How Craigslist Changed my Life (For the Better)

How Craigslist Changed my Life (For the Better)

Whatever Comes Our Way

I was the last, and probably luckiest, girl to join the house on Citron Street. In the fall of 2007 I returned to Hawaii from a summer of backpacking around Brazil and visiting family on the mainland. My plan of crashing with the guy I was seeing until I found a place to stay went out the window when we broke up a week after my return to the island. So there I was without any idea where I was going live, and a pressing need to get out of my current situation. The frantic Craigslist hunt that ensued proved somewhat humorous and mostly disheartening as I looked for someone in Honolulu that wanted a female roommate that did not, in fact, do drugs. Let me tell you, seeing an ad for a roommate be reposted online after you’ve interviewed is just as much fun as continuing to crash with…

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