Youth and homelessness

Youth Youth and homelessness go together like cereal and milk.  When you’re young, you don’t mind sleeping on a mat, you’ll do it just to prove how bad-ass you are.  If you are homeless, it means that you are trying to make a point.  I know when I was young that’s how it was for me.  I would leave a shelter because I didn’t agree with the ethics of the place.  It didn’t matter to me that I had nowhere to go to, making a point was more important than my safety.  Now that I am older it seems that making a point is nowhere near as important as having a warm place to rest my head, I call it getting older. I see young people out on the streets, literally sleeping in doorways and out in the open and I think to myself, “You can do that know, but Read More …

My Apology to All That I Have Affected

Making an apology is a very hard thing to do.  We never mean to hurt, cause pain and deliberately cause suffering to someone but sometimes that’s what we do.  I have caused pain to others in the form of my anxiety.  In the past I have quit jobs, been snide and cruel and have generally been a pain in the ass.  In order to become a better person, the past must be addressed and corrected. In addressing the past, I was the way I was due to anxiety and depression, many of the things that I did came from a very dark place within me.  I feel that I am coming out of that dark place but it is taking time and I am learning how to deal with the world and all of its complications.  My past was one that was filled with abuse and a lot of negativity. Read More …