Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 47: Living Life Golden...Homeless & All

I'm living my life like its golden, homeless and all.

This has been one of the best weeks of my quest and I'm what most people would call "Homeless." I prefer to say, "I'm free and blessed."  This week only, I made a couple awesome connections with two people that I would of missed if I was spending my time in a home. 

Most days this week entailed lengthy hours at random cafes and I only managed to shower a totally of two times.  Since Sunday, I've sleeping on the floor of you know where and I never once possessed any concerns and/or interest to find a place to live. Despite these minor trials I felt free. By Tuesday, I got sick and tired of carrying my laptop everywhere. As a result, I locked it up in my storage and exonerated myself from the burdens of technology. Instead, I focused on using the internet at the library during the day with restricted amounts of time.

It was a necessary challenge because at the library my time is limited to 2 one hour sessions. Normally, I type my life away on my laptop but having put it away, I had to use it with caution and proficiency. The discipline forced me to concentrate on completing my reading of the alchemist and applying my attention to my craft as I'm suppose to. As much as I love my laptop it will be seeing the storage more often. I realized that disciplinary measures for separating ourselves from technology is very necessary. After working and living from home for several years, I know how important it is to do so. Now I've found a great tactic that seems to be helping me. 

Day 322 Sunday, August 7, 2011

* Official left the community housing facility and never turned back. 

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* Before I left, the newspaper photographer Nancy, met up with me for the last time to capture me in my living situation. She was very compassionate towards me and my situation and offered to help me several times before we parted. 

* I got a call to be on the show Operation Repo on Tuesday but it never happened. The follow up call came in late Thursday (The date of) and based on the amount of money and distance it took to get there, I believe it was meant for me not to part take in it.
* Later that night, I used some free movies passes and I took out a young lady I kind of indirectly met through at Born to Shine but we connected officially on Facebook. We saw Rise of the Planet of The Ages. It was my second time seeing it and her first. Off and on I desire company Since I'm A lone Ranger. I got what I desired today. Overall, it was an okay experience thus she’s young and "human." I would have been just fine to myself as I was.

Day 323 Monday, August 8, 2011

* I had an audition for an upcoming show called Man Up. The coolest thing about this audition is I repacked some of my tactics from The Craftsman Audition process.

Day 324 Tuesday, August 9, 2011

* Locked up my laptop in my storage to free myself from technology. 

* Realized CafĂ© Novel has breakfast half off from 8am-10am. It’s on now.

Day 325 Wednesday, August 10, 2011

* Rehearsal for New Jack Web Attack

Day 326 Thursday, August 11, 2011

* Lifebook Acting Class

* I checked into my motel earlier with my voucher but I still slept  in you know where for one last time. It takes an hour to get to my motel on bus and train from where I normally hang out. I didn't feel like going through all that traveling. 

Day 327 Friday, August 12, 2011

* I played tour guide for a friend of a friend and gained a new friend. Meet Jermaine from Washington, DC. I don't think I was the greatest tour guide but we had a good time talking.  

Motown Maurice & Jermaine 

* Slept in my motel for the first time.

* Brained stormed a exciting idea for The Late Night is Too Damn Boring Campaign. I started working on it the immediate next day.

Day 328 Saturday, August 13, 2011

* Went to my storage to pick up a handful of necessary items to finally start the completion of my 2010 income taxes. With the convenience of my motel I have to take advantage and get some serious work done. I started at the Pico library in Korea Town and later took it to the motel. The photo below shows exactly how I spent most of my day traveling from place to place. Too bad I don't have a picture of me crammed up on the bus.

Motown Maurice coming from his storage on the way to the library while carry bags and a heavy box of folders. 

Motown Maurice getting work done at the Pico Library in Korea Town

 Final Thoughts

Again, despite the lack of hygienic accessibility and living room convenience, being homeless hasn't been that bad at all. I only had one audition this week and I was glad I didn't have to deal that all that hustle and shuffle of casting. God doesn't give you more than you can bare. I'm blessed, I must confess.

From an analytically point of view, I literally live in the hood right now. I've never lived in the hood before. It doesn't take much to realize when your living in the hood. The Mini-Markets and hookers working the street corner are obvious enough. The location I'm wasn't even were I was suppose to be. I got another location previously and I spent a few extra hours at The Metro Special Services just to get to change to the recommended motel Danny told me. It was unavailable and my current location was the first one that become available. Now I'm off of Figueroa and 98th street.

During my first day at the Community Housing Facility I evaluated my purpose for being there. It was later revealed to me through my connection with Mbeti Hitt on why I was placed there. Now I'm in the hood but why I am here? I am so developed as a being on this earth that I know with a benefit of a doubt that every last person and situation in my life has a divine purpose.

Will I influence the mind of a young man and show the way to become a great person.

Or will I come a positive influence for a young lady that doesn't realize or self worth?

I don't know yet. For now I'm just going to be attentive, open and obedient. I am very curious to find out just as well as you are. As soon as I get my taxes done among other things, I'm going to walk the streets more often, go to the library across the street and probably attend a few of the dozen churches on my block alone.

What ever the future holds I'm excited and looking forward to it.

As the quest continues...

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