August 4, 2022 – I put my hand back to this blog after a long time. When I started writing its contents it was not yet online: I waited to be convinced of the choice made – to go living in a van – before exposing myself. The characteristic of those first posts was to be a little more intimate, full of personal reflections: the idea was to offer those people who were considering such a radical choice some ideas on which to base themselves to make a more informed decision. There was also the intention of turning that material into a book. But the world is full of good intentions: when confronted with reality, not everyone turns into something concrete.
If anyone who reads me is intrigued, he can find everything in the Camperando section, starting from the first posts. For a quick summary, on the home page of Seimetri.it there is a selection of posts under the title “Our story in brief”. Ours because this adventure had started in two, in addition to the puppy Yoda. As I explained in this post, the other half of the “human” crew of Seimetri.it has left for a much longer journey, in unknown territories, where I hope she will be better off than on Earth. Or maybe she has reached her goal. I hope to find out one day… It took some time to say goodbye to Marilù, hence the silence on the blog.
Back to the origins
Today, as I said, I am going back to this diary. Because after all this is a blog in which over time I have put different ingredients, some topical posts, many on vehicles and accessories, someone on traveling experiences. But today I go back a little to the origins, to those writings full of personal reflections. The goal is now less clear than three years ago. Perhaps, sharing my thoughts, as well as to me, can be useful to those who find themselves whirled by the whirlwind of life in the face of dramatically unexpected situations, asking ourselves who we are and where we want to go.
This is my new starting point. Full of questions and uncertainties. One of the questions I have asked myself the most in recent weeks is: “Do I want to resume the fulltimer experience alone or is it better to take root somewhere, get closer to family and friends?“. After all, I have a bit of a “bear” character, but I don’t like solitude so much… But I haven’t been able to find a single answer yet and, in the end, I said to myself “let’s try” to get back on the road. After all, in life it is always important to put yourself to test, without letting everything fall on us and let the circumstances decide for us.
A (still) aimless journey
As you know my Falkor (how hard it is to get used to thinking of the singular!) Is almost ready and I hope that in a few days I will be able to get back on board, tasting the atmosphere in what should have been (and perhaps will still be) “home”. I can’t wait to load it with my things, clean it, prepare it and pamper it to put myself – perhaps for the first time, given all the difficulties of the past – on a journey.
A journey for now without a precise destination, without a project, without a definite idea. And that makes it darker. For now, I have set myself a short-medium term goal: a few days of relaxation at the turn of August, then I’m going to leave – for work – for the two major trade fairs: the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf and the Salone del Camper in Parma, where I will stop either way for a few days. Then, in October and November, there will be fairs dedicated to the world of camping, which are other destinations to be reached on board of Falkor…
And then we’ll be close to Christmas. I hope by then I have clarified my ideas, to know with greater awareness what will become of my life: nomadic or sedentary? In the meantime, thank you for having “endured” this reflection of mine as well. Maybe in the next few months I will meet some of you on the roads of Italy and Europe. And it may be that talking to you can also help me take the right direction. Or at least the right one for me. And for Yoda!
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