As I write this blog I’m sitting in a Walmart parking lot somewhere in Salt Lake City and there is a pot of rice boiling on my stove. That will be dinner tonight (along with a little bit of leftover chicken) as I work to save a few dollars after being slammed with a $1,500 repair bill to get new brakes, shocks, and struts on my home today. Now that’s a lot of money for a guy with no idea when or where his next paycheck will come from. It’s days like today that hurt and make me question why I do it. Why I don’t just join the masses and get a “real job” and settle down. You see, #vanlife is so much more than what you see on Instagram and Facebook. There are real people living real lives behind the accounts that we all adore. I don’t write this blog for sympathy, but instead to shed a light on the life that so many view as perfect.