Home > Travel > Living Beyond My Means

It snowed in Colorado Springs, and well, I just wasn’t in a hurry to go back to living outside after my friend Stacey dropped me off from our van life road trip.

With nothing to do, and lungs to acclimate before I could do any serious hiking, why not splurge on an AirBnB? I’d never done that before, and it was cheaper than the hostel… besides, Stacey lent me her laptop for a while so I could get some work done.

I can’t tell you how much it cost to live indoors for a couple weeks, I’ve blocked it from my memory, and worse, I didn’t itemize everything in my budget like I normally do. It was too painful to put in numbers that big.

But, wifi, hot showers and a bed were pretty awesome, even if I couldn’t use the kitchen to cook. Unfortunately it wasn’t everything I had hoped for. Not that the AirBnB experience wasn’t awesome, it’s just that the rest of life reached out and got in the way. Combined with the road trip detox I was pretty devestated emotionally for most of the time. Something that hasn’t happened in years.

But, not to give you the wrong idea, this level of “down” would have been a normal day four years ago, dare I say even positive compared to what life used to be like before I started living out of my backpack. It’s more that I had such high hopes for Colorado Springs. I’d planned on finding an apartment, getting a gym membership, and dare I say, a job!

By the time I pulled my head out of my ass I realized I wasn’t quite ready for those things, despite all the potential I saw in the life I’d imagined. Living up to my potential sounded amazing, but, there’s something I want even more than being comfortable, physically fit, and having money and resources.

And if that means I have to be a crazy homeless monk for a while, so be it.

Did you like this?
Tip Cleanshave with Cryptocurrency

Donate Bitcoin to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate Bitcoin to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some bitcoin:

Donate Bitcoin Cash to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate Bitcoin Cash to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send bitcoin:

Donate Ethereum to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate Ethereum to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ether:

Donate Litecoin to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate Litecoin to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin:

Donate Monero to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate Monero to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Monero:

Donate ZCash to Cleanshave

Scan to Donate ZCash to Cleanshave
Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some ZCash:
Why I Don't Blog More
Colorado Springs

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*