Shortly after we decided to do our bus conversion I began wondering why other people do it. We are almost three months into ours and I have come up with a list of reasons in my head. Some people convert because of financial reasons. Buses are incredibly inexpensive compared to purchasing a house and paying a mortgage. Sell your house and goodbye mortgage. In addition, you can eliminate utility bills, energy bills, and cable/internet.
Some convert because they need a change of pace. They're unhappy in their career or they feel life is monotonous and dull. People want something exciting. Life is short so why not make the best of it. Is this your mindset?
Others have a complex story behind their conversion. Things can get really personal in terms of what motivated someone to take on a bus conversion. Maybe they experienced a loss of some kind. Maybe they were inspired to do something adventurous because of this loss.
Turns out The Sol Bus has a story. Our decision to convert was motivated by a few things, but mostly mental illness. This blog is not meant to do into depth about that particular story, but you can ready more about on another website. It's called From An Airplane Window. Check it out.
We are not done with our conversion yet, but we've connected with a lot of people since we made our decision. It's been incredible. We are supported for doing what we're doing and it feels good. THIS is exactly why we decided to convert. At the end of the day, our mission is to make a difference. To help people heal. To bring people together.
We want to know why you decided to convert a bus. Or a van. Or whatever mode of transportation you chose. Bus converters are great at sharing. We are a unique population. We feel pretty confident in saying that when one bus converter shares their story another conversion takes place. People jump on board. They make changes. They find something positive to do in life. A bus conversion is so much more than rust, tools, and worry. People learn to do things they've never done before. They make some really awesome friends. They are empowered.
So, why did you decide to convert a bus? Let's talk about it.
We hope you find adventure in life that Moves Your Sol! See you on The Sol Bus friends.