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The Homeless Writer--And The Fight Continues

Nathan Donkor

Posted on March 10, 2019 18:09

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I'm no longer homeless and now I have a job. But even with all the "great" things happening, will it be enough? Can I make it work? And for how long?

I know it's been a while since I've written on the Homeless Writer series, but in my defense, this first part of the year has been quite hectic for me.

Of course, as most of my readers know, I am no longer homeless and have been living in a one bedroom house since the beginning of November. With the grace of God, a church has paid the rent for a few months--a timeline that ends in April. So, for the past few months (and especially in the past few weeks) I've been frantically trying to get my financial status in order so I can take care of myself when that time comes.

Once again, I have applied to many jobs--both in my local area and online--and for a while, it was beginning to look bleak. But then, a few weeks ago, I got lucky--I ended up finally getting hired by McDonald's.

Now, let's go into a little backstory of my working career. For a while, I was actually in the food industry--working at Pizza Hut for almost ten years--so, I had no intention of going back any time soon. To be totally honest, I hate working in food service--but it was either that or be completely broke and of course, the decision was a no brainer. My only worry is that now that I'm back working food service, I may end up getting stuck there for another decade--a time frame, that at my age, I don't have time to waste.

The whole purpose of going back to school was to make my way to a better career path. Now, it just feels like all of the work I've put in has been for nothing and I'm right back where I started ten years ago. And with a $550 rent bill and other utility payments, I sorely need a better job than McDonald's--which has now caused me to look for a second gig.

All in all, things could be worse--I could be jobless and homeless. So believe me when I say I am thankful for everything that I currently have. However, things could be better as well and that's something I am constantly reminded of every time I receive my check.

It is still quite apparent that I need a better job (or rather, a career), but no matter what I do, it always seems like the odds are frequently against me when it comes to that.

But until then, I guess I’m stuck with hectic schedules and erratic fast food procedures--in the hopes of building up my office (purchasing a desktop, internet package, laptop, etc.) so that I can better utilize my resources, spruce up my skills, and hopefully get a better job (preferably one that involves writing and content creation).

Wish me luck, my dear readers... 

Nathan Donkor

Posted on March 10, 2019 18:09

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