posted on May, 21 2010 @ 08:17 AM
Nearly everything had to go. A few months after losing her administrative job in the summer of 2008, 23-year-old Brianna Karp got rid of her
furniture, a beloved piano, and most of her books so she could move back in with her parents. When that didn't work out, she moved into an old
trailer a relative had left her, settling into an informal homeless community in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Brea, Calif. By the summer of 2009, she was
living without electricity, regular showers, home-cooked food, and most basic conveniences.
[See 21 things we're learning to live without.]
Karp held tight to one appurtenance, however: her laptop computer. She spent hours at a nearby Starbucks, using the wireless network to surf for jobs.
A friend suggested she start a blog about her life on the edge, which she called the Girl's Guide to Homelessness. It generated attention that helped
land a part-time magazine internship. Then came an offer to write a book about her ordeal, which is due out in 2011--and might get turned into a
movie. With some money from a book advance, Karp has upgraded to a better trailer, on a friend's property, and she's eyeing a Victorian fixer-upper
she'd like to make her permanent home. Yet she craves few of the material things she's given up, while cherishing the friends and opportunities
she's discovered online. "When you're in survival mode, you slash everything," Karp says. "That makes the online community that much more
important. Online, somebody will always be there for me."
of corse this was just poor planing and im sure shes just a lazy bum who wont work at a bk after all our dreams are wallworld parking lots.
reda to many post here about how people like her are lousers we us that are on the edge know who the real lousers are