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homelessguy92

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You can ALWAYS get food stamps, unless your income or your assets are too great. The ONLY exception is certain counties in South Carolina, where you have to take a government job if it is offered to you, in addition to or in lieu of food stamps. But that is actually a good thing, isn't it? The counties include Greenville, Richland and Charleston.

As I understand it, you say you are not eligible for food stamps because you are getting unemployment compensation. Is that right?

My next question would be: then why are you homeless if you are getting unemployment compensation? I don't get it. If you can't afford rent in Dallas, get out of there and go to some rural county and get you a trailer.

You can apply for emergency food stamps if you are homeless and without funds, and get the SNAP card within a week.

Best of luck to you, my friend. I have been homeless and know how terrible it feels.
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READ the beginning of the thread!!!!! If you did, you would have known that OP left Texas at the very beginning of the thread!!!
WHY oh WHY do people post before they read even a lil bit of the thread????!!!

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I don't understand that either. Unfortunatly the forum won't let me edit or ammend my original post.
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OP, look into a finding a job at a call center. I just got one when times became tough and it's helped a lot simply because its something. The job is shit, to be honest. However, certain people can make you smile and at the end of the day, you're getting money. Most of them hire almost all the time and you don't need loads of experience, which is good for those who lack but are in need of it. It'll be something to hold you over until you can find something better.
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I spent 15 Years working in a call center and that is an environment I will NEVER go back to.
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Hi OP...finally read your thread...I was touched by your humility and yet hopeful faith....I also have renewed faith in humanity after reading about the generosity of some people who posted on your thread...I will follow along and keep you in my thoughts and prayers and help where I can when I can...Godspeed to you...my heart goes out to you...sun
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All the best for you OP!!!

hf
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You know not to eat asperagus, right?

That is supposed to be terrible for gout.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4417006


Nor prawns [shrimp] or other shell-fish.

Glad things are looking up Mike :)
"How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us"
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Two pieces of good news in my life for anyone who continues to read this thread.
I'm hoping this may be that sign.
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applause2
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I have a lot to decide. I'm thinking investing my money in a skill on something i actually went to school for but was never able to tranlate into a real world income. Maybe this is the time.
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Your recent experience is a good lesson for us all to remember to always plan for tomorrow.

Meditate [pray] & ask the Universe/God for guidance.
"How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us"
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I'm glad it's so hard for you to get a new license OP. Just think how easy it would be for a terrorist to get away with getting proper ID if they didn't have all these hassles in place. You should be grateful.

Also you don't need a license to live. There is such a thing as working under the table for cash, and finding a landlord who doesn't require a background check and other things.
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I need a license if I want to purchase a car, register that car, get insurance and drive in this state. I need that ID to open a savings/checking account. And I understand that ther should be some things to make it difficult to get an ID...BUT I have been driving for 25 years, I have a SS card and #. SURELY in this day and age this can be proven without forcing a person in distress to jump through hoops.
 Quoting: homelessguy92


Am I reading this right? Does one really need a NY drivers license to drive in NY even if one holds a valid license from another state? Does this apply to every state in the U.S., that one state license is not recognised or legal in another state ???
"How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us"
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same reason they put up signs saying not to feed the wildlife at parks...the animals grow dependent on handouts and won't fend for themselves...


So even a homeless white guy is an animal to you? Money makes a human eh brief? You fucking scum bag.


Ok, bore me with some details...in the land of opportunity a white man that doesn't have a pot to piss in and claims to be drug free is homeless?
 Quoting: BRIEF


...says the guy who's posting on GLP 24/7
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I'm glad it's so hard for you to get a new license OP. Just think how easy it would be for a terrorist to get away with getting proper ID if they didn't have all these hassles in place. You should be grateful.

Also you don't need a license to live. There is such a thing as working under the table for cash, and finding a landlord who doesn't require a background check and other things.
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I need a license if I want to purchase a car, register that car, get insurance and drive in this state. I need that ID to open a savings/checking account. And I understand that ther should be some things to make it difficult to get an ID...BUT I have been driving for 25 years, I have a SS card and #. SURELY in this day and age this can be proven without forcing a person in distress to jump through hoops.
 Quoting: homelessguy92


Am I reading this right? Does one really need a NY drivers license to drive in NY even if one holds a valid license from another state? Does this apply to every state in the U.S., that one state license is not recognised or legal in another state ???
 Quoting: paul777


According to the ny state dmv, you're supposed to get a ny license within 30 days of residency. I'll certainly need one if i want to purchase, REGISTER AND INSURE a care in new york state.
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Good luck,OP. Everybody makes mistakes. No one is perfect. Some think they are, but they aren't.

