Voice of San Diego has been sharing emails from a newly homeless woman named Liz. Homelessness affects all ages, not just the youth I write about in my Street Stories suspense novels. When I see the picture above and read her emails, it brings home the fact that I could be this woman. She is no different from me except that I have family who can take me in if worse comes to worse.
I have to remember I am not 25 any more. But, I made it. At about 4 am I went to the back of Lestat’s where there are some stairs, right behind the fire station and I tried to snooze, but I just rested and closed my eyes.
I was trying so hard to stay away that I don’t think it was profitable to stay up all night and now I am trying, still to stay awake. I have to work this out. Sleeping at the shelter would be the best idea.