Preparing For Launch

Well, I have one week to go before I head out into the unknown.  And it’s getting complicated.   It’s one thing to minimalize a little bit, it’s a whole other level to do it to the extent to fit everything into a van.  I have a long way to go and it’s going to be a tough week.   It’s absolutely amazing (and very overwhelming) how much stuff we collect over the years.   And comparing the stuff we have, to what we actually use, is mind-blowing. Most of this stuff, that I go over and over and try to figure out what to do with, is things I haven’t used for months or years…..or ever.   What a waste of time! Why do we think we need all of these things?  I think I must buy things just to buy them. I was hoping to get some pictures of my simple van set-up, but it’s too much of a mess right now as I have been just throwing everything in there I think I need, then when I get through my things in here I will go out there and organize all of it (still more than I need probably). Ok as I continue my “fight” with “stuff” today, I will leave off with a few lyrics from what is becoming my theme song this week.

From Frightened Rabbit’s “Things”:

“Well here’s the evidence, of human existence. A splitting binbag next to two damp boxes and I cannot find a name for them, they hardly show that I have lived. And the dust it settles on these things, displays my age again, like a new skin made from old skin that had barely been lived in — I didn’t need these things, I didn’t need them, oh…..”

Peace, and peace, -Brock



  1. Neil Richmond says:

    I believe that is dream of everyone’s whether they admit it or not. I had that dream hardcore til I met someone I didn’twant to live without. I still have that dream deep down. I give you my best on your journey of life. Be safe, be smart, be free. Always look up to find your way. Follow your heart and your intentions will be great. You are a great friend of mine and I miss and love you. Carry on and don’t think twice everything will be alright.

  2. Brock says:

    Thanks brother! I sure wish I had some of your outdoor, building things, cooking, etc. skills in this adventure as I am just not that good with that kind of stuff. But I’ll try to make it work the best I am able. And maybe have to call on you for some help when I’m back this way…… Be well and love to you and yours too!

    • Neil Richmond says:

      I have a book for you whenever you can get it. Let me know when you are around. I will try to find it in my accumulation of useless stuff.

  3. Brock says:

    Sure thing!

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  5. Just starting our useless stuff purge here…it could be scary!

  6. Brock says:

    Good luck! It’s quite an ordeal……

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