First Night: No, Not That One.
First night living in the car is the weirdest. I just decided. Hey. I am going to lay down. Go to sleep. It was about 20 degrees out. I nearly froze to death. Not really. I am fat enough to stay warm. However it was odd. It was kind of spooky being in the dark but I was not really afraid. You just kind of pick a spot and park and sleep.
Part of what made my decision easier was reading some of the Hobo manuals online. I liked the definition they gave for a Hobo.
Remember the differences between hobos, tramps, and bums: hobos are people who travel and look for work, tramps are people who travel and don't look for work, bums are people who neither travel nor look for work.
So here I am. A working man. Not really traveling but contributing to society while refusing to be part of it. Honestly it has been a relief. I still do not know exactly why I am doing this. I have had many offers for places to stay. I just feel kind of like society and the life I tried to make is wrong. You all stay trapped in your bad lives, owned by your possessions, and never really being free. I know this is a HUGE generalization and overstatement but I sort of feel this way.
Another reason I think I am doing this is to remove myself from all stress at least for a little while. Living the old life was ALWAYS stressful. For a little bit at least I can throw all that away and just be me. I can draw. See Super Hero movies. Play video games. Learn new stuff.. whatever I want. Freedom is somewhat intoxicating even if part of me realizes that it can not go on forever.
Today was really stressful so I am going to end on this note. I will try and update every day just so people know I have not been killed by some bums looking for change. I have everything I basically need. Food. Freedom. I am warm. I get showered at work. Use the gym. Walk in the woods. Life is pretty awesome in some ways. There are gotchas and things you need to know. Will get more into that in later posts.