Posted @ 12:39 MDT
It’s day 13 on my 60 day journey across the U.S. and I’m in Denver, Colorado. I think if it didn’t get so cold, I would live here. Maybe that will be a Summer home option?
Stats so far:
- Traveled to six states so far, including a Canadian province (the goal is all 48 contiguous)
- Appx 2500 miles driven
- Favorite city: Tied between Seattle and Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (tough one)
Today I’ll be working out of a Starbucks location downtown, catching up on some work and emails. Would love to connect with anyone in or near Denver while I’m here though. This trip is not just about me posting photos about where I’m at and where I’m going. It’s about connection. Let’s converse, brainstorm, flesh out ideas, and grow! Shoot me a DM on Instagram or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted @ 23:14 MDT
I think the realization of not having a “home” to go to every night is having an effect on me. It just hit me today. But think about it…makes total sense. When you get to the end of each day, what do you do? You go home. You take the train, bus, Lyft, or drive–home. The way I’m living right now, I have to actually put considerable thought into where I am going to sleep. Could be my car, camping, a hotel, or someone who is gracious enough to offer me a couch or air mattress. The fatigue of doing this just in the last 48 hours is real. I did not realize how tiresome it could be and I cannot imagine what it’s like for the many people not able to afford a place to call “home”.
Another issue is money management. Something I can admit I’m terrible at. I’m trying to work on it and this trip is seriously an eye-opener. Sure, I do not have to worry about an eviction notice because of a missed rent payment. However, I do have to be concerned with making sure I work enough each day to finish projects so I can get paid. In between payments I have to manage: sleeping arrangements, food spending, and my current bills. I’m accustomed to the latter two items, but when combined, it creates a different world–one I’m not used to. Tonight I got a motel room for $99 which isn’t bad but I would’ve rather not spent that money.