Assuming you're a guy, there's not much help from public or private agencies for adult men. Most are aimed at women and women with children. But there are many programs aimed at alcoholics and drug addicts, and the government money must be used specifically for these two issues, so you might just lie and tell a social worker or whoever that you're an alcoholic and/or drug addict [assuming you aren't] and that will grease the wheels so-to-speak. People who're diagnoses as mentally ill [including things like depression], alcoholic or drug addict are even entitled to subsidized housing, in addition to things like SSI, whereas 'regular' homeless guys aren't.

It's unfortunately a game and guys like you have to play it. Good luck.
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your'e right, babies who cry get the milk...use the system to your advantage when you have to, no crime in that...wish you luck and will pray for you
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You know not to eat asperagus, right?

That is supposed to be terrible for gout.
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Nor prawns [shrimp] or other shell-fish.

Glad things are looking up Mike :)
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Yep. I'm being real careful with my diet these days. I still have bad days on my foot (cold/rain) but compared to how it was three weeks ago, it's a world of difference.
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I love all of the vitriol on this thread (sarcasm). I've had major struggles too since last year...MAJOR. Apparently it isn't okay to have troubles and end up homeless, but it is okay to berate someone who's lost everything and is being as humble as one can be about it...

I don't think I've ever shaken my head in disgust as much as I am this morning.
-- EK
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I love all of the vitriol on this thread (sarcasm). I've had major struggles too since last year...MAJOR. Apparently it isn't okay to have troubles and end up homeless, but it is okay to berate someone who's lost everything and is being as humble as one can be about it...

I don't think I've ever shaken my head in disgust as much as I am this morning.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


There is ALOT of kindnesss in this thread too :)
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I love all of the vitriol on this thread (sarcasm). I've had major struggles too since last year...MAJOR. Apparently it isn't okay to have troubles and end up homeless, but it is okay to berate someone who's lost everything and is being as humble as one can be about it...

I don't think I've ever shaken my head in disgust as much as I am this morning.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


There is ALOT of kindnesss in this thread too :)
 Quoting: homelessguy92


There is. I just couldn't even make it past the first page...

I'm addressing specific people vaguely (in order to NOT get banned again). Some of the comments I was reading were pretty awful.

But I did find some good resources here...so there's that. And I will always believe that the good people will outnumber the bad.
-- EK
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I love all of the vitriol on this thread (sarcasm). I've had major struggles too since last year...MAJOR. Apparently it isn't okay to have troubles and end up homeless, but it is okay to berate someone who's lost everything and is being as humble as one can be about it...

I don't think I've ever shaken my head in disgust as much as I am this morning.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


There is ALOT of kindnesss in this thread too :)
 Quoting: homelessguy92


There is. I just couldn't even make it past the first page...

I'm addressing specific people vaguely (in order to NOT get banned again). Some of the comments I was reading were pretty awful.

But I did find some good resources here...so there's that. And I will always believe that the good people will outnumber the bad.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid



Some of the comments were bad, but honestly I understand that because the internet is 95% crap. However, the outpouring of emotional kindness I've received from the GLP community far outweighs the occasional hateful attitude. I never in my life could have expected to be so uplifted from this forum. There are people on this forum who have really touched my life, and I know that no matter what happens in my life from this moment forward, that i will always remember these wonderful people.
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I love all of the vitriol on this thread (sarcasm). I've had major struggles too since last year...MAJOR. Apparently it isn't okay to have troubles and end up homeless, but it is okay to berate someone who's lost everything and is being as humble as one can be about it...

I don't think I've ever shaken my head in disgust as much as I am this morning.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


There is ALOT of kindnesss in this thread too :)
 Quoting: homelessguy92


There is. I just couldn't even make it past the first page...

I'm addressing specific people vaguely (in order to NOT get banned again). Some of the comments I was reading were pretty awful.

But I did find some good resources here...so there's that. And I will always believe that the good people will outnumber the bad.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid



Some of the comments were bad, but honestly I understand that because the internet is 95% crap. However, the outpouring of emotional kindness I've received from the GLP community far outweighs the occasional hateful attitude. I never in my life could have expected to be so uplifted from this forum. There are people on this forum who have really touched my life, and I know that no matter what happens in my life from this moment forward, that i will always remember these wonderful people.
 Quoting: homelessguy92


I understand - and I actually agree. I love GLP for that reason. I don't even think it's 95%...I believe that the majority of the people here are awesome.

