Homeless and the holidays #homeless #Chicago #Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there!

While I don’t want to be a holiday downer I think it’s a good time to share what types of things are going through my mind on this holiday.

It is that time of year that friends and family congregate to enjoy their time with each other. That makes being homeless that much more depressing. You have friends that reach out to see what is going on and having to decline invitations based on pure embarrassment is the roughest part. That and something as simple as knowing the gas to get there is better off saved for something more important.

The hardest part for me also is not being able to relate to most people in the same situation as I am in. That’s also part of why I avoid the shelter. Not that there is anything wrong with the people that are there, I just can’t relate, nor do I want to. If this is good or bad time will only tell.

While there are plenty of available meals today I’ll be avoiding those too. Even though it is greatly appreciated I don’t want to be somewhere on that one time a year that someone is doing something out of a sense of obligation or because all of a sudden they feel sorry for the people who had to go there. Today is a day to personally reflect on what I’ve had and what I’ve lost with the one person that can make things better… Me.

So I may as well use this to start promoting myself. If anyone has any computer problems they need solved feel free to leave a comment here,
email chihomelessguy@gmail.com,
dm @chihomelessguy on twitter or
message on Facebook Chi Homelessguy. I guarantee the work and if you aren’t satisfied when I’m done you don’t pay. I’m also willing to work for much less than I should charge because of the circumstances I am in. Do you have an old laptop you aren’t using? I’ll barter my services for it. Slight update, I may have a laptop coming, however it isn’t here yet and I can’t count on something not in my possession. So if you can help out and I acquire something else I would donate it to a charity or return it to you.

If anyone reading this finds it in their heart they would like to help me, it can be done by http://www.gofundme.com/58fd60

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