Dear Claire,

September 5th, 2008

Thanks for posting. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. We have been very busy working and enjoying ourselves. Thankfully, we have been able to do both at the same time.

Claire @ http://escapethe9to5.blogspot.com

Hi Jen

How long do you think your trip will last?

Is it a trip or a change of lifestyle? If it is a trip how do you plan to make the transition back to the 9-5 grind if ever? Do you worry about the future? Do you worry about being homless

How do you manage for money? Do you live off savings or do you work along the way?

I am really intersted in your blog and your plans for the future. I am having another life crisis and I need to do something to change my life.

Cheers

Claire

As for how long the trip will last: forever, I hope. It is definitely a change of lifestyle. From the shedding of all of our accumulated baggage and absurd “needs” to opening up to new people and opportunities, we have changed. Even if the trip was tragically cut short, I have learned new values that I will always keep with me.

At this time, I do not foresee myself returning to the 9-5. I find it very stifling. My career, while profitable, was a drain on my physical and mental health. I cannot imagine returning to a cubicle, ever. I cannot imagine sitting in an office working at least 9hrs a day, sometimes 16, for someone else’s dream. Life is way too short to live that way.

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Welcome to Hitek Homeless

July 15th, 2007

So… what exactly is hitek homeless about? Basically, the girlfriend and I have decided to dump our 9-5 corporate jobs, buy an old beater of an RV and travel around North America until the savings get low and we have to get jobs again. Seems like a simple enough plan, eh? Well, there’s a ton of things to do before we can even begin. I feel like both of us have a second job right now trying to organize the venture. We’ll be using this blog to record our thoughts and progress as we go along. Look for the name in parentheses if you wonder which of us is posting at any particular time.