Saturday, April 30, 2011

A New Morning, Changing Weather

Well, four years after doing the original "Three dollars a day" challenge, I find myself in a completely different phase in my life. I've moved from Georgia to Florida, I own my home instead of renting from my father, I'm in a completely different industry and no longer work for myself. The times, as they say, are a-changin'.

But as one of my heroes would say, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - the more things change, the more they stay the same. I am daily stricken by the suburban sort of poverty that surrounds me. Upon moving down here in July of 2009, I was surprised by the sheer amount of obviously underemployed people that I saw biking to work or around town every day. For those of you unaware of why that date is important, it's because in July of 2009, my new hometown experienced record high temperatures, over ten degrees higher than the average - which in Florida, is very hot indeed.

And so it comes to this - in June of this year, I'll resurrect this experiment. Whether I blog about it remains up in the air, for now. If I feel that other people would benefit from reading about my experiences, I'll blog it. If not, it'll be a personal challenge - which is how the original ended up anyway.

1 comment:

Alaina said...

Looking forward to following this. I think it's a great way to highlight an issue we don't pay much attention to.