Adventures in homelessness

Adventure Adventure by Merriam Webster defines the word as: Full Definition of adventure 1a:  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risksb:  the encountering of risks <the spirit of adventure> 2:  an exciting or remarkable experience <an adventure in exotic dining> 3:  an enterprise involving financial risk. The process of being homeless encompasses all three of the definitions that Merriam defines.  Adventure can be a great thing – like being on a roller coaster, but when out on the streets, too much of it can make a person feel as if they’ve ridden the ride too long and now they are about to puke.  Everyday is an adventure to a homeless person, it just depends on what stage of the game that you are in, that makes the adventure feel like heaven or hell. The part about undertaking danger and risk, seems to be where I’m at at this point Read More …

Singing Out Loud

Sing I want to sing, for I just found out that I have been placed into a shelter that will give me up to a year to get myself together.  I have waited for over seven months for this opening to come available.  Having this shelter means that I can concentrate on finding a job, building my references and getting an apartment. The shelter that I was staying at before only left me with a 4 month stay, which can cause a person to begin to stabilize, but only partially.  At the time that I was staying at the homeless shelter with the 4 month stay, I wondered whether or not I should look for a full-time or part-time job, or whether I should look for a job at all. In not only looking for a job but having one, I needed a place to shower and put my clothes and I Read More …