Both times, I’ve learned how to gain the right perspective, to take better care of myself, to be more proactive, to prevent laziness, and to strive towards getting into the best shape of my life.
There’s a lot of negative connotations towards someone who lives in their vehicle. I get it. Many times, those who do live in their vehicles succumb to hopelessness from past events. They start spiraling downward in life, which results in not taking care of themselves whatsoever and becoming a victim. I also get it. I’ve almost been there and it’s easy to get sucked into victim mode, but I refused to allow that to happen.
The main reason I wanted to live in my Jeep was to regain the perspective I had when I lived in it the first time. This perspective pushed me towards appreciating the many things in life that most people take for granted. I want to actually feeling deep appreciation because that kind of energy is pretty damn high, it’s natural and it’s beneficial.
I’ve taken many things for granted in my life and during those times, I was not completely aware of what I was doing. But when you wake up in life and you deprive yourself of the “luxuries” in life, these things will get noticed. And not only will you notice what you take for granted, you notice what others take for granted as well.
These past 3 weeks living in my Jeep were both sucky and awesome. The sucky part was that I had to give up all the luxuries of living in a house, which means having wifi, air conditioning, a bathroom, a kitchen, a bed to sleep on, etc. and I had to get up every morning and go to Starbucks to get wifi, had to find different places to park every night, prevent my Jeep from getting disgusting and cluttered, and keep an eye out for anyone who may break into my Jeep during the late hours. The awesome part was everything else.
I got up every morning, ready to move my ass towards living a better life. My hygiene was on point. I took really good care of myself by showering every day, sometimes twice a day. I went to the gym every day, I ate healthier, I realigned my mindset towards being proactive and best of all I shifted from allowing myself to absorb negative energy to welcoming the positive energy by seeking out the means to get to my energy homes in whatever way I could.
If I had stayed at my fancy, overpriced apartment or my sister’s house, I wouldn’t have gotten to where I’m at now. I probably would’ve picked up a shitty job working for someone else that I hated, because I refuse to “work for” anyone else ever again. This would have caused me to stay stuck in negative energy, waste my time and get lazy. I actually started to gain body fat while I was at my sister’s because it’s real easy to get lazy when you live in a house. I stopped going to the gym daily and my energy levels just became super lame.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with having a house to live in. It’s great, and I want to buy one in the woods someday but it also allows people to get too comfortable and become lazy most of the time.
Right now, I’m in Florida about to pick up my daughter in a few hours and road trip to NY to visit family and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m in the best shape of my life both physically and mentally all because I made myself live in my Jeep again.
It’s not for everyone, but when you refuse to become lazy and refuse to allow yourself to live a boring, mundane and too comfortable of a life, you do what you need to do to live an exciting and fulfilling one. And that’s what I did. Cheers!