|I shall start this year's sleeping around post as I do almost every year's, with an explanation. My Sleeping Around project (now entering it's 10th year!) is my attempt at capturing and quantifying my life through where I rest my head. I attempt to summarize the year's data around this time every year and tease out the secrets that it holds. Let us begin.
This year's Sleeping Around data is the least diverse to date, by far. In fact, it is so boring that I had to make the pie chart into a pac-man in hopes of even getting myself to care. But even in the most boring data lies interesting tidbits.
- Housesitting accounts for nearly 3/4th of my nights
- One housesitting client accounts for 65% of housesitting nights and almost half the nights overall!
- Not a single night in a tent nor at my cabin at the Quarry
- 28 nights in hotels/hostels and 18 in a car (3/4ths of which were in the last month)
|# of Housesitting Houses||7||65% of these nights was at home client in particular|
|# of states (other than WA)||4||OR, OK, NY, CT|
|# of countries (other than US)||2||Costa Rica, Nicaragua|
|Longest stretch at home||5||I was away so much my poor spider plant nearly died|
|Longest stretch away from home||119||This only includes nights away. I'm sure I visited home lots during that time.|
Years from now, when I look back on all my Sleeping Around data, will I see the 2016-2017 year as an anomaly like it feels now or will it be the beginning of a trend? The only way to find out is to keep collecting data. And that's exactly what I plan to do!
(Previous year's analyses: '08-'09, '09-'10, '10-'11, '11-'12, '12-'13, '13-'14, '14-'15, '15-'16. And this year's data)