Camping is Fun!

October 6, 2018

It’s been over a week since we decided to live in the van and things are going more swimmingly than you might expect. In spite of Tuesday’s difficulties, I feel strong, happy, and productive. The crushing fatigue, pain and post exertional malaise are completely gone. I am once again, full of energy and excited to be alive! 

We are both at peace with our decision to camp and looking forward to the upcoming adventures. Brett told me last night that he thinks living in the van is going to be really enjoyable with the new upgrades. Even now, with all the extra work of shopping and preparing the van, he has moments of thinking, “This is really nice!”

That made me really happy! It really is nice! It’s so relaxing to be out in nature and our van is feeling really cozy with the new curtains.

Our introduction to camping was a desperate attempt to save my life. It involved constantly fleeing to avoid anaphylaxis, explaining to police officers why we were sleeping on the side of the road, and shivering to death because I couldn’t tolerate any sleeping bags. Needless to say, feeling like camping could be fun is rather foreign to us. I like it!

I think I’m beginning to understand why so many healthy and sane people spend their vacation time camping. I knew there had to be some draw! 😉

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  • Mei

    Been reading your blog Ana, hope you get some much needed recovery and strength! God bless you and Brett ! Sending prayers!

    October 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the prayers.

      October 31, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • Grandma Zimmerman

    Happy to hear you are feeling better and can enjoy your living arrangement! Looks like Ramona feels at home there too. Missing you and praying for you. Love you, Grandma

    October 27, 2018 at 2:23 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Miss you too Grandma! ❤️

      October 31, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • Juliet Artman

    Yay! That is so exciting! Camping must now feel like a vacation not a escape root! It still will be hard but I am so glad it is fun now. Praying you have safe travels and an awesome time!

    November 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thank you so much Juliet! I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call it a vacation… but it is more enjoyable. 🙂

      November 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply

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