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Out of the Homeless Life

Most people wouldn’t believe that just a year ago, I was actually homeless. I had lost my job and couldn’t afford to live in my apartment, so I was evicted. I was living out of my car, traveling to different locations that would allow me to park, bathe, and wash my clothing. I did anything I could to get food and money, including even selling my own blood at a blood bank. Eventually things turned around for me and I move to one of the apartments in uptown Dallas.

The reason I was able to get out of my homeless state and afford an apartment was because of one of the odd jobs that I did when I was homeless. I would stand outside of the local home improvement store and look for anyone that would need some help with anything. People are always looking for someone to cut some wood, install some plumbing, or even move heavy objects to their car. Aside from accessing the Internet at the public library for a limited amount of time, there really was no way for me to find odd jobs online to do.

One day someone needed a person to fix a hole in a wall, and I was just the man for the job. I had done drywall fixes before, so it was nothing new to me. The person who needed help had already purchased the items they needed to fix the wall, and just needed me to do the task. I fixed the hole in less than an hour, and person thought I was quite a skilled worker. He asked me if I would like to do some more work with my hands, and recommended me to a man who does carpentry work. I got a new job with that man and now I can make money.

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