Tropical Cyclone Marsha is full force and I feel like a bit of honesty is in place. Now this may erk a few people that are sitting in their warm comfy non 21ft home but its time and needs to be done. Now please don't take this the wrong way! I am probably one of the most fortunate people, the universe has been very kind to Cam and I and living the gypy life is absolutely incredible. No rushing, no fighting traffic to get to work. But the life everyone imagines of rainbows butterflies and sunshine isn't always exactly that. Sometimes its a bit hard, sometimes its not fun…..sometimes you get over the sunshine and hope a big black cloud comes so you can stay inside and hide from the world!
So I'm sure you got the gist so far that things have been a little tough on and off and the last little while has been just that. We've got through a lot and just kept on trekking but after 2 years of packing up and constantly starting over it is starting to take its toll. We are currently in one of our favourite places in Australia so far, Mooloolaba a 1 min walk from the beach and minutes from the main strip of shops……amazing right!? Well ya kinda, unfortunately we are flat broke and I have spent two weeks getting dressed up everyday knocking on everyones door looking for work. Usually under-qualified (really…..I need experience to make a coffee…..do they know how much coffee I have consumed in this life!) or overqualified!? (yep thats a thing too). When we are not out there, we are in the van on the computer searching for housesitting jobs(to save some money on accom) or jobs. So the questions is do we go somewhere else and find something or maybe we will move on and do the same thing all over again or maybe we will go somewhere we don't like at all but find jobs?! Who knows but thats the hard part and the exciting part we just don't know what is around the corner. Just like being parked up in the van 30 meters from the beach when a tropical cyclone hits, we just don't know what can happen!
So what do you do when you have no money to do things, no job to distract you and no one around to talk to? You think…..you think about everything too much. This is when we realise we are our own worst enemy, to much time and to much thinking can be good or bad. Depends on if you are a Yogi Meditating Guru that is at one with the world and that sort of s***. Well I thought I might be but guess what Im really not! Don't get me wrong I love being outdoors all the time and I'm happy not having a big house and fancy things to put in it but I really don't need ants crawling all over everything we own ALL the time and constantly keeping moths at bay because it is so damp your worried your clothes will end up like a member of a grunge band. Its already bad enough your clothes are always wrinkled and the washing machines leave them dirtier than when they went in. If its not that the mold will creep up on you and enjoy taking over your space while your sleeping.
Ohhhh sleeping in a van yes the sound of the rain on a tin roof is wonderful, and sometimes its so quite, serene and peaceful with wildlife outside your door step. Then sometimes the night club across the street goes all night long or the kids accross the way want to play at 5:30 in the morning or the street lamp shines inside your window or the Curlews(aka Murder Birds, look them up they are crazy) want to scream in the night or its so windy the van feels like its going to blow away. You get the point! Plus our poor backs and necks have suffered through far too long of sleeping in a caravan bed. Cams to long for the bed so his feet hang off the end and we have gone through 10 different pillows trying to make things better. We decided it was time for a massage and that seemed to make things worst. So yesterday we finally had to see a chiro and get things sorted out again. The chiro was quite quick to tell us how ****ed up we both were. Telling cam he may need a hip replacement one day and that my hips were widening getting ready for childbirth making my back problems even worst! Great thats awesome, just what I wanted to hear!
One of the hardest things about it all, is not having anyone other that each other to be around to complain about all this with. But in saying that we both realise how important our family and friends are to us, more than ever. We need you all, we love you all, and miss you all more than you could ever know!
I guess the whole point of my little rant today was not to just crush your thoughts of us running along the beach everyday, jumping through the waves holding hands and laughing away! Its more a reminder that sometimes the hardest things we go through are necessary for the good things to be possible. We have to have a bit of crap so we appreciate the amazing things. We wouldn't give up this opportunity and lifestyle, it has made us even more aware of how lucky we are but it has broken us from time to time as well. One day we are going to REALLY REALY appreciate a place to call home, but for now we are in love with the road and all the things it throws at us.
Because difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations:)