I ran into this blog while poking around. I don’t have words.

Keep in mind that I am only stating I read this blog and it touched me. I have no way to know the accuracy of anything. In case it’s true, I wanted to share. To follow are excerpts of her blog:

November 6
you might’ve seen her shuffling down the streets of your hometown. she may’ve been taking a rest ona park bench for moments too long. or maybe you saw her singin her heart out to the tune of the uke on any given corner. maybe you stopped to drop a dollar, hoping she wouldn’t waste it on drugs. maybe you saw her in passing and yelled at her to get a life.

she had one. i know. that girl is me.

how in the world did it ever come to this? what’s the story behind that girl?

hi. my name is cody lane. thank you so much for being here.

i used to have it all! a two story, five bedroom home in L.A. with a Lexus in the driveway. it even came with the white picket fence! i looked around at everything i’d acquired one day and wondered why i ever needed all that junk, and i soon became obsessed with the idea downsizing.

i’d seen people living with next to nothin, and i became inspired to do so myself, so i moved into a two bedroom duplex and traded my SUV fora Mustang. but when that was no longer good enuf, i found a tiny furnished studio in new orleans and opted to drive a KIA instead.

still longing for less, it didn’t bother me much when the property owner sold my place to new owners, and only months later, my car died on the side of the road. and even tho i’d lost both of my income streams in february of this year, nothing seemed to get me down. i just picked up my backpack and kept on walkin. after all, i was on life’s great adventure, and i honestly believe it’s all what you make it.

but then we got run out of every town from san diego to san francisco. and after awakening to several armed officers at 4am demanding we leave from under the pier, being reprimanded for sitting on the sidewalk, and after having a tazer gun in our faces for hitch hiking, i was starting to think perhaps maybe this really isn’t the life for me?

my great adventure had quickly turned into sorrow and tears, and i started longing to be back indoors after four months outside. only thing is, you hafto have an address to get a job, and you hafto have a job to get an address. i don’t want to admit defeat, but i’m starting to feel trapped here. and with the coldest months ahead … my homelessness has started to turn to hopelessness.

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November 7
yipe! it’s gotten too cold to sleep outdoors and the shelters won’t accept my pet. i’ve had her since she was a pup, so i can’t exactly be like, ‘sorry kid. you’re on your own now.’

during the day, it’s mostly okay. but sometimes it’s not. people have been giving me attitude for leaving her tied up outside, even with my table right next to the window where we can see one another. plus, i just found out i can’t take her on the city bus. how in the world are we supposed to get around!?

we hafto to keep looking out for one another. i can’t abandon her after all she’s done for me these last five years. we’re a package deal. period.

November 11
i often refer to myself as houseless, because this country is my home, and i make it great where ever i roam.

there’s many reasons to appreciate this lifestyle. here are just a few …

1. you never hafto pay rent or bills

2. you get to wake up on the beach or in nature

3. work is enjoyable when you don’t feel forced into a slave job, odd jobs are fun

4. it’s a true test of where you stand karmically

5. generally people want to help so food is mostly free

6. you learn to live the minimalist lifestyle in a materialistic world

7. you learn to appreciate luxuries such as toilets and ovens and mattresses

8. the friends you make will love you for who you are and not what you can do for them

9. there’s plenty of time to read books or write music

10. you never get stuck with the house chores!!

November 19
oh what a magical summer in california! we crashed every beach from san diego to san francisco, singin and dancin along the way. twas truly surreal. it seemed like it was never gonna end. but it did.

heading down south seeking warmer weather, we got stuck in the freezing new mexico desert! we couldn’t get a ride out of las cruces for nothin. four miserable days went by but we finally made it to truth or consequences, and that was interesting. i wanted to stay but we couldn’t get an organic vegetable to save our life so we had to go elsewhere. faced with a ton of truth and consequences, it was time to leave anyway.

at one point, we just started gettin in the car with who ever and going where ever, and after strugglin thru more than a week of albuquerque, we finally made it all the way to asheville, north carolina. our brief stay in elk city, oklahoma was great! we found one of the country’s last free camp sites and stayed on the lake there.

yesterday we made $80 with a uke, a harmonica and a cardboard sign! we’re so very thankful we have a little talent to get us by, but unfortunately it hasn’t been enuf to secure a place indoors. the tent is on the side of a mountain currently attempting to tumble down. we stay warm at nite piled under blankets, but the slant of the hill is stressful.

so far, the intense job search has brought about zero results. we heard there’s plenty of work here, and i’m not really religious at all but have resorted to praying lately. i don’t know who’s up there or if anyone is listening. i don’t know if he’s pissed i never reach out. i don’t know if she cares to get me a job or a home. but if something is there, i hope it has a heart. i hope it guides me to a better life. is that too much to ask?

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yipe! it’s gotten too cold to sleep outdoors and the shelters won’t accept my pet. i’ve had her since she was a pup, so i can’t exactly be like, ‘sorry kid. you’re on your own now.’

during the day, it’s mostly okay. but sometimes it’s not. people have been giving me attitude for leaving her tied up outside, even with my table right next to the window where we can see one another. plus, i just found out i can’t take her on the city bus. how in the world are we supposed to get around!?

we hafto to keep looking out for one another. i can’t abandon her after all she’s done for me these last five years. we’re a package deal. period.

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