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I woke up after 7:00 p.m. to a pleasant evening after too little sleep to go back to the night shift. I showered, got dressed, and muttered a good morning to my husband when I entered the kitchen without any motivation. Only then did I notice that my husband was not there. Olaf and I only had a small apartment. So I went to the bedroom to check on him. He wasn’t there either. I put the kettle on to make a coffee and looked to see if he had put a note somewhere. No note. I looked in WhatsApp. No message from him. So I wrote to him. I poured my coffee, stirred it, added a third of milk. Shortly afterwards the news came from him. I went black from the shock. I sat on the floor and waited until the noise stopped in my head and I could see clearly again. I got up cautiously to take my coffee, waited for the vertigo to go away, and went to the sofa with the coffee. After I sat down, I reread the message.Read more
Welcome to parkitwhereyouloveit. You want to know how to live without a flat? Want to see what Vanlife is for me? Interested in how to save money and be happier? Then you are exactly right with me. I gave up my apartment in June 2018 and have lived in my car with a rooftop tent ever since. First in a Skoda Fabia, since August 2019 in a Skoda Kodiaq. I lived in Tenerife for nine months and worked in the office. Since June 2019 I have lived and worked again in Munich and surroundings. I have a new special agreement with the hotels I work for:Read more
Well-being, wellbeing, or wellness is the condition of an individual or group. A high level of well-being means that in some sense the individual’s or group’s condition is positive. According to Naci and Ioannidis, “Wellness refers to diverse and interconnected dimensions of physical, mental, and social well-being that extend beyond the traditional definition of health. It includes choices and activities aimed at achieving physical vitality, mental alacrity, social satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and personal fulfillment”. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well-being)
And what does wellness mean for me personally?
Is there a right time at all? Or is this question rather redundant? Because if you want a thing, you just have to do it? In my new vanlife, time is in short supply. I definitely run out of time, every single day. Although sometimes, I even stay awake 24 hours, for example after a night shift on a day off. Because, certainly, I want to spend my free time in the day, when you can see the beauty of the world.Read more
Transcription (for English learners):
(at work / night shift):
Are you wondering what I’m doing?
I’m crossing out Christmas markets I won’t go to
and marking those I will go to.
(in the car after work)::
So, it’s the end of the night shift.
And I’m going to Bayerbach,
which is in the Easter part of Bavaria,
something like that,
and I’m visiting a Christmas market today.
(arrived in Bad Birnbach):
Can you see that little lake there?
I bathed in it like four months ago,
something like that.
Now I can’t, because it’s like 3 degrees.
I’ve arrived in Bad Birnbach,
which is about 120 km east of Munich.
And near here is this Christmas market I want to go to today.
So I will sleep here.