A More Authentic Life?

I want to live a more authentic life, so I have decided to move into a van.   Will this bring about a more authentic existence?   I have no idea, but I aim to find out.  What I do know, however, is that the life I have been living does not feel very authentic.   It feels like a life based around accumulating “stuff”.  A life out of tune with the rhythms of nature, the ebb and flow and movement of the earth.   A life Super connected to and by electronics and internet connections, but seemingly missing some other vital connections because of it; a connection to people, to animals, to trees and dirt, to stars. I want to unplug in a sense, and plug into stars!    How will moving into a van possibly change and/or rearrange some of these connections?  Well, I guess that’s one of the things I hope this blog to be about, so, I’ll let you know when I figure it out.   I do know that when I have traveled in the past I have always felt more connected to the things that feel more authentic to me.   I don’t know exactly how to describe it; just “Closer” I guess, lighter. More spontaneous and in the moment.  More, …um, open.    I hope to gain some insight as I travel around the country in my van playing poker (oh yea, did I mention, I play poker for a living…….., so that might be a whole other “can of worms” in this whole authentic life stuff, but I’ll have to figure that out too I guess).


And there is is, my first blog post!!   I hope to blog about this adventure a couple of times a week, and maybe more (as of now I am thinking Thursdays and Mondays and maybe some weekends) and the plan is to basically divide it into three categories, Vandwelling, Poker, and Life (thus the blog name).  This first one would fall under the “Life” category.   Thanks, and peace, and love, and more peace.  -Brock




  1. Robert says:

    Nice job, Brock.

  2. Rob says:

    Nice read, Brock

  3. Tom says:

    Nice Brock. I can’t wait for the Poker stories!

  4. Really enjoyed reading. Totally get where you’re coming from on the “super connected but NOT connected” thing. I feel like I live my life on the computer but don’t really accomplish much and I really miss REAL connections with friends, family and nature. Looking forward to following your adventures!

  5. Brock says:

    Thank you Melinda! Hopefully I get into a better writing “Rhythm” soon. Be well!

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