Lakebay(the marina) crumbled fast; the owner ended up being psychotic (and he rents to RV’s and skoolies heads up to future Lakebay residents).
- Tip: Narcissists are only convienent (for lack of a better word) as a friend when you do not expect much from them. And narcissists make great storytellers but shitty friends. You will know a narcissist by the utter lack of care or knowing of who you are as a person; and they will delegate what is good for you- very controlling.
There are many narcissists on the road but not all are one;) We were traveling with someone who ended up being very full of themselves. (Different blog on sharing a tiny space with multiple people).
The new roommate and our bus traveled up to Bellingham, WA; where we had a contact from Craigslist(also on the woofer website).
Our first “commune” or intentional community was where we met amazing people and left with a lot learned of the nomadic lifestyle.
- Craigslist can be your greatest asset (also food coops), make sure you have a great radar of people.
- Intentional communities only work when everyone is “intentional” and on the same page.
- Wwoofing is a great resource for learning new skills- and short term stays- unless you really sync personality wise. And you would be surprised how hard it is to find a kindred soul.
The intentional community we had joined was an conglomeration of souls with a nomadic thirst. The owner joined us to help her in her journey of making the property into community space. This alas was not possible because the person running it projected anxiety and there own demons.
We shared this space for 2.5 months; taking out blackberries (there resilient) and hemlock(poisonous).
I’d like to say I learned new skills here but what I actually came to learn was the ability to be open to change and the magic of LIFE. I was shown the all embracing comfort of feeling connected to everyone at once and the warmth of love that radiates from the universe.
I came to a resolution of how I saw myself and accepting that I can be mother to many while also being a seductress of self.
I have given up much to recieve much. I learned that energy well spent will be returned to you more positively than any amount of money or things could ever benefit me.
I saw fairies and witches and wonder and negativity all in one trip. But i will most remember that moment I surrendered to just being and the Universe APPLAUDED back.