta get away" kind of way, no. I'm really enjoying myself at the moment. I've got stuff to do, places to go, and don't feel the need to escape from anything. But I've got this van, and I'm paying for this van, and it's fun once I get there.

There's already two things that I'll miss/have to reschedule if I'm gone this week. My boss is fine with me going, so work is not the issue.

Well, at any rate, this is the situation that will determine whether I keep the thing. It has been nice to have something big enough to haul stuff, and of course the camping is fun. Lately, though, I've been considering that if I would sell the van, there would be enough money to update my kitchen. What would I use more? Does the van add more value than work to my life?

If I knew more about maintaining and fixing it (and I'm not really interested in learning) I'd be more comfortable, I suppose.

Stay tuned...


  1. Although you didn't ask for opinions, I have one to hand out. Sell the van. I'm of the mind that most of us fragment ourselves so much that we don't truly enjoy all the wonderful things we do have. (And, of course, I'm not speaking of strictly material things. Love reading like I do, for instance? That doesn't cost anything but there are so many other things I try to do with my time that I never get satiated with the reading I claim I want to do, so continually feel that "lack" in my life.) We cannot do everything. Life is short. So it's important to do the things that give us the most joy and contentment. If it's a "chore" to do something that is not one of the must dos we all have to contend with, don't do it. You may now hit me over the head with the "take your own advice" bat. Thank you.

  2. I'm with Mama Pea on this one. If you don't use it on a regular basis, it's time to move on. You can camp with a tent and a cooler!


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