||[Sep. 3rd, 2005|11:36 am]
Well everyone, I have been a resident in a homeless unit for 8 months now. And i know for a fact perhaps the most challenging time of my life so far. What has came out of it?......well aside from continual paranoia......only the respect for people that, at first glance, may seem like the kind that you would never interact with, give time of day to, or simply stop to have casual conversations with in the street. I feel my-self going back to that cliche of "dont judge a book by its cover " Well in some cases that seems to be exactly the case, however not always. Okay the point of this entry isn't to babble on about the trials and tribulations of life and I certainly ain't going to get all philosophical. The point is to say all that is now just going to be a distant memory, which I will not be so keen to retrieve. I now have keys to my new flat...no..that's wrong...my new home. Where i know I will be able to overcome future challenges without being paranoid or angry...or just simply with a big chip on my shoulder....which unfortunately has been the way i have been living recently. No dont worry I'm not going to start singing to the birds or make home baked pies, I'm going to live the way i should have been living and damn to hell I'm going to enjoy it. A good friend of mine was asked "whats your greatest achievement?" He replied my flat. Its true though theres nothing like the feeling of achieving something so great something thats yours, your wee box if you like. Unfortunately the other person replied "thats not an achievement"...well I'd just like to say bullshit.
Anyways I'd just like to say Thank you to a special person, you know who you are xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I'm off now to get a carpet and hope to talk to you all soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxx