Author Archives: Dawn-Ann

Dawn-Ann

About Dawn-Ann

A home-grown British Columbian, I currently live a mobile life, mainly between Nanaimo and Calgary. Nature lover, thinker, CE-5'er and far-seer. Devoted gramma to adorable twin grandchildren. My life just keeps getting richer and better all the time!

Leash training fun and games…

So, in an effort to keep my cats healthy and happy I have been trying to leash train them so we can go out for walks. With mixed results. Little boy cat (the black one) loves to go out and has taken to the leash because he knows it means … [read]

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Van Life Update #5 – Diminishing Footprint, Expanding Vistas

It’s been over a month since I moved out of my apartment and into my van. There have been some challenges but I am slowly getting things figured out. Some things I love are being in Nature more, waking up to new scenes in the morning, more solitude, not being … [read]

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Coming out as a contactee

When I was a young teen (13 – 15 or so) I had a sighting that excited and amazed me. I was playing outside with my sisters and some friends that day. It was starting to get dusky and they all went indoors but something told me, “Stay out and … [read]

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Consciousness and love and patience…

“Vulnerability is having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.” Brené Brown I notice I am so changed this visit over last. I am full of love and compassion, even to the dogs. I used to fear and despise dogs as messy, drooly, stupid creatures; now … [read]

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Van Life #4 – Update & working remotely from the road

​I am in Calgary now. The cats are adjusting well and seem content. They’ve made a little cubbyhole for themselves under the bed for if they need to get away but often they’ll sit up top, checking out the scenery. I stop regularly to just sit with them for awhile, … [read]

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Van Life – Day 3

​April 22, 2019 Advantage to living in a van: Different scenery every morning. Disadvantage to living in a van: Litterbox stink bombs seem much more potent. I find my waking hours have shifted a little bit. We go to bed earlier and we are up earlier in the morning – … [read]

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The Van Plan – Day 2

April 21, 2019 ​​​This is day two of sleeping in my van. Yesterday I did the walk-through of my apartment and we worked out how much of my damage deposit I’ll be getting back. I left all the cleaning to them because the cats and I were stressed, so I … [read]

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Dawn Ann’s Van Plan

April 20, 2019 So, I am starting a new experiment. Yesterday Isaac came and helped me move all my stuff into storage and last night the kittens and I slept in the van. It was cold. Everything hurt from moving. We all had a rough time sleeping last night. But … [read]

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Ancient memories: Tara Time

I wrote this a long time ago but feel compelled to share it today. To preface the story, let me mention that I had had a past life regression which examined two former lifetimes. This is the story of the most ancient one: Her kind old face was wreathed with … [read]

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Nomadic life

Those who know me know that I love to travel. I get bored if I stay in one place too long. So imagine my glee when I discovered a whole community of travellers who live in their vans, RVs and even cars full time. Seriously! I think this is the … [read]

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