Monday, November 29, 2010


I've been wanting to write this blog for several years. I've also been afraid that writing about living in poverty would be a distraction from trying to rise above it, but I've got a lot to say on the topic, and my experiences might be useful to somebody.

I'll keep it short and sweet — it's a challenge every single day.

I'm not a "welfare queen", whatever that is, though I once got food stamps for 3 months. I live in a rural area, am currently unemployed, have a few medical issues but no health insurance (of course).

Right now, I also have no heat in my house. It's late November, and that means 45ยบ inside the house. That should be remedied soon, when I get the chimney swept, but I didn't have the money to do that till today.

You jobhunting too? It's amazing, isn't it? I'm applying online to just about everything in my field, and I'm willing to relocate anywhere. Nothing has come up yet, but I am —

Ever the Optimist

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