Welcome to my corner of the world! I’m Kate Swavely, baby mechanic, aspiring winemaker, road warrior, badass extraordinaire. Hailing from Easton, Pennsylvania, I stumbled my way to the inferno that is Phoenix, Arizona, and most recently rolled my way via the Rolling Dutchman III into the sandy dunes of Boca Chica, Texas.
I graduated from Arizona State University in 2017 with a BS in Economics and an Associates in Business from the local community college. I graduated debt free. Yep, all $56,782 I paid out of my own pocket. I’m not a trust fund baby nor do I have a sugar daddy. I worked full time as a bartender and busted my ass for seven long years. Anything is possible no matter what your situation is. Overcoming hurdles is about compromise and keeping a level head. Fast forward to well, now, I’m back at it at Yavapai College. I enrolled in the Viticulture & Enology program which encompasses the winemaking process from vine to bottle.
I’m new to #vanlife but, I’m in love with a pretty rad dude who is showing me the ropes. 2020 #Vanlife has certainly not been easy. I’ll tell you about fixing essential mechanical problems on the fly to dealing with COVID-19 restrictions to having an bout of stomach flu without a bathroom in sight. With that said, amazing realizations have also been gleaned – I’m no longer owned by my belongings, taking time to fish before work is quite therapeutic, and innovation is futile when battling moths and mosquitos.
I want to live with tenacity, answer to no one but myself, and sit on top of mountains – figuratively and literally.
Life Keeps Getting Better and Better. Join me in my adventures!