We did upgrade lists and just started on one end. Every little detail needs attention, and if we let go and just hang loose, enjoying beaches and study projects, our clothes will, in the end, be too worn, and we will be out of sharp knives, have broken cables and rust on our vehicles.
All in all, coming back to the bus DID actually in some ways feels like coming back from vacation. In the respect, it was a big change back to something we already knew. At the same time, we are working on where to go over winter, and are not back in any resemblance of a rat race, still free to enjoy life from whatever location we like, and as so we are still nomads.
It feels good to attend basic stuff, it also feels overwhelming. Once you start, it seems there are things to do everywhere. Cleaning, fixing, upgrading, redoing, shopping for spare parts, upgrading computers, re-organizing, sewing, gluing, greasing, sanding, painting, cleaning again. Good thing there are lots of hours of sunshine and good podcasts to listen to while working.
So, why does appearance matter? We just re-posted an old text I wrote about children’s’ hair, about letting go and not stressing about the look of your children. My point of the old article is, you should never let the appearance of your children reflect back on your self-esteem as a mother. Comb their hair, when it feels right, not to satisfy anyone else. Or your idea about what they think.