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Alas! A Toothbrush Holder
Sunday, Oct 14, 2007 from Baraga, Michigan
Posted: Oct 14, 2007 | 384 words | 0 Comments
Finally! After 400+ days of being a guest and living in other people’s homes I finally have my own toothbrush holder. That means I am officially no longer a guest. Now that is a feeling of relief. I don’t know many people who have been a guest for over 400 days. The small things are where it’s at! A toothbrush holder! My own towel to hang up in the bathroom. My own bed. My own mess. I can burp and not worry about my appearance. I can eat whenever I want to eat and stay up late and sleep in later. Ahhh finally!
These things became hard to get used to. Personally, I don’t know many people who would live out of a duffel bag for over 400 days. To be frank, a lot of people I know simply couldn’t do it. And your clothes are always wrinkly! But that’s the last of my worries. Honestly, I really did get quite used to my living environment. We are truly creatures of habit. I think we need to break the environments we know on a regular basis. Many people have told me they want to do this trip, but many have also said they couldn’t, because of that part of always being a guest in a brand new place every week living out a duffel bag and car. Truth is, anyone can do it! People have to be willing to break outside the box, outside the norm. Heck, I even got used to the heat in Hawaii, and it didn’t take that long.
It’s been a long time of having to turn to my duffel bag and dig out my toothbrush every night. It’s an interesting dynamic being a guest full time. Most people are guests on their vacations for no longer than a couple weeks. It’s always an adventure having to find where the cereal is, finding a spoon, or figuring out how the hot water works.
The moral of this story is to get out of your box. No matter how many little things annoy you, it just really doesn’t matter if you have a place to put your toothbrush. It’s a big wide-open country with lots of environment, culture, diversity, and adventure. Don’t shy away from unknown territory and try something new!