I was forced to live in my car for a month, my own car that i had without a licence to drive it :lol
I did drive anyway because it was the only way to get to my job at the time.
Most of the time i ended up sleeping at my work location. I didn't have anywhere else to go anyway. So i slept in the car and i was there before anyone at work the next day.
I've been homeless before, and I can't say it was very enjoyable or exciting. It's pretty demoralizing, really. I'm grateful every day that I have a roof over my head, and hope that I never end up in that situation again.
I used to have dharma bums/on the road fantasies about being a hobo. If I was tougher I would do it but I know i'd be vulnberable and probably get taken advantage of 5 minutes out there and then die of exposure because I know nothing of self reliance.
I've certainly fantasized about it over the years. It's so hard to fit into society's mold, but I keep working on it. I suppose a good compromise would be to be an artist, and live in some ghost town someday. Art is something I've been working at over the years, when I have enough energy leftover from the daily struggles.
The movie "Housekeeping", which is unfortunately only on videotape now, really made me want to just run away from normal life - it was really inspiring. Anyone else ever seen it?