We Applied For An Apartment | Thoughts On Quitting Van Life
We just applied for an apartment It’s like literally the first one we looked at. Yep that’s it! It’s the first apar… well, actually we looked online but we applied there because they were giving you two months rent free and they gave us a $500 gift card We figured that two months rent free was pretty nice especially because we’re trying to sell our van and it will give us time to kind of get that all squared away But yeah, we’re really excited about this and just wanted to share that with you guys but we’ll be sharing our whole move-in process and everything like that with you and all that fun stuff For now, we’re gonna go get a beer with our friends. Here we are at Triple Lindy in Portland, Oregon. Outsiders on a Friday afternoon This is my go to bar lately I’m a neighborhood local. Today we are cleaning out our van so that we can show it to people this week. Everything’s all good. And gotta take out this coffee machine here I’ve gotta sweep Don’t gotta do that much But yeah, let’s get to it So the last vlog you guys probably watched and if you haven’t watched it You can click right here or click down below and check it out But we are selling our van and kind of like quitting van life for a while. We decided that we wanted to move to Bend Oregon but couldn’t really find anything that we liked in Bend that was for rent We can’t really buy a house right now just because we just aren’t really ready for that right now We decided to live in Portland. Before we lived in a van We lived in downtown Portland, so… and living downtown again would be really fun and also good for us because we want to travel kind of like out of the country a lot and the Portland Airport is not too far away from where we’re gonna be living. And we also found an apartment that’s like right next to Planet Granite, which is our favorite rock gym So yeah, that is the update on that But we yeah we’ve just kind of been living at my mom’s house and kind of like having that weird waiting in-between moment of like what we’re doing with our lives and what we’re doing next and for me I’m like super type-a and I love to plan things I always have to kind of be in control and know what’s happening. To not know where we were gonna live for a bit there was really stressful for me. So we definitely found a place like pretty fast, but we did make sure that when we looked at this place it felt like the right place for us to live. After we had applied for the apartment we were really excited and that’s how I knew we were kind of like on the right path because yeah, like about van life and everything I wasn’t feeling that excitement like I used to and I think that was my intuition kind of like telling me that I was ready for something different and ready for a new adventure and yeah, it’s kind of been a struggle a little bit just because we have been doing van life for like the last three years and like our whole brand kind of is around this lifestyle so I kind of went through an identity crisis with like our business and kind of everything that we do because I was like oh, no now that we don’t have a van, like what are we gonna do now? That makes us like completely different people. I don’t know why I was thinking like that There’s a lot of expectation to kind of live up to this like van life lifestyle expectation to share about it, an expectation that we’re gonna want to do this dream lifestyle forever when it’s in reality, just another adventure. It’s just something that we’re doing, you know until we don’t want to do it anymore. So yeah, that was kind of like an interesting thought process I went through over the last kind of like week. Anyway, we’re at my mom’s right now and we got approved for the apartment. So we move in on Friday. We have like four more days till we move in and our plan is to move in I guess with what we have. We have maybe like four or five boxes of stuff and that’s about it. We have no furniture We’re gonna move into this apartment and have nothing pretty much, so it’s gonna be kind of weird. It’ll also be nice to kind of like take our time and buy things that we really like furniture wise and yeah, I’m excited to share that with you guys because I really like interior design. I think it’s really fun. That was like my favorite thing about you know decorating our van and like designing our van and the whole process of building it was being able to kind of like design it in the way that I really like so I’m excited about apartments and living somewhere where I can have my own space and yeah, super stoked about it. I am spending my day kind of going through some of my goals and intentions for the month. But anyway, yeah, I’ve kind of been going through a crisis here, um with thinking about what we’re gonna share on our YouTube channel and part of me was like, oh, no, we’re not living in our van anymore so like our life isn’t interesting and people won’t really want to watch us. Which is kind of like a fear mindset like holding me back from doing things I actually want to do and that kind of bummed me out thinking like that because I really wanted to continue making YouTube videos. I think it’s probably one of the most fun activities that Cody and I do together So today I was like fuck it. I’m gonna make vlogs and talk about whatever I want and hopefully people like it Just trying to get myself out of my fear comfort zone mindset and approach things differently and do things I want without being scared of people not liking it. This is what I use for goal-setting so I have this one it’s called I think I’ve showed it to you guys before, but it’s called Power Sheets This is the really cool part. You kind of like write down all your goals. Sp there’s like monthly goals here, weekly goals here, and daily goals here. So I’m gonna go kind of go through that today Alright, so I’m all done writing my goals for March. One thing I told myself is that you don’t have to have it all figured out and this goes for anybody I guess, because we don’t have to have everything all figured out all the time and sometimes you figure out things as you go. So right now me feeling kind of lost with our business and things I want to share, I don’t have to have you know a set plan or like everything figured out right now. I just have to do things and then usually motivation comes from action, so Number one goals, priorities, are sell our van. We don’t want to have to pay for a van and our apartment. And then make health number one. Your outfit is the best. Lookin’ real good Working hard or hardly workin’ Cody’s working on a project for another van lifer I am making rice in the instant pot because I’m hungry This is Planty and Planty is about six years old and he came into Cody and I’s lives when we got our first apartment in 2013, so we’re really excited to give him a new home in our new apartment and yeah, I don’t really know what kind of plant it is It’s got like stripey leaves Yeah, anyway I’m gonna go sage the van. Do you wanna help me sage the van? I probably should. Yeah, I think you should probably come with me I’m just waiting for Cody to get ready to sage So when we bought this van we did like a sage thing in the van in one of our videos, and then we buried the sage in the backyard, so we’re gonna do that today because it feels like a cycle, like a good way to end things on a good note. This is the sage I have it’s a lavender so we’re gonna use one of them for our van and one of them for our new apartment and the other ones just gonna be in our presence. We need some, like Bob Marley music. So our intention for this is to clear out everything in our van so that the next person that lives here and buys it can enjoy it and appreciate everything that we put into it and all the love and care that we put into this van. All right, we’ve saged it up, our rice is ready We’re ready for a new beginning. I think I’m gonna end this vlog right here. Just because The next vlog is gonna be us moving into our apartment on Friday. So, we’ll pick up then. See you guys later!