KAYDEE IS A SALEM, OREGON BASED ARCHITECT, A MAKER, AN ANIMAL LOVER, WORLD TRAVELER, A DREAMER AND A PLANNER. 

I feel like myself again!

Over the past several weeks my boyfriend and I have come to to the huge decision to sell (just about) everything and buy a van, convert it into a camper and travel the country!

Right now we are in the planning stages. It takes overall our thoughts and conversations and it’s been amazing for the decluttering process. It’s been so much easier to not buy new stuff or select more stuff to get rid of to reduce the load of stuff that burdens me.

Why does this make me feel like myself again? Most of my life I have had a big thing I was working towards. First it was working towards college, then it was attending Yestermorrow and grad school… grad school didn’t pan out but then it was finding a job and getting back on my feet. Next up was the big road trip that brought me back to Oregon. Then came getting my architect’s license, getting a dog and buying a house. I’ve accomplished all the big things I set out to do (with help from friends and family, there’s no denying I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for my big support network). Since getting my architect’s license I hadn’t had a big thing to work towards but now, with the idea of Vanlife, I feel revitalized!

5 months later and