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- I just want to lay on that thick blue carpet and listen to the train go by.
Those were the days. No bills to worry about or financial obligations. The biggest problem of the day was wiping the chicken shit off your shoes before coming back inside the house from the farm. My muscles were never sore from straining all day looking at a laptop … Or sore from explosive workout routines intended to prevent me from imploding on the inside from the fires I had to put out in my business that day. My muscles were only sore from laughing too hard for hours about something stupid with my cousins - usually farts. That’s probably why I had abs when I was 10. I am not gonna lie and say those were simpler times. I had my own shit to deal with. Emotionally speaking, the issues I had back then were probably relatively just as “heavy” as the ones I have now. My 10 year old self was about to experience his first heartbreak a year later from a girl he only talked to through gmail. He’d then listen to “Apologize” by One Republic 404 times on iTunes. The grass is always greener on the other side, though. Whether the other side is 14 years behind us or 30 years ahead of us, we tend to glorify it. Right now, I’d take the chicken shit and heartbreak over business fires all day. Amazon isn’t accepting shipments and the creative energy I am using to generate income and systems to keep my employees employed is definitely more than the creative energy it took to laugh at farts. There WAS something about that train and the blue carpet … however. Perhaps it’s because whenever I imagined going to my grandma’s house, I always thought about the train… and the blue carpet. So when I WAS actually there, and the train DID go by, it was a reminder that I finally got what I wanted … A break from school and time with my cousins and family. In those brief moments where the engineer would lay on the horn, shaking the whole foundation of that house, I would reach an extreme state of gratitude. The horn was a trigger. A reminder that I reached “the other side”. I would cherish it. Take a deep breath. Smell the chicken shit on my shoes I didn’t wipe off thoroughly. I experienced similar moments of intense gratitude when I lived in my car and I would finally get a chance to take a normal shower at someones house. The only other time I had been so thankful for running water was after the intense wrestling practices where I sweat half my body weight off in the sauna of rooms that sport of wrestling “requires”. Something so simple…clean... water. That’s something that all of us first worlders can be grateful for. In these hard times, find something you're grateful for NOW and marinate in it. The simpler, and more earthly the better (think chicken shit and water). Much love guys, my mind has been venturing to that blue carpet more frequently lately and I just wanted to document my thoughts. Feel free to share this post if it resonated with you, as this page will be dedicated to more written content (maybe I will make a book out of it decades down the road!)
- The dreaded knock. It had to be 4 am. Who the fuck was knocking on my window?
I had thought about what I would do when this happened and played it out in my head dozens of times. I slept with pepper spray and a dagger in case some weirdo ever wanted to try something in the dark hours of the night. Let’s take a step back. I’m 22 and I’m living in my car. I’m in Seattle with Tennessee tags and this is the 3rd night I’m sleeping in this slightly sketchy neighborhood (one of my rules for finding places to sleep in my car is if I don’t die sleeping somewhere one night, I stay there for the rest of the time I’m in the area). I had spent the previous day going to thrift stores and libraries looking for books that are profitable to sell on Amazon, and I was pretty exhausted. That’s how I’m able to pay for this expedition across America. To save on cost (and really more for the experience), I’m living in my car. I took out the passenger seat, gutted the back seats, and laid down a plywood board with a mat on top that I snagged when my high school wrestling room was remodeled as a bed. I made custom window cutouts made out of Reflectix insulation rolls. Attempts to insulate a 2005 Toyota Corolla are futile… the window inserts primary purpose are for privacy (I quickly found out that its extremely unsettling sleeping in a car when you know anyone can look in and see you… I don’t give a shit if you’re a cop, late night creep, or a neighborhood cat … the thought of being watched while sleeping sends chills down my spine… I think it’s something evolutionary). After pimping out the interior of my Corolla, it became super comfortable to sleep in. My car was so comfortable to sleep in that once I woke up on my friend’s couch and went outside to my car to sleep the rest of the night. It was my home. Anyway, it’s 4 am in Seattle, third night sleeping in this slightly sketchy neighborhood, and I hear a knock on my door. I had a precise game plan for this exact moment: Locate which window the knock came from. Stealthily crawl (being careful not to shake the car to show proof of life) to the opposite side. My pepper spray would be in one hand and my dagger I bought off amazon in the other. I’d slowly open the door and creep out, not making a noise. I’d look under the car and locate the feet of my perpetrator. If it wasn’t a cop I’d back up and confront them from afar. If they showed signs of aggression I would pepper spray them with the police grade mace I had and then if the situation called for it slice them to pieces with my dagger, and then peel off to the next state in my car. This is what actually happened… I heard the knock and before my brain was able to process the noise my hand opened the door and I made eye contact with a rough looking older woman wearing a crossing guard uniform. “I know what it’s like, I’ve been there before” She was referring to me living in my vehicle. “Go get yourself something to eat” she said, and then handed me $15. Little did she know this was a voluntary act of “homelessness”. At the time, I was too groggy to process what the hell was going on. Looking back on it, I get choked up. She obviously wasn’t super well off and had enough empathy to give me $15 before she went off to work her $10/hr job. She had no idea that I was just a weird young man embarking on a strange journey of frugal nomadness. I was making plenty of money selling on Amazon to provide for myself, living in my car was a lifestyle a choice. Acts like this remind me of the kindness and empathy of which humans are capable. I had 4 dreaded knocks while living in my car, but I’ll never forget that one.
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THE DREADED KNOCK: A memory from living in my car November 2, 2019 The dreaded knock. It had to be 4 am. Who the fuck was knocking on my window? I had thought about what I would do when this happened and played it out in my head dozens of times. I slept with pepper spray and a dagger in case some weirdo.... Read More>> CHICKEN SHIT : What are you grateful for? April 8, 2020 I just want to lay on that thick blue carpet and listen to the train go by. Those were the days. No bills to worry about or financial obligations. The biggest problem of the day was.... Read More>> Yes, I want to list my books! avery martin Apr 26, 2020 1 min HOW TO SELL CDs AND DVDs on EBAY In this video, Hayden goes over how to sell CDs and DVDs on eBay. Based out of Texas, this man is working hard to create the freedom he want 5 views Write a comment avery martin Apr 26, 2020 1 min ONLINE ARBITRAGE 101 Here I give you step by step guidance on how to source books through online arbitrage using free and paid methods. A must-see for new book f 12 views Write a comment
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