The word homeless is scary because the shelter is necessary for life. There are those who choose to live in the streets, and others who decide luxury housing is the way to go. Then there are those in between. The vagabonds, nomads, travelers, and free spirits.
*Pst. That’s me!
The most challenging aspect of this lifestyle is not knowing where you will sleep. Even if you choose to work in a hostel or board with friends, timing has to be right. Becoming an employee at a hostel requires an interview process, so simply showing up won’t work. Also, family and friends have different responsibilities and plans. They may not be able to host you at your convenience.
All this is a risk of being homeless.
It can be scary and exciting not knowing where you will be living in 2 months. Seriously, I don’t know where I’m going to be in two months, BUT that’s the life I’m choosing. There are freedoms and liberation with this lifestyle and they make me happy!
Now, don’t get all gushy and think everything about this lifestyle is fantastic. The scary moments happen, and life proved that a few days ago. Life went from, “Hey, I got this.” to “What the..” and I didn’t know where I was going to sleep.
Within 48 hours I packed up all my stuff, moved it into my brother’s garage, quit the job I hadn’t even started, and left for Oregon. I’ll be traveling for the next few days with my sister’s because “why not?” We’re visiting a place we’ve never been and touring the sites.
Portland, Oregon here we come!
After coming back “home,” I’ll move in with my other brother and his friend. An air mattress in the living room will have to do. You know what though? I’m excited! Sometimes, it takes moments of discomfort to motivate you to work harder for what you really need. Things change, and life happens, but in order to survive, you have to go with the punches.
For the next two months, I’m fully committed to growing my business and making it a source of income. Rent is going to be cheap and my job is flexible. This provides the perfect opportunity for me to work hard on my blog. Yay!
So, cheers to life. You may be crazy, strange, and confusing, but satisfying when doing what you love.