When you are homeless it often feels as if the whole world is against you, and that the pressures against you are overwhelming. And you feel that fighting against the stream is just a waste of time and effort. It is very common to experience some depression when things are going the wrong way, or not going at all. That old depression can really sap your strength and your motivation.
But you MUST push forward, despite it all – even if it seems like such a waste. If you push hard enough, long enough, and not give up, eventually things will start moving in your direction again.
It is also very important to include as many friends and family as possible in your efforts to improve your situation. Sometimes that’s difficult because part of becoming homeless means distancing yourself from friends and family. Sometimes you have to make new friends and create a new family for yourself, perhaps out of the very people homeless people you meet on the streets. Team work pays off. Sharing of the load helps.
I’ve been spending the day, today, pushing against the unfortunate event of losing my wallet and all its contents, including a bank card, state ID and Social Security card. I’m hoping that by Friday I should have replaced everything that was lost, with the exception of the 10 bucks that was inside the wallet.
I appreciate everyone’s help with this.