Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5 years, 2 months, 19 days (or 1907 days)

This blog is going to stay up and will, at some point soon, be transformed into just adventures and other exciting things I do. But officially, my truck life has ended. I started at age 25 and ended at 30. A big section of life. There's a lot to think about and a lot more to write about, but not yet.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...I didn't check your blog in so long and I just happened to hit on it.

1,907 days in a truck IS amazing! Seriously Andy, you have taken on a lifetime of experiences that nobody can say they have been able to accomplish. Especially me and dad. There is no doubt in my body, mind and soul that if I was your age and knew you, I would be joining you, having my own space and living the life open and free and experiencing a life of many different things and meeting people all over.
I am damned proud of you and what you have put your mind to taking on.
I thank dad and myself for having a son like you and know you will truly become a very good doctor and a man who helps others and knows himself well.
I love you from head to toe!

The Reiersens said...

Congratulations!!! Geez 25 to 30, you are getting old!! :)

Shawn said...

Hey Andy, I enjoyed reading your blog. You're a real interesting guy. I've noticed you haven't updated as much the past year or so. Just curious how your truck adventure ended. I mean, how much money were you able to save? When you reflect back on the past 5 years what are your thoughts? What are you doing with your life now? Would you change how you did it? You should post one last update taking a look back at your life living in your truck and what you accomplished. I knew it had to end at some point but it was a good read. I wish you the best of luck with your life!

hyryz said...

Hello Andy,

Great to have stumbled upon your blog. Fantastic little segment of your life portrayed here. Im in a similar situation of moving into my truck but not for financial reasons. Just feel like the road seems rather appealing right now.

Any thoughts or suggestions on the MUST HAVE items for life in a truck?

Thanks for the interesting blog.

Regards,
Ryan

hyryz said...

Hello Andy,

Great find stumbling upon your blog. Its great to see someone living their life out of the normal with success and a good story to follow.

Im moving in the same direction of living in my truck but not for financial reasons. The road just seems more appealing right now.

Any suggestions or recommendations for truck living from a master?

Thanks again for the blog. Great inspiration.

Regards,
Ryan

Spencer said...

Hi Andy! I was thinking about traveling around the States and was looking around on the internet about the legality of sleeping in your own car, low and behold I found your blog! Is there anymore advice that you can give to someone who wants to be on the road like you did?

Spencer said...

Hi Andy! I was thinking about traveling around the States and was looking around on the internet about the legality of sleeping in your own car, low and behold I found your blog! Is there anymore advice that you can give to someone who wants to be on the road like you did?

Erik in MN said...

Thank you for your story!

Anonymous said...

Update?

H said...

Hello,

I'm a 25 year old female who's thinking about living out of her car. I recently lost my job and my nonexistent savings is necessitating this plan. I first heard about you a few years ago by reading the CSUF paper (I graduated last year as a Bus. major but was an English major at the time). I was fascinated on the spot. I really admire how you've pulled this off. Here I am, a few years later, at age 25 (apparently the same age you started!) and am wondering if this is really something I can pull off as well? I'm pretty introverted and a nesting kind of person really.. would like your advice.

Andy said...

Hi "H" - send me an email (andybussell@gmail.com). I'd be happy to help, give suggestions, etc.

Sometimes its a struggle but living in a car can be a lot of fun and I do highly recommend the experience.

The most important thing is sleeping. Find a safe spot - somewhere that you're not going to be ticketed or arrested (usually just tickets). I slept on campus when I was there. Then I slept in neighborhoods, parked somewhat on the side of fences, which helped minimize possible exposure to residents... There's a lot of advice to give but it's a worthwhile experience!