It has been 31 days since “Life In the Element” has taken off. It wasn’t until last Saturday the 8th of September, did my mother finally find out about me sleeping in the Element. When I first decided to start this experiment, I didn’t feel that it was necessary to tell my parents, since I knew what their response would be towards this crazy but simple plan. For the most part, I knew my mother wouldn’t understand why I have chosen to leave my perfectly good studio apartment to my mobile Honda Element. And besides, I am a grown adult with a life of my own.
Anyhow, my mother’s reaction to me sleeping in the Element ended up really devastating her. At one point in our conversation, she started to get emotional. I tried explaining myself to her into why I decided to go this route, but things only got worse. Long story short, I had to cut the discussion short with my mother simply because I didn’t want her to over react. Don’t get me wrong, I fully understand that from a parents perspective this decision of mine can be pretty devastating to hear from a parent’s side and also not normal. So to make things better, I will pay my mother a visit and explain to her in detail why I decided to start “Life In the Element” and remind her that it won’t be forever.
Will I continue Life In the Element, even though my parents disagree with my simple decision to live a simple but basic life? As of now, I will continue my journey in the Element and see where it may take me.