I guess I take it more personally because, while I've been struggling and dwindling, I have all of these family members who are church-going, buttoned-up types that care more about upgrading their iPods than even bothering to ask if I'm okay or not. I don't even want anything from them - I'm fine on my own - but contact would be nice. Being rejected by people who you used to fellowship with is tough to swallow...
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So as of today I am officially homeless.

I won't bore you all with long sob stories.

About a year ago lost my job of twelve years, couldn't find new work, made some bad financial choices, and today I sit in the public library on my old laptop typing away as all my posessions lay in three small suitcases very close to where I am sitting.

I think this might possibly be the worst place to be homless, given the horrible heat.

So I have seventy-five cents to my name, am not sure where I'll be putting my head down to sleep tonight, and was wondering if anyone else out there has been in a similar prediciment.

I'll update my story here as I can. Maybe a few people will find it interesting.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5574349


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can blame a few things, like:

#1 Woodrow Wilson and his adminstration.

#2 FDR (1933) Communist Infiltrator, who sold this country (USA) out.

#3 Some Jews, (not all, but some types). With Jewish Bleeding heart Liberal Democratic Mentality.

Nuff said..

rant

There's your answer..
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So as of today I am officially homeless.

I won't bore you all with long sob stories.

About a year ago lost my job of twelve years, couldn't find new work, made some bad financial choices, and today I sit in the public library on my old laptop typing away as all my posessions lay in three small suitcases very close to where I am sitting.

I think this might possibly be the worst place to be homless, given the horrible heat.

So I have seventy-five cents to my name, am not sure where I'll be putting my head down to sleep tonight, and was wondering if anyone else out there has been in a similar prediciment.

I'll update my story here as I can. Maybe a few people will find it interesting.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5574349


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can blame a few things, like:

#1 Woodrow Wilson and his adminstration.

#2 FDR (1933) Communist Infiltrator, who sold this country (USA) out.

#3 Some Jews, (not all, but some types). With Jewish Bleeding heart Liberal Democratic Mentality.

Nuff said..

rant

There's your answer..
 Quoting: Future Viewer 804276


HAHAHAHA!!!! ^^^ Here we go again. Haterade!
-- EK
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There is ALOT of kindnesss in this thread too :)
 Quoting: homelessguy92


There is. I just couldn't even make it past the first page...

I'm addressing specific people vaguely (in order to NOT get banned again). Some of the comments I was reading were pretty awful.

But I did find some good resources here...so there's that. And I will always believe that the good people will outnumber the bad.
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid



Some of the comments were bad, but honestly I understand that because the internet is 95% crap. However, the outpouring of emotional kindness I've received from the GLP community far outweighs the occasional hateful attitude. I never in my life could have expected to be so uplifted from this forum. There are people on this forum who have really touched my life, and I know that no matter what happens in my life from this moment forward, that i will always remember these wonderful people.
 Quoting: homelessguy92


I understand - and I actually agree. I love GLP for that reason. I don't even think it's 95%...I believe that the majority of the people here are awesome.

I guess I take it more personally because, while I've been struggling and dwindling, I have all of these family members who are church-going, buttoned-up types that care more about upgrading their iPods than even bothering to ask if I'm okay or not. I don't even want anything from them - I'm fine on my own - but contact would be nice. Being rejected by people who you used to fellowship with is tough to swallow...
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


You know. When i made the initial post here I guess about a month ago now, I had literally hit rock bottom. I made a lot of bad decissions (most my own fault) that left me peniless, homeless, and I had burned bridges with many of my family and friends who had tried to help me but I effed that up, too. I have NEVER been a religious person in my life, but at t around that moment, as I sat and made my post wondering what the heck was going to happen, I did pray to a higher power. And somehow, I pushed all my self pity and loathing aside, and good things started to happen. Some great ideas came from this very forum, and I also believe that some guideance came from "above" I see this as my second change, and I plan to use it to the ability to not only better myself, reinvent myself, but ultimately make restituion to people I have wronged in my life.
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So as of today I am officially homeless.

I won't bore you all with long sob stories.

About a year ago lost my job of twelve years, couldn't find new work, made some bad financial choices, and today I sit in the public library on my old laptop typing away as all my posessions lay in three small suitcases very close to where I am sitting.

