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May 01

It’s Moving Day!

moving day

What’s the big deal about me buying a house?

1. It’s a big deal.
2. It was really hard for me.
3. Seven years ago I was homeless.

The only roof over my head was the roof of a car that I was trying to keep from being repossessed. It was around the time that my father had passed away and I just couldn’t pull things together. I truly had a series of unfortunate events. I was separated from my kids, sleeping in the car, and staying with friends and family. During that time, I was also taken advantage of, mistreated, ridiculed, and the base of gossip. It was emotionally taxing. I wasn’t in that situation because I wanted to be and didn’t like being treated that way.

It was difficult finding a job and getting to that job I did find, but I kept pushing and pretending all was well. Over the course of those 7 years, I’ve had my share of slumlords and a couple of evictions. It was to the point where I had to get someone to get an apartment for me. My attitude + slumlords = trouble. I wasn’t having it and neither were they. Unfortunately, I did not have the upper hand in those situations, which created additional bad outcomes.

A few chapters in my life have ended with this move and I’m on to new, new beginnings. It was a difficult cycle to end on top of having financial, emotional, and health problems. There is a lot more to this story, but we bounced back. Through it all, my daughters were able excel academically and I do believe I’ve bounced back quite well. I wish I could have bought a home sooner, but now they know where I’ll be. We finally have a place to call home.

#homelessness #growth #stability #success #homeownership #financialfreedom #responsibility

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