Homeless and Lost
By: Rebecca Price
Walking up to meet the young lady I once called homeless, man was I nervous. Getting ready to learn so much about someone I have only known for two months. The lady that meant nothing to me at first has become a real good friend of mine. As I approach the homeless lady who’s named I learned is Cindy Richards, she waits quietly for me in the windy park. As I got closer I realized she had on new clothing. Was she trying to impress me? I think it was nice of her to take this interview serious, because I did. She sat on the edge of the steps at the pavilion at the park with a black button up and nice dress pants. It was pretty cool on this day, so I decide to bring a light jacket with me. I was getting ready to start my interview. I sat directly across from her, not wanting to seem distant. I wanted to make sure she was as comfortable as possible.
Cindy is someone who is very soft spoken. Her life quite didn’t work out too well and that is what put her in the position she is in today. Having a bad childhood could sometimes stick with you mentally. Cindy had to live this miserable life and never got to enjoy her life as a child. Her mother wasn’t in her life like she needed her to be, and this really affected Cindy growing up. She has three children, two girls and a son. School life was stressful, and she didn’t get the chance to graduate with her class. She never got the chance to walk across the stage to receive a diploma. She was so stressed out from life outside of school that she couldn’t keep up with the class work and dropped out of school. Her educational level is very low. From talking to her I can tell that she is very discouraged, has no confidence, and low self-esteem. Cindy is a very beautiful lady. She just needs some guidance; she needs someone to show her the right direction to a successful and happy life.
So where have you been this morning?
Walked around for a bit. Doing my daily routine, gives me...