By multiple moments of synchronicity, my husband of 25 years and I ended up buying a used sprinter van and renting out our CA home to a military family. With both our kids out of the house, it was time to focus on us. What would we do next? Where would we go? We had no plan except for breaking the cultural norms and getting out of the status quo. Our travels led us from California to Florida at a slow pace visiting State & National parks along the way. As the pandemic continued to shut down communities over time, we drew more comfort from nature. No rush, no hurry to get anywhere, always taking the backroad less traveled. We just wanted to stay in the boondocks relishing in the silence, hiking, biking, fishing the streams, and watching endless sunrises and sunsets. The awe of nature was around us despite the chaos of a broken world filled with negativity and hatred. Nature provided us unexplainable peace.
Fast forward almost one year after our Van Life travel adventure began, we found a new home on the Gulf Side of Florida near extended family. During our 8-month journey mainly off the grid, I learned that although I was content and grateful for what I had, something was missing. I began to question what was the next chapter of my life. So much isolation, separation, anxiety and confusion in the world, I began to fill the void of the hole in my body by prioritizing fitness, reading spiritual books and exploring various self-awareness quests in the surroundings of nature. I felt blessed to experience unique adventures around the remote areas of America.
Living the Nomadic lifestyle in a camper van for an extended period of time opened our eyes to the intricate beauty of nature. Things we flew by before were now front and center and had our undivided attention with our presence of being, not doing. I was experiencing amazing transformation amidst nature but something was still not in alignment. After more reflection and exploring various quests, I finally found what was missing in my life ---- my next season of Living Purpose and Contribution to the community and world around me.
My life experiences, coaching tools, and harvested backstories spur me on to motivate and encourage myself plus all those who cross my path, especially if they have a blockage or struggle they want to overcome. Small baby steps produce outcomes that exceed our expectations. Without the disruption of the pandemic, I might still be in my comfortable living room spot on the couch sitting numb in the status quo. Instead, now I am so excited to fill my days learning how to live more in alignment with myself, to be a more understanding mom of 2 adult children, to support my husband in his retired military dreams, and to apply action steps to bring unity and oneness among family members, neighbors, strangers, whoever crosses my path. I am passionate about serving those around me and meeting them where they are at along their own journey. It's what fills my cup and lights me up. We continue to "figure it out" and so will you. I can't wait to dream and create with you in nature!
Create space in nature to have more clarity in your journey and empower yourself to achieve your goals and dreams outside of an over-stimulated distracted tech world.
Get unplugged with me in nature so that you.....
Reset With Vanessa
Copyright © 2024 Reset With Vanessa - All Rights Reserved.
Managed by OnlineRob.com