As an aside: Just to make my time here slightly more unpleasant; my friend Ira nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Not only is it cold here, but there’s no ice to be found… anywhere. So while I fight the good fight in search of ice, I donated my daily allowance of $60 to the cause. I was annoyed at first when I was challenged but I think it’s a good exercise in resourcefulness and sacrifice.
Even though I’m living on $60 a day, I should still be willing to help those less fortunate than me. And Ira helped me see that. When you have a steady paycheck, making donations doesn’t resinate with you as much. Or at least it didn’t with me.
Now that I have no income and need to make the money I have saved last me a whole year, giving it away means a hell of a lot more to me. I encourage anyone reading this to make some kind of donation, if not to ALS, then to an organization you’re passionate about. (I’m partial to animal charities, but you can help humans if that’s your jam) If I can find money to spare in the biggest rip off of a city I’ve been to so far, you can too. Yes, I’m totally judging you right now. Stay tuned for my Ice Bucket Challenge. I'll probably post it to my Instagram, which is public. I have zero problem wasting water in Paris. Lets be honest, they don't shower very much, so it all evens out.