63-year-old woman drops everything and goes to live in a camper: "I don't pay rent and I have found my freedom"
Many people dream of leaving behind their monotonous lives, made up by just working and onerous responsibilities. Many dream of going on an adventure and being free to go wherever they want. But only a few actually have the courage to do this. Siobhan Daniels, a 63-year-old former BBC reporter from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, UK, made this bold choice and hasn't looked back since: she bought a €45,000 motorhome which she affectionately calls 'Dora the Explorer" three years ago and now uses it to travel all over England.
via The Guardian
Siobhan, who worked for BBC South East, explained that her job was suffocating her, but today she feels free: "I don't even have to pay rent," she commented. Between one stop and another, Siobhan is based in Dorset, where she does occassional farm work in exchange for electricity. Among the more "thankless" chores she does, is shovelling horse manure, but Siobhan does this task with a smile on her face.
In addition to the stress of work, Siobhan had to deal with her menopause: "I was always worried and I was angry with the world," she explained. Siobhan went on to explain that stress started to take over her life and led her to "fake being happy," as she didn't know where to turn for advice. After making sure that her 32-year-old daughter was okay, the 63-year-old decided to turn her life around and embark on an adventure.
Her new home includes a full-size shower, fridge freezer and hob - it's even outfitted it with a bar. In her free time, the former reporter shares updates about her life with her 5,000 Instagram followers.
Siobhan admitted that there are some things she misses about having a permanent home, but she loves her new lifestyle. Although she has given up on a "comfortable" life, she said she is now "happier than ever" and she intends to show others that they can start living the life they deserve at most at any age.