Dear diary. It’s been a while since we posted an update. After our two week holiday and ‘test run’ in the bus, we returned home and came crashing back to reality. I hadn’t realised just how burnt out I was until we took a holiday and I actually stopped still (or at least slowed down for a little bit). I had been working on the bus every day and every night for many months, whilst juggling full-time parenting and domestic responsibilities. Despite things being unfinished in the bus, the holiday was wonderful. It gave us all an awesome taste of bus life. We loved it so much that it was hard to return to our normal life and routine in Brisbane. My mind was already on the road and dreaming of our next destination. Having also exhausted our bus funds, the project needed to slow down anyway! For a couple of weeks, I hardly went near the bus. But gradually my motivation and energy has returned. I’ve jumped back into the project over the past couple of weeks, completing the kitchen cabinets, pantry cupboards and drawers. And I’m now tackling the huge task of 24v wiring throughout the bus. I’m working at a much more manageable pace and leaving time for other interests (adventures with the kids, hanging out with @littleearthstories, reading books, and our new hobby of kayaking). It’s all about balance! I have a long list of jobs to complete in the bus (I’ll save that list for another post) but am feeling confident that we can have the bus ready (to a ‘livable in caravan parks’ standard) within a few months. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran
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