A couple years ago, I came across a photo of an old couple. They were asked “what is the secret to a long lasting marriage?” They replied: “back in our days, when something is broken you don’t throw it away. You fix it”
Since then, that has stuck with me. Whether it be my relationship with Wah, with my belongings, and now our van. I was really nervous about the idea of getting an old van so I did a ton of research. I tried to prepare myself as much as I possibly could for this! I thought about so many different options- trailers, class C rv’s, Mercedes Sprinter, Dodge ProMaster, school bus....(hmm...what else am I missing? 😂) But after a lot of going back and forth, I knew I ultimately wanted a Volkswagen so we started searching for them on Craigslist and found this one!
I feel so alive from the excitement I feel from renovating the van, taking it out on the road and just seeing it parked in my driveway! Point of this post is, as I’m getting older, I catch myself wanting more for myself. More as in pushing myself to do things that scare me, learning things I know NOTHING about and not being afraid to reach out to people and ask questions. More importantly it’s reminding me to see value in old things. Some people have told me that I’m wasting my money on fixing the van when instead I can buy a new one. Yeah, they’re right! But what I’m going to learn through this van that needs work and love is not something I’ll get from buying a brand new van. I love a challenge and getting my hands dirty! Speaking of getting my hands dirty, Wah and I are gonna replace the shocks on our van this week so wish us luck!
Thank you guys for being so excited about our “new” van! I appreciate you all so much for being happy for us and telling us that you’re excited for the new adventures to come! If you’re not updated, we have a few new videos on our vlog channel! ❤️