I want to tell a story. 🎥
There was a time in my life when I was homeless, by choice. As This was a choice of mine, to be clear I am not posting this to receive sympathy. I was unhappy in my home life so at aged 16 and a half I left home. At times I slept in my car, stayed at friends houses mostly on the floor (when available) or slept on the street. It sucked. Because of a few great people I survived and will be forever thankful to those families. I was blessed to be given the opportunities I have had in life and I do not regret these hard times at all, for they forged who I am today. I was going through some severe difficulties as a teenager with my family, and acted out in many ways for a very long time. My behaviour was easy to judge. Many people judge homeless people. In fact most people judge everyone around them without knowing anything about them other than the way they look, what their friends say or what they have heard. I think that is sad. Whatever happened to talking to people and getting to know them first, just accepting them for who they are?🤔 Everyone has a story, and some of them are amazing if you just give them a chance.
The reason this story is relevant now is because this year I have committed to the CEO sleepout. This is an annual event run by Vinnie's to raise money and awareness for homelessness in Australia. As a part of this commitment I will for one night experience again what it's like not to have a home. 1400 CEOs across Australia will join Vinnie's for this amazing experience and I am very proud to be one of them.
If you want to, please feel free to help Vinnies and I raise money and awareness for this great cause at the link below. #support
Link in my bio!