So it has been nearly 3 years since I have since last updated this site of mine. I don’t have much to say, but that a lot of has changed within the last 3 years. Went through ups and downs in those 3 years. Where should I start?
I was employed at the Shelter House – Thunder Bay for awhile. Homeless for 2 years when I came back out since my mother’s passing in August 2015. Being homeless has taught me a lot. I learned who the true friends are. They are the ones that are the ones in the same boat as you. We’ve shared a lot with each other even when we had little to offer. There were times I had to sleep outside, but a friend or two would offer to crash outside with me.
When I had my job at the Shelter House I was able to find a roof over my head for awhile until I was let go due to “short of funding”. I worked with Alejandra from Mexico as her Volunteer Coordinator Assistant. That was a new experience for me. After becoming homeless again I began to get in trouble with the law. That’s when my life took a negative turn again. That was until my lawyer recommended I take the diversion with the Canadian Mental Health Association Court Rent Supplement program. Without my lawyer recommending that I go with them I wouldn’t have meet Vanessa who has been such a great person in helping me get back on my feet. Helped me find housing, a parttime job, helped me get my IDs back and my back card. Now.. I just have to go to treatment this sometime in May. But before that happens, I want to try relocating to Port Arthur, Westfort or Northwood. Somewhere quiet.
But blah… that’s my life story put in short. I just pray it gets better from here.