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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Well I solved the homeless problem

Not the world's homeless problem, but my own. Check out my previous post if you have no idea what I'm talking about:

http://arbitrarymusingsofanirrationalmind.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-will-be-homeless-in-8-days.html

I tried so hard to make it in the city on my own. When that failed, my boyfriend and his five roommates graciously let me move in with them for two months.

Tomorrow I will move back in with my parents in another state and I am heartbroken. I will find a temporary job, make some money, and move back to Chicago as soon as I can. I will miss the city and my friends in it.




Update: I am so thankful that I do have my parents to fall back on. I am just going to miss my friends. But I will make some $$ and move back soon. You all have been so encouraging. I really appreciate your comments. 
Oh, my parents live in Wisconsin, so I'm not exactly getting a break from the harsh winter!

44 comments:

  1. On the plus side, you'll miss the Chicago winter. Well, unless you like -40 degrees with wind bursts strong enough to knock a grown man down.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear that. It's rough trying to make it out there on your own. Many people are in the same straits. If nothing else, you can to comfort in knowing that you have a goal and working towards it.

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  4. When life gives you lemons, be sure to send a hand written thank you note for the lemons, as email thank you notes can appear to be less sincere.

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  5. Sounds rough, least you won't be in Chicago for winter if that's a plus.

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  6. I wish you the best. Hopefully you and your parents get along well enough. I would have to go to the streets before moving back in with my parents.

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  7. its too bad you couldnt find a job. Good luck saving the dollar bills hope you get back soon.

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  8. living with your parents isn't too bad... you get a decent flow of food at least.. good luck!

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  9. At least you have your parents to fall back on, and it's not as if you didn't try otherwise. There's no shame in having family help you, that's what they're there to do when things get rough.

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  10. I would say this is a positive though because at least you have a place to go. I don't know if you like your parents or not, but they're giving you a place to stay. Good luck

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  11. booooo...on the plus side..free room and board. yay

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  12. Yep no rent/mortgage to pay -make sure you save a fat wad of cash ;)

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  13. See the plus side.
    At least YOU have a home, not like other people.

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  14. aw, hopefully things will get better soon

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  15. I like that little shout-out to your parents though. Despite your sadness, you show great class!

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  16. This is true that you will miss the chicagos cold weather and all. But yea missing out on your friends will be tough. But its definatly a challenge you have overcome and just another challenge that you will overcome. Dont give up no matter how hard things can be =) and just always do your best!

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  17. Hey there's nothing wrong with a financial recharge. We could all use that every now and then. You'll be back on your feat in no time.

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  18. Don't worry. Batman also lives in his parent's basement, and he's awesome.

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  19. sorry to hear that. get back soon

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  20. Sorry about that. Good luck on finding the money you need :)

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  21. Be grateful you have someone to fall back on like your 'rents.
    Your doing way better than most just having their support.
    Hang in there.

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  22. Good luck. Was in a similar situation two years ago and it ended up being the best thing that could happen to me!

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  23. your boyfriend is going to cheat on you after you move away. The man needs some vagina.

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  24. I used to live in my parents basement. Then I got tired, and moved. To the attic! :/

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  25. Good luck, hope it all works out for you as fast as possible!!!

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  26. Being homeless makes you appreciate rooves and walls

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  28. Having to move back in with your parents is a pain. I had to a few years back. But it's not so bad.

    Good luck with everything.

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  29. *BIG HUGS* I know what it is like to be a girl in the big city and have your life crumble (or so it seems) This may be the best thing for you right now, and remember Chicago will always be there! (Barring a nuclear attack or zombie Apocalypse! =P)

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  30. hang in there, if you have a MA in psych, you'll be bankin someday, aim for the phd next, shrinks make good $$$

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  31. You tried to make it on your own; that's the most you can do, my friend! I hope the stay with your parents works out well for you. Take it easy, and slowly build up some $$$.

    I wish you the best of luck! :3

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  33. I'm sorry to hear that, it must be very hard for you.

    I don't like moving into a new place, although meet with a new people, i still miss my old friends

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  35. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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  36. Atleast you're not gonna be homeless, that's something to be happy about. :P

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  37. Wow. It sucks to be this age in the recession, doesn't it? Sigh. I'm very sorry to hear you will have to leave the city you love and move back in with the folks. But I'm glad that you have a place to go and you won't be living on the street or something. I bet there are people in that situation out there...just think of it that way, I guess.

    I know you will get back on your feet and back in Chicago before you know it! It will just take a little time. :)

    I feel ya on the job situation. I was a reporter at a major newspaper for FOUR years and got laid off almost a year ago. I still havne't found a new job yet and I'm barely staying afloat on unemployment. It's a major blow to my self esteem and sanity. :S

    I'm crossing my fingers 2011 is our year, hon! xoxo

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