Date: 2009-07-01, 12:29PM America/Los_AngelesReply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jason Paul. After graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in communication, I attempted to pursue a “conventional” job writing for a number of publications. I applied for over 180 positions, from small papers in Lawrence, Kansas to Boulder, Colorado.
After an overwhelming swell of rejection emails, I called the conventional lifestyle quits and decided to pursue an idea of my own.
My idea? To live my life off Craigslist.
What does that mean exactly? Well, I’m glad you asked. I have made some ground rules that I will be living by over the year. Here they are:
> I will start with $2,500 that I’ve saved during college
> I will have a car, a phone, a computer and cameras to document the trip
> I am not allowed to live out of my car
> I am not allowed to live with someone I know for longer than a week at the beginning of each city
> I am allowed one large bag containing clothes and a few staple foods
> I am not allowed to initiate contact with someone unless it is through an online interaction
This means, put simply, I will find jobs, housing, friends, food and other necessities entirely via Craigslist.
My journey will last a little over nine months, with three months in three different sized cities.
Follow me on twitter @jscottpaul!
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