Hello. Early 20's male. Currently stuck in a rut. Have been for years now. Not going to get into my life story though so don't worry lol. I know going on a road trip or doing something adventurous isn't a cure all. It may not even be what I'm looking for. But the fact is I've been thinking about going on a road trip for years and I've just always put it off because of work. The closest I came to it was last year. I was ready to go but last minute I chickened out... instead I bought a plane ticket across country and stayed in Washington visiting a relative for 2 weeks. I want to visit Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, & Washington.
I'm not in college. I'm currently working as an apprentice tradesmen but the work just isn't for me. I'm thinking about quitting and turning my SUV into a camper conversion type deal. I wanted to get a van & deck it out initially but I took a step back and thought that'd be extremely impulsive considering I've never done anything like this before. I have money saved up but I'd like to keep this under 3k if possible. Plan on sleeping in car, and buying a yeti cooler to keep food cold for longer periods of time. I don't have a time limit. I guess it would end when I want it to end.
Truth is... I'm very apprehensive. The longest I've ever driven by myself was 3 hours. I've been in a car with other people for 24 hours (moving across country) a handful of times but I've never been by myself for that long. I'm afraid I'm going to break down or crash and total my car or get stranded. Or break down and get towed to a scam mechanic and get ripped off having to pay $1,000+ for a simple repair because truth is I don't have a clue about cars. I don't even know how to jump a battery or change a tire.
Things have got to change for me. Any advice would be helpful.