A laundry and dry cleaning service… …or more specifically: a laundry and dry cleaning service right near my office. I’ve now been homeless for two straight weeks and I think I’ve done a pretty bang-up job so far. From the most basic needs like shelter and nutrition to those closer to the “want” section like fitness and socializing; I’ve found economical and efficient means for addressing the majority of them. But until today, the one piece that was always missing was laundry. I was going through clothes like I had ants in my pants. And…

22 ounces of durable, stormproof shelter. Hell yes. For over a week now I’ve been focused on lead gen at work: email campaigns, calling, networking, reaching out to strategic contacts, re-engaging existing customers… the works. But today I made a tangible step forward in planning for next month’s adventure. I received a 22 oz sack of waterproof goodness. A hooped bivy sack. This will be my shield against the elements. It’s super lightweight, made of breathable fabric, and has a built-in hooped rod that gives the head area some breathing room….

The email reads… Subject Line: Soo….. I’m in need of a roommate! Hey work friends! My roommate and myself found out a little bit ago that our 3rd roommate is moving out. So I just wanted to get the word out to you guys as see if you knew anyone needing a place to live this year. Here is just about all of the post that I’ve been posting: We are two young female professionals in need of a 3rd roommate (male or female) Looking for someone in…

Forest

Homeless in 29 days. After a tame Friday night (remember – no drinking this month), I woke up early feeling refreshed. After a little work and an episode of How I Met Your Mother (hilarious), I biked into Cambridge for brunch at a colleague’s restaurant. Today was their first day open and I was their 1st customer. Tasty food, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff. But my visit wasn’t just for the free Mexican tapas… the restaurant is close to a bike path that would lead me out of the city and close…

Boston

It’s the tail end of the 1st of August, and as of today, I have exactly 30 days to prepare for my newest experiment: leaving my apartment behind, ditching the majority of my possessions, and living in the great outdoors. It’s pretty wild, but I’m not going “Into the Wild” wild here… I’m still working my full-time tech startup job and doing consulting work on the side. It’ll be a huge change in my lifestyle — no kitchen for cooking, no couch for relaxing, no bed for romancing. But freedom’s worth it….