I think this might possibly be the worst place to be homless, given the horrible heat.

So I have seventy-five cents to my name, am not sure where I'll be putting my head down to sleep tonight, and was wondering if anyone else out there has been in a similar prediciment.

I'll update my story here as I can. Maybe a few people will find it interesting.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5574349


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can blame a few things, like:

#1 Woodrow Wilson and his adminstration.

#2 FDR (1933) Communist Infiltrator, who sold this country (USA) out.

#3 Some Jews, (not all, but some types). With Jewish Bleeding heart Liberal Democratic Mentality.

Nuff said..

rant

There's your answer..
 Quoting: Future Viewer 804276


HAHAHAHA!!!! ^^^ Here we go again. Haterade!
 Quoting: ElectricKoolaid


cruise Haterade! cheers
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Michael,

Thank you for this thread. I enjoyed reading it, what an adventure you have had.

I believe the positive response to your plight came from your opening your heart and soul and taking responsibility for your plight. Your honesty and need touched hearts as we all are only a few steps from the same plight.

An accident, poor health, the economy,...we all are vulnerable to something and a helping hand blesses the giver as well.

Hope you are feeling better and are able to make all your dreams come true.

Try to make good on your old debts to family, guilt is a weight we are better off without.

Best of luck to you!
hfhfhf

Just read your blog, a good first step. I believe you should keep it up as a form of self reflection and knowledge and therapy. We tend to see what we believe, and often we believe things that just are not true.

Relationships can be repaired, when you know where you went wrong, when you make amends and ask forgiveness.

I'm truly sorry you lost your job. I believe it is an opportunity to start a better more mindful life, thank God it didn't happen when your were much older.

One of the biggest employers here now tests for cigarette smoking and you can lose your benefits and your job for smoking cigarettes, being overweight, or not exercising! The world is changing fast, being self employed is the best bet for long term freedom and job security as we all age.

Stay mindful, hopeful and joyous, and blessings will come to you and those you interact with.

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So as of today I am officially homeless.

I won't bore you all with long sob stories.

About a year ago lost my job of twelve years, couldn't find new work, made some bad financial choices, and today I sit in the public library on my old laptop typing away as all my posessions lay in three small suitcases very close to where I am sitting.

I think this might possibly be the worst place to be homless, given the horrible heat.

So I have seventy-five cents to my name, am not sure where I'll be putting my head down to sleep tonight, and was wondering if anyone else out there has been in a similar prediciment.

I'll update my story here as I can. Maybe a few people will find it interesting.
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Hello friend, if you would like I can bring you food and water for several days! I live close to dallas and would not mind driving out to help an unfortunate soul.

If you want to get in contact, email me at michaelb165@hotmail.com
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hf
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Op I wish you would of had a real story of homelessness. Being homeless for a few days is like taking a field trip. I was once on the street for a month when I was 18, met so many interesting squatters and homeless drug addicts. Best time of my life. Most homeless people eventually find like minds to travel in packs with. It's really not so bad being homeless unless you're really young or old and can't fend for yourself.
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Best wishes to you OP; and a tip of the hat to the AC 40170718, from Spain, who from day one, brought only positive posts and energy to this thread. We need THAT kind of mentality to spread across this earth!
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Michael,

Thank you for this thread. I enjoyed reading it, what an adventure you have had.

I believe the positive response to your plight came from your opening your heart and soul and taking responsibility for your plight. Your honesty and need touched hearts as we all are only a few steps from the same plight.

An accident, poor health, the economy,...we all are vulnerable to something and a helping hand blesses the giver as well.

Hope you are feeling better and are able to make all your dreams come true.

Try to make good on your old debts to family, guilt is a weight we are better off without.

Best of luck to you!
hfhfhf

Just read your blog, a good first step. I believe you should keep it up as a form of self reflection and knowledge and therapy. We tend to see what we believe, and often we believe things that just are not true.

Relationships can be repaired, when you know where you went wrong, when you make amends and ask forgiveness.

I'm truly sorry you lost your job. I believe it is an opportunity to start a better more mindful life, thank God it didn't happen when your were much older.

One of the biggest employers here now tests for cigarette smoking and you can lose your benefits and your job for smoking cigarettes, being overweight, or not exercising! The world is changing fast, being self employed is the best bet for long term freedom and job security as we all age.

