I have experienced homelessness. During that period of homelessness I was
badly injured, both physically and emotionally. Physically because I was
very tired, very stressed and depressed; emotionally because I was very sad
and worried by my situation. To be homeless is sometimes a barrier to escape
I'd like to share a little look into what it was like to live un-homed and
unwanted. My point in this is to spread awareness of homelessness and to
perhaps wake up a little empathy in people. My hope is that people will do
something to prevent homelessness in their country, their community, and
their family. I also want to show that homeless people are not all addicts,
criminals, scammers and liars nor are they people too lazy to work.
Due to unemployment and record foreclosures, more Americans are becoming
homeless. These homeless people need our help and understanding.
It's very hard for me to talk about my homeless experiences but I feel it is
necessary. On November first I will certainly be back into homelessness
because I haven't found a job yet. All my job leads have failed to come
through, not because of me but because job was already filled and no longer
available. I find it much easier and less stressful to write about being
homeless than to talk about it. Writing provides emotional distance and
keeps me from getting too overwhelmed by the feelings associated with those
times in my life. Soon I will be back there if no one can help me. I not
only need a job but I need also a home, a room, a guest house, or someplace
to "live" while I get back on my feet and find a job. I am not sure if this
time I will make it. This is a terrible situation that no one deserves.