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I Lived Nowhere and With Nothing For the Past Year – This Is What Happened…

Date: Monday, January 4, 2016 7:03 PM EDT

then i lived nowhere

A little over a year ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Since then I’ve been living out of a single bag.

And then I took off.

I live in random places through airbnb or other house or room sharing services.

I don’t have a car, I don’t even have a driver’s license. I don’t have any physical books. All of the books are on my kindle.

I take it back. I stole one book. “Life of Pi”. I started reading it in one place I was staying and didn’t finish so I wanted to keep it until I finished. I stopped reading it and haven’t finished it yet.

I don’t have medical insurance. I haven’t been for a regular doctor’s visit in maybe 30 years. So why pay for medical insurance?

Someone told me that is against the law. Ok…Find me.

I have two sweaters. I buy t-shirts or underwear at the pharmacy every few days. I have two pairs of pants. I have two wrinkled button down shirts.

Sometimes my clothes get dirty. I’m a bit disgusting.

When I stay at a place, it’s always furnished. So I don’t need sheets, beds, furniture. I just borrow the accumulations of others.

I sometimes order food by delivery and sometimes get food from the store on a daily basis. I don’t buy any junk food so there’s not any extra food lying around. I’ve lost 10-15 pounds in the past six months.

That’s the only diet that works for me. Don’t eat junk food. Try to stick to two meals. When I say “diet” I don’t mean “lose weight” but just eat healthy. Don’t carry around extra food in the stomach and intestines.

I have a small laptop to write with. If I didn’t write I would have no laptop. I’d just use my phone.

I talk on the phone maybe once or twice a day. I sometimes respond to texts. My phone number is 203-512-2161.

Because I have no address, nobody knows where I am.

I’ve learned some good things and some bad things by doing this.

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