Today we woke up and collectively had an “Over it” mentality. “I think we should go back to Florida.” or “I’m sick of living on this bus.” and then the, “I’m really f****** sick and tired of cold showers and eating out of a cooler.” The truth is, like everyone, we have our tough days and living in a bus can make those days a little more rough.
Things I’ve learned in the past 2 months:
- Ice is expensive every other day. (Also coolers suck compared to fridges)
- Hot showers are one of the most unappreciated things when you live in a house, our water is whatever temperature it choses to be and we have to take a military style shower. (rinse down, water off, soap up, rinse off)
- You can be woken up at any moment because you’re not allowed to park overnight.
- Make sure you tie any valuables down, everything moves when driving.
- Cooking is a very tedious process.
- Ration out the water, you only have 29 gallons of running water and you don’t know when you’ll fill up again.
- Starbucks is your office, and refills are only 50 cents, so you can stay there all day.
- LAUNDRY DAY IS THE WORST DAY EVER, and laundromats are expensive.
We are now on day 60 of our trip, and it is the tipping point.
We discussed our thoughts on going back to Florida as we got some breakfast and ran errands
Yeah, it might, but that is not what we set out to do. We came here to stay, and to make this company work out in California. The successful people we have met along the way tell us the same thing in different ways.
- Don’t give up, the people that don’t make it stop right before they reach the top.
- You are going to be uncomfortable, and you’re supposed to be.
- Just because you can’t see the top, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. There may be clouds covering the top of your climb, but there is a peak.
- Be positive, stay strong, grind hard... it’ll all work out in the end.
Press on Regardless...