You know all those wonderful Conservative parents who proceed to abandon, kick out, or cut off their children for any reason (including, but not limited to a child’s sexuality)?
Well here we go:
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV)
September 10th is a not just another day to me. It’s a chance to bring awareness to two of the most taboo and stigmatic issues facing this country today: Depression and Suicide. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. A day aimed at, well, preventing suicide. More on that in a moment, however.
It’s Suicide Prevention Day. I was inspired to finally publish something I’ve been working on.
I am tired of struggling, living in poverty, and paycheck to paycheck.
I want to get a car and I can’t afford it.
I want to go back to school and I can’t afford it.
I want to take more trips to visit