I’m getting over what very well could be a friendship lost in an attempt to make it out here in the Bay Area.
One of my buddies decided to move out here after hearing about the booming industries happening in the Bay Area. I agreed to let him crash on the futon in my castle for one month if he was actively looking for work. I really should not have agreed to anything without seeing a solid plan…but it’s hard to say no to a friend at times.
The minute he shows up at my cottage, I can tell I have made a huge mistake.
Within two days my castle turned into a complete shit hole. I’m talking my kitchen looked like a cannabis meth lab and I have two dozen Sunkist 10 calorie cans scattered around.
After three weeks I finally kicked him out and bought him an AirBnb for the following six days.
One day before said AirBnb ended, I enlisted the help of my BFF Pawl (definitely a post dedicated to him later will happen, he’s incredible) to try and help my friend.
Two minutes Pawl detects my buddy has a drug problem, sees a deeper issue at hand and wants to help him get his shit together. He pulls his magic powers from the universe and lands my buddy in the backyard of a Harley Davidson lovin’ cancer survivor who needs help moving things around his property.
One day is all it took for my buddy to get kicked out of said miracle house.
Will I ever let another friend crash on my futon again? Most likely. But in the future I will be more cautious in the types of situations I place myself in. I also learned that the Bay Area moves at an incredibly fast pace, it will chew you up and spit you out if you are not committed to the grind.
Now I have my cottage back. I can now walk around the castle naked with my queen and my life is slowly returning to normal. I am extremely blessed to be living the life that I have right now, and spend every day finding ways to give back to those around me.
For once I am beginning to think about the future that reaches beyond a few months. What can I say, I have found a woman that makes me want to be a “real man”, not because she expects it, but because I want to provide a dope life for both of us because that’s what I WANT. I’m doing shit for me from now on and I am loving the results.