The Homeless Chronicles Pt. 6a: The Adventure Begins!

My homeless experience truly began back on that fateful day when my dear friend Isabel showed up with that old Ford Explorer. My time at the shop was now over, so I packed up my two remaining cats, my tortoise, a bag of clothes, a blanket and pillow, and a cooler with some munchies. I…

The Homeless Chronicles Pt. 5B: How Could You Let it Get That Far?

After I had successfully moved everything I owned into storage, I started cleaning the place up a bit. I promised my dear landlord that I would not leave a mess for him. The shop was completely empty, except for a blanket on the floor of my former bedroom. I was going to continue sleeping there…

The Homeless Chronicles Pt. 5A: How Could You Let it Get That Far?

Some of the folks who have sent me messages about my other entries ask the same question: How could I have allowed all of this to happen? They ask with true kindness and curiosity, but I can tell by their tone what they’re really wondering. They’re really wondering about my strength, character, or my lack…

The Homeless Chronicles Pt. 4: The Ones That Cared

It probably sounds to you that I am holding a lot of resentment and bitterness toward my friends. I won’t deny that I am. You would too, and I guarantee that. If, after 7 months, you’re still out there and most of your friends have not even checked up on you, believe me, you’d be…

The Homeless Chronicles Pt.3: But What About Your Friends & Family?

Ah, yes: the friends and family. Here’s what happens when you tell your friends or family that you’re homeless: they always respond with something like “Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that! Hang in there!” What they won’t do when you tell them you lost everything: they won’t freak out and offer you a…

The Homeless Chronicles Pt. 1

It’s now been 30 days to the day that I posted my first entry about my experience being homeless. The first one was long-winded and unorganized, as I too was long-winded and unorganized. Although only one comment made it to the page, I did receive many comments when I re-posted it on Los Angeles Craig’s…