Couple weeks back, I was on the phone with my bank. To make a very long story short, I decided it’s time to ask my bank how one goes about handling their debt situation from post-homelessness forward.
Toward the end of the surprisingly pleasant and extremely encouraging call, the representative with whom I spoke spent about five minutes explaining she gets calls like mine more often than not; only her callers are usually more hung up on the gory, angering details of their circumstances than approaching them in a calm manner. She practically thanked me for the , in which I face adversity.
We still have a lot of work to do to build out of the hole we’re in. And it’s going to be frustrating. But I want to take this moment to speak to those of us — myself included — who are going / have gone through a lot of shit.
I just got this gorgeous bracelet from CharisBlooms. The centerpiece states “enjoy the journey”. I love this message. When we were homeless, there was so much I disliked about it. But it was also a time in our lives that the world held near endless possibilities — and that, I appreciated.
There’s a laundry list of things I could’ve complained about on the streets. But as much as I didn’t want to be there, I also enjoyed the freedom of it. There’s something definitely freeing about sleeping wherever you find yourself. About carrying most [if not all] you own with you.
Wherever life has taken you. Whatever you’re doing in this moment. Enjoy. It. And if you don’t — if you cannot — have the courage to walk away. Journey onward to the next great thing.