This is Heidi, my van. ⠀
I’ve taken a page from the book on minimalism and learned to simplify. Over the course of the past few years, I have been simplifying my life. I wanted to get rid of what I didn’t need to make room for the things I most cared about. I got rid of clothes, shoes, items in my medicine cabinet, unread/ spam emails. With everything I started to get rid of, I found more clarity and calmness in my life. ⠀
I simplified my life so much that I lived out of my ‘93 Toyota Hiace van for a year and I felt completely free.⠀
I was also my most productive. If I needed to get work done on the computer I went to the library, because back in the van there was no internet (gasp! No Netflix!) I would invest spare time in things that truly mattered like my physical and mental health and my relationships. ⠀
I had the opportunity to wake up by the beach, or in the bush, or next to my van neighbors. I read A LOT and I was actually more social than I had ever been before. Van life was incredible and it taught me what the essentials were in my life and what I used to take for granted. ⠀
Now, I am constantly practicing gratitude for everything in my life. The mantra that my company Turmeric Latte Mix begins everyday with is “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles”.