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Originally posted by RRconservative
Seriously though...this is the 2nd thread this week about a member telling us about their near homeless situation. Yet both are accessing the internet?
Originally posted by Mr Mota
Didn't know where I should exactly post this, so you can move if need be.
Sorry, but I have no where else to rid myself of these thoughts. I just need to type this right now..
It's getting cold here. I am very restless, almost paranoid on a daily basis.
I currently live with my family, and our business is going belly up. We'll eventually lose our home and most likely go our separate ways.
I feel like I'm searching for a gold nugget in a coal mine while looking for jobs, but even the coal mines are collapsing. People are becoming very hostile and cold. I don't know if it's the winter, or the way our little town is falling down, but I hardly see a smile anymore.
I can feel my animal instincts rising every day, and they are not pretty to the social eye. I would be robbing people right now if I wasn't so empathetic, I just can't. I really do care about people, human life. Happiness.
I feel the need to leave very strongly. I am an Irish American, 24 years old, born and raised near lake Michigan. Without sounding too egomaniacal I consider myself a very good person. I'm courteous, sharing, and just like people to be comfortable. I am not, however, the kind of person who will stand by and watch destruction with an idle hand.
I may have to use my reserves and buy a train/plane ticket to some place warm. I come from a well rounded family, but I will be bringing only my guitar and my clothes, maybe a few electronic items to sell if need be. I was thinking about Ireland, home of my blood, but have never been there. Another possibility seems to be California, I stayed there once when I was a child for a while. Seems nice, and warm at least.
I'm not too concerned with what job I will have to acquire, I can usually pickup and learn something rather quickly. I can be a street musician for a few dollars if need be, I know a good amount of classic rock songs that people still like, hopefully.
On the other hand I can fish, plow, dig, or whatever the hell it takes to have food and shelter without freezing, and falling down this slope.
I'm terribly saddened to leave behind those that I truly love and care for, this is really breaking my heart to write, to think of those that will miss me, and oh, how I will miss them, eternally. Either way I chose, though, we will be hurting.
So, there's part of my being, summed up in a few paragraphs. I'm not looking for a fix-all solution, nor do I expect anyone to really think or care about another person that you've never met.
If you live/lived in either of those areas that I mentioned, please take time to give an honest reply. A few words will do if you are busy, I am not picky.
Just a recommendation will do if you are living peacefully, and if not, I wish you the best of luck. Take care of what you love. I'll try to make it back on in a few hours, thanks in advance for your replies.