So, I’ve gone through a lot lately, I was enrolled to college out of high school, as are most people these days.
I was promised a job, a house, a roof over my head, and all the things that go a long with moving from one parent to another.
As soon as I made the journey from my Grandparents to my fathers, I knew something wasn’t right though.
The job my father had promised me, it never existed.
Even after not dropping a dime to child support for the last 18 years of my life, he still complained when there was another person under his roof.
The second I couldn’t deal with all his stipulations and terms of living by and his constant bickering and stories and lies, he booted me out, and left me stranded with no plans. There went college, there were no dorms on campus and the job he supposedly had for me never existed so I couldn’t afford anÂ apartment.
So, now I’m back at my grandparents house, but only for another few weeks, then they go back to Florida where they actually live instead of New York where they’re trying to sell a house. Which puts me on the street.
I mean sure I could couch hop from friend to friend do odd jobs for a meal once in a while and just survive. But after everything that’s been going on in my head and all the emotions that have built up inside and all the recklessness i’ve inflicted upon myself and others, I feel like maybe I should give back.
For myself, for others, for awareness.
So after considering many options I thought of different things like the Job Corps and joining the military, but because of a past history of asthma I can’t join the military, and the job corps is almost moreÂ competitiveÂ than colleges these days.
So I had to think of another idea, and days went by until I finally realized it.
you here about homeless problems and world hunger and third worldÂ countryÂ issues, but how often if ever do you hear about the kids in the news, aside from teacher strikes and school issues with budgets, you don’t really.
So I’m going to walk.
I’m going to walk from the State of New York, to the State of California, to raise awareness for the homeless children and teenagers.
It’s not going to be an easy thing, considering I have no budget or actual supplies, I’ll pretty much be living off the land and aside from a few facebook posts, and this post here, I don’t think anyone will really know my purpose. But if I can spread word at all in the next few weeks, get a small budget going and some supplies, I have some fishing gear and warm clothes, I live in new york as I said, then I can make this more public, maybe get a blog going to update and things like that. I don’t expect nationwide fame, but as long as I can touch a few people and raise awareness to an extent I’ll be happy.
I’m not a guy who’s going to change the world. Hell, I don’t wanna be.
but I am the guy who’s going to get other people to start thinking.
This isn’t really a great website to post this on, but it’s been a sort of home to me aside from just lurking and the few posts I have made.
So if you’ve gotten this far, thank you for reading and maybe I’ll meet some of you along the way on my journey. I’ll keep you updated.