Sometimes in life things move along quite slowly and at other times events seem to happen with sudden and unexpected swiftness. I have been working at establishing myself and getting out of the homeless shelter for some time now with disappointing results. Recently, I finally came upon a situation which would allow me to do this. It was a difficult choice as the place that I was looking at was overpriced and two miles out of town as well as being squalid and rank, but it was the only solution that I was able to create for myself. And then, suddenly, I came upon another situation on the thirtieth of November (my birthday – and what an entirely unexpected birthday gift life threw at me). A friend of mine in Montpelier had a roommate who was no longer interested in living in the apartment that they shared. As a result, he was looking for a new roommate to split the rent, which was within my budget. And so, yesterday, the first of December, I gave him my half of the December rent, and this morning, with the help of a friend, I moved all my stuff out of the shelter and into my new bedroom in an apartment.
What a joy and a relief to finally achieve what I have been working towards for so long now. With my part time job at ORCA Media and my new residence, I now have a life in Montpelier.