Things to make with duct tape

Before I began planning my RV life, I was addicted to buying in bulk. I felt like a prepper stocking up on tissues, toilet paper, toothpaste, and boxed food because it made me feel prepared. It also fed my desire to save money for trips and experiences, and for my dream RV. On one bulk…

I need a vacation from my vacation!

A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I were in Germany–Frankfurt, Füssen, Nuremberg, and Berlin. I turned 49 while we were in Berlin. To celebrate, we made our own chocolate at Ritter Sport, attended the Day of German Unity celebration near Brandenburg Gate, and enjoyed a wonderful Spanish tapas meal at Barcelona restaurant near…

How I made my boss laugh

The division director at my work intimidates the hell out of me. When it comes to my performance, he’s the last person I want to disappoint. But he also has this sense of humor that pops up on occasion and never ceases to cheer me up. Earlier this week I had to give a presentation…

Quit Asking Me, “What Do You Do?”

Several years ago I attended a lecture by a well-published scholar. I don’t remember her topic, but I’ll never forget something she said during the Q&A session. She told the audience that when she was just five years old, an adult asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She recalled her…

Taking a detour: Prague Castle

Ever since I started on my RV transition, I’ve been exploring ways to earn income on the road. I really enjoy writing, so I’ve started looking for freelance blogging and content writing gigs. I’m not able to replace my current income yet, but I’m building my portfolio and gaining experience writing about several new topics. Below…