Perhaps you don’t know this, but I’ve been sleeping in my car since May 8, 2010.
My entire web presence — my blog, my photography, my travels, my media appearances — over the (nearly) last 4 years has been while sleeping my car.
So yes, I was in my car during the robbery this morning (as I have been for 4 other attempts).
Yes, I got covered in glass. Yes, it is scary. Yes, it was loud. And yes, I yelled at the dude. But I wasn’t going to pull a Die Hard and chase the guy with bare feet on broken glass (although I *thought about it).
*Don’t be a hero, kids. It’s not like in the movies.
From the comments:
Lynn: I had no idea! Wow how do you do it?
Discipline. Routine. Planning. And a willingness to explore discomfort, fear, and my own ignorance.
But it’s also why I’m at the gym every.single.day (although I do love the gym). And why I have 3 gym memberships (I don’t love the gym that much).
Everything I do in my day-to-day life just takes more planning — or a few more steps — and with a few more constraints than most people. But like anything, you adapt to it.
I never imagined I’d be doing this before I did it. And then when I did it, I never imagined that I’d be doing it for as long as I have.
I’ve told people, that I would’ve “stopped” living this way ages ago (and instead put all efforts into moving on) if I’d stopped learning stuff, but I keep learning so much that ends up being valuable to me — and hopefully to those I share it with.
So I still find it quite interesting (and challenging) — and perhaps so interesting because it is so challenging (physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, nutritionally, financially…) — which is good.
Although it isn’t exactly conducive to meeting my mate though. But all in good time.