Pahrump, NV

Pahrump, NV

I wake up at 330 and cant fall back asleep.
I look at my phone; the temp reads 34 degrees.
I lay in bed for a while, refusing to leave my warm sleeping bag. Finally I get motivated and get up to start my buddy heater.
I make coffee and pancakes at 430am.
It somehow feels romantic, like magic is in the air. I remind myself that I am living the life I dreamed about for so long. I am here. It is magic!

The BLM land I’m camped out on is rocky desert terrain. It stretches for miles and miles, however it is only several miles from the town.

It is the perfect spot for peace and convenience, and I am camped with friends.

Free Camping Spot/ BLM Land 

Camper Van Kevin's "Wolf Pack" hang out in the van with me
The bed matress gets folded in half while prepairing dinner for the tribe.

Everyone in our group is kinda doing their own thing, though we are all grateful to have company. We sit around the fire at night, cook pot luck dinners, carpool into town together, go to the balloon festival on the weekend.

I feel as though these people are becoming my family, though we all know, we will be splitting up soon. We ask each other “what direction are you thinking of going next?”.
I think we all have the same commitment issues, and throw out multiple ideas.

I have been on the road now for 49 days.

I have fallen in love with this lifestyle.
Each morning I wake up early, excited to be living. Each day I remind myself to make the most of every moment. The only issue I have is that the money I saved will be running out soon, so I am starting to think about job options. I could work anywhere, I know. But when I started this it wasn’t only for the chance to travel, it was a lifestyle change, a chance to grow and pursue artistic endeavors… I want a job that will leave room for this.

The speed I’ve been traveling at feels high pace. Even if every time we move it’s only a couple of hours driving, it is also research and planning and setup and tear down. I am grateful to be here for the entire week; to slow down and to regain head space.

Life is good.
My heart is full.
And despite uncertainty, I feel healthier than I have in a long time.

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