Stay mindful, hopeful and joyous, and blessings will come to you and those you interact with.
 Quoting: stillhere


Thank you for your kind and uplifting words; they mean a lot. And yes I completely take responsiblity for the bad things I've done in my life. I can't undo them. I don't know if I was meant to be where I am right now. I do know that I see this as a second chace, one I will not squander. Once I get myself established here a bit more, and once I can overcome the beouracacy, red tape, and minor financial burden of trying to get a copy of my birth certificate I'll be a lot happier. It's amazing the things we take for granted in life.
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u cant goto a shelter in texas unless you pass a drug test

look into it
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I am drug=free

Shelters from what I hear are always at max occupancy here. I will check around. Thank you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5574349


My 16 year old, with no training or learned skills, just got a job...so can you
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if you lived in Texas with all the rancheros and illegals your son would not find a job. why hire a kid when they can hire two Mexicans who will work 3 times as fast for for the same wages , PA has very little Mexicans .. caucasians still do the landscaping, the east Indians haven't bought up all of the companies yet, you don't have hadji stores on every corner, or fleets of illegals ready to do any job in the parking lot of lowes or home depot , but don't worry the Mexicans will make it out this way eventually...businesses don't care about the community just profit margins
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Op I wish you would of had a real story of homelessness. Being homeless for a few days is like taking a field trip. I was once on the street for a month when I was 18, met so many interesting squatters and homeless drug addicts. Best time of my life. Most homeless people eventually find like minds to travel in packs with. It's really not so bad being homeless unless you're really young or old and can't fend for yourself.
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Well, I'm sorry my story doesn't live up to expectation. I am kinda glad I didn't have to go homeless for a long period of time. Best wishes to you :)
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Michael,

Thank you for this thread. I enjoyed reading it, what an adventure you have had.

I believe the positive response to your plight came from your opening your heart and soul and taking responsibility for your plight. Your honesty and need touched hearts as we all are only a few steps from the same plight.

An accident, poor health, the economy,...we all are vulnerable to something and a helping hand blesses the giver as well.

Hope you are feeling better and are able to make all your dreams come true.

Try to make good on your old debts to family, guilt is a weight we are better off without.

Best of luck to you!
hfhfhf

Just read your blog, a good first step. I believe you should keep it up as a form of self reflection and knowledge and therapy. We tend to see what we believe, and often we believe things that just are not true.

Relationships can be repaired, when you know where you went wrong, when you make amends and ask forgiveness.

I'm truly sorry you lost your job. I believe it is an opportunity to start a better more mindful life, thank God it didn't happen when your were much older.

One of the biggest employers here now tests for cigarette smoking and you can lose your benefits and your job for smoking cigarettes, being overweight, or not exercising! The world is changing fast, being self employed is the best bet for long term freedom and job security as we all age.

Stay mindful, hopeful and joyous, and blessings will come to you and those you interact with.
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Thank you for your kind and uplifting words; they mean a lot. And yes I completely take responsiblity for the bad things I've done in my life. I can't undo them. I don't know if I was meant to be where I am right now. I do know that I see this as a second chace, one I will not squander. Once I get myself established here a bit more, and once I can overcome the beouracacy, red tape, and minor financial burden of trying to get a copy of my birth certificate I'll be a lot happier. It's amazing the things we take for granted in life.
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You get yourself out of one predicament with being homeless with help and now that you are facing more struggles with the financial system you need to keep your mind and heart free from stress and have faith.

I know because I also have been let down by burdens I thought were out of my control with the system and people but sometimes it pays to be thankful for what you have now and not to worry too much about the future.

Blessing and hope your life works out as you dream on!
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You know. When i made the initial post here I guess about a month ago now, I had literally hit rock bottom. I made a lot of bad decissions (most my own fault) that left me peniless, homeless, and I had burned bridges with many of my family and friends who had tried to help me but I effed that up, too. I have NEVER been a religious person in my life, but at t around that moment, as I sat and made my post wondering what the heck was going to happen, I did pray to a higher power. And somehow, I pushed all my self pity and loathing aside, and good things started to happen. Some great ideas came from this very forum, and I also believe that some guideance came from "above" I see this as my second change, and I plan to use it to the ability to not only better myself, reinvent myself, but ultimately make restituion to people I have wronged in my life.
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Goes to show that despite what the born-agains think our Creator/God/the Divine is there for every single one of us. All we need to do is have hope & take the first step :)
"How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us"
Pope Leo X [1513-1521]
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OP, just out of curiosity, what are you doing for a living now? (I've followed the thread from the start but don't see what kind of work you're doing).

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