I am happy to report that I recently became housed. After two years of homelessness, I almost can’t a key to turn. I am immensely blessed and excited for what’s to come.

I have to admit, though, my first few weeks of being housed were not what I expected. I had a lot of anxiety about suddenly being indoors so much. I was even scared to be alone! After living in a tent community with several people just feet away, I felt so disconnected. Every little noise in the apartment scared me. It’s taken some time to get used to, and I had a hard time sleeping without the constant city noises in the background.

I’ve realized that you have to have balance. You can’t stay inside for days at a time like a hermit. So, I try to get out and continue to sell my papers. I recently got involved with a housing advocacy group called People for Fairness Coalition (PFFC).

I hope to be able to make a meaningful impact there and continue to improve my writing skills here at Street Sense.

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