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Poor by Choice!
...because living for money is a horrible way to live
i was born into a middle-class family. i am seventeen, and i go to a… 
31st-Dec-2006 01:27 pm
me
i was born into a middle-class family.
i am seventeen, and i go to a school that costs 9,000+ dollars per year.
so why am i here?

this summer i am dropping my lifestyle of shopping sprees and reveling in a disposable income to live homeless, dumpster dive, hitch rides, and sleep in cardboard dumpsters.
not because i think it'd be a laugh and a smashing good time, but because i'm tired of being around people who care more about the label in my pants than the thoughts in my head.
i'm here for support, because everyone i confide in is freaking out.
i'm hoping for someone to refrain from warning me of the dangers. i know. i'm hoping for someone to embrace my decision instead of passing off my ambition as a childish fantasy.

i hope that this is the place i can get what i'm hoping for.
:)
Comments 
31st-Dec-2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
I don't know why people who choose to be homeless stay in cities. I'd keep myself as far away from cities as I could. But whatever.

I hear Spain is pretty.
1st-Jan-2007 12:05 am (UTC)
i'm planning to travel backwoods america, basically - to get away from the city.
somewhere with fewer malls and more farms.
that'd be nice.
i'm also planning a trip to france, though whether or not that will be a roofless trip is tba.
6th-Feb-2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
If you haven't seen it already there is a French Documentary about Dumpster Diving in France called "The Gleaners and I ".
7th-Feb-2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
When I was homeless I chose to get out of the city. As a youth it's WAY easier because Youth Homeless shelters are super nice with staff that tend to your every need.

Once there wasn't a youth shelter around(when I hit Seattle/Portland/Eugene) I just tented it out int he woods, got on food stamps, knew where every foodbank was and hitched rides with a lot of people who took me home for dinner (it helped I was young and a cute girl)
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