camper life update

I think I’m starting to become accustomed to this new lifestyle of mine. I left my nursing job, my home, my family and friends to pursue travel nursing on a journey across the US. I have multiple states in mind I want to stop and live in during a travel assignment, while living out of a converted van at local campsites.

I wake up and lay to the sounds of birds and insects from the distance. I can hear cars softly passing by as I rest my head in my converted van to boho-rogue rv. I have a pretty cozy set up here, with twinkle lights and modern decor. I love it. It is all new, it’s all mine, and it’s exactly what I envisioned.

I really am so proud of this adventurous go getter Bree. I always knew I had it in me, I just didn’t think I would be able to ease my anxieties enough to pursue it. Additionally, I had this always as a second choice. If I failed at my first life story of finding a husband and making a family, I’d chase my true dream. I needed to learn what it felt like to put myself first. Well, I know. I feel such relief and freedom now. I know whatever is happening now is temporary. To this shall pass. I can act in whichever ways make me the happiest, and I can chose where my energies are focused more wisely its the nature surrounding my being.

the drive to Virginia was long but quite beautiful. I have never enjoyed long car rides, mostly because I get bored. However, this wasn’t so bad, I took my sweet time and arrived Wednesday at my destination. I took as many breaks as I wanted and needed, and let my body rest when I felt fatigued. I was sore from driving for a day or so, between my shoulders. But I’m fine. I quickly befriended my now campground buddy and I feel much safer with a friend. I know I’d be fine either way, but its nice knowing someone you know is close by.

I finally got my computer today. I forgot it at home and paid a shitton of money for overnight shipping just to be misguided and not get it till two days later. I was behind a ton on school and I think I was just so obnoxiously overworked and stressed with the last minute moving details, school surpassed my mind. I am hoping to get some graciousness with turning those assignments in, but even if not, the worst isn’t really that bad.

I have been journaling more and being more active, also making videos on tik Tok for van life updates. I haven’t really done a vlog since the first one but I’m working on my time management and daily flow of things here.

I want to do research on efficient coolers or mini fridge for rv’s because getting ice on the daily is really annoying. I have to have continuous power hook up and that either mean I need solar panels or a generator. I also need to store my cot somewhere. I don’t need it at all here, unless I have a friend stay with me who wants it. Idk. I also think I did a great job organizing the last couple of days, I have things almost exactly where they belong with exception of a few things.

Overall I’m super ecstatic for this journey. I am still so excited for each day and feel so free, so happy.

that’s the update for now mi amore,


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just a girl who lives on sarcasm, compassion and emotions. trying to make my way into the life I've always dreamed of. Writing through travels in van life and travel nursing from coast to coast. Mental wellness advocator, creative writer, nomad and travel nurse here. :)

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