Monday, December 15, 2014

Is It Foolish and Destructive for Me to Choose to be Homeless?

As of writing, I have officially been voluntarily homeless, living out of my car, for over 1 year and six months now. I actually intended it to be over by now, as I only wanted to pay off a portion of my debt and speedily secure an apartment so that I wouldn't have to  endure another hot summer, but my plans have gone awry to the extent that I'll likely be homeless for 3-5 more years.

It's been very difficult and stressful, having just enough pleasures and comforts to make the everything bearable. I've never regretted starting this experiment, particularly because I'm dedicated to never having to live with another human-being again unless it's a girlfriend or wife. The plan I'm set firm on is to pay off the entirety of all my debt and save up $20K to finally give me the financial stability and worth I've been seeking for years now.

A small selection of people think I'm nuts and irrational for doing this. (Perhaps even you, which I'll forgive you for thinking.) They say that my experiences with living with other people may not be as bad as I've made them out to be, or that even I may have been the bad person in the various situations, and that I could be setting myself up for long-term harm by continuing living this way.