Having to survive living homeless as a single woman is an exhausting fight to keep mentally strong and faith while under constant stress. Your nerves are wracked from paying attention to your surroundings, loud noises of the streets, having to plan out the most efficient way to sleep, eat, shower, budget, ask for help, keep up on clothes and hygiene, working a full time job, discovering how to occupy your time to overcome loneliness, and most importantly to never give up even when you feel subhuman to society. Help me invest in a stable warm camper van that I can call home. At this time, I need your support and encouragement.
I have attempted many different approaches to save and budget for shelter. It always seems to me the nearer, the further away. I put myself on the waitlist for housing, but the city lacks resources and shelters are full, it’s dangerous and cold sleeping at night, I’d fill out housing applications and pay fees but never received calls back, roommates have left without notice, I’ve held jobs and saved money but would end up back at the drawing board.
I feel like I have so much to offer and eager for a chance to start. If I had the opportunity, I can take that first step to progress towards where I want to be in life. I eventually want to invest in property in the woods, open up my self designed and built furniture shop, and a residency for artists and musicians to get away from the hustle and bustle. For now, the camper van will be a place to nurture my ideas and myself. I haven’t given up yet. Anything helps.