#VANLIFE has become a trend all over the internet. With it a lot of people started experiencing the life on wheels with different approaches. The outcome is kinda awkward to me.
The Road, 01 June 2018Elderly people have been doing it silently for decades: right after retirement, they would sell everything, and move into big campers with all comforts, kiss their sons and grandsons goodbye and hit off and run to more affordable areas, blessed with a milder climate.
Now, this lifestyle seems to has become an obsession to a generation grieving to excel, to show off, to rule.
Let's relax for a moment, guys.
In a previous post, i already expressed my concerns about the vanlife and all the ups and downs related to it. (http://www.weliketogetlost.com/taking-down-the-vanlife-myth)
Every vanlifer believes he is a "guru" to real life.
Spending approximately as much money as it would've cost buying an already furnished van but with a less reliable result. I still appreciate it though, I love people's creativity.
However, he/she can go out and spend everything on booze and/or drugs.
4) A must for a Vanlifer is to own a smelly dog with no leash. Otherwise, go for dreadlocks. Or both.
7) Serious vanlifers have been doing it for longer than you have!
8) The "real" vanlifers started a gofoundme campaign
Because everyone should love their project and finance their vacations so that they can keep posting on Instagram
On the contrary, I think vanlife is just a fun way to travel and experience life.
Is not about having the need to be constantly on the move, but rather having the ability to chose whenever you like, where to wake up tomorrow morning.
Is not something that sets me apart from the rest of the world, but a vector that can actually make me do more and meet more people.
Is not an excuse to give up on a decent living but a way to cultivate my passions and achieve more.
I do not believe the vanlife is "the real and only way of life", but it is a fun one to me, I enjoy it, and I hope it will give me a chance to always be free and travel as much as I like.
But who cares what I believe.