The van plan is falling apart

The adventure that *was* supposed to be #VanLife has turned out so much different than I expected. The backstory is that I bought a Thor Tellaro at the end of September. A brand new 2022 model with all the things I needed to live self-contained in the 20-foot long van. I sold my house in Nashville. I drove my new van to Tallahassee, Florida where the #VanWilder story was supposed to begin unfolding. Instead, it unraveled. 

I had a plan but the future with this van will look nothing like I first thought it would, and I’m not upset about it. I almost wrote that I’m not worried about it, but there’s a part of me that is uncomfortable with the unknown… since now I’m down to Plan R, it seems, and there are only so many letters left in the alphabet! 

But even with puzzle pieces being scattered on the table, there is an air of excitement for the portrait being created. Something adventurous is going to happen even though it will look different than the future I envisioned just a few months ago — the moment I decided to leave Nashville. I had been there for 16 years. I fell in love with Nashville very quickly but over time the love turned into a patient endurance. It had changed a lot since the mid-2000s, and I had, too. 

I don’t know where the journey goes next. I won’t dare predict because so far I can only count a few things that have gone the way I thought they would. But the adventure continues and while I might still be in the disguise part of the often-used phrase “blessing in disguise,” I’m confident God has good things ahead for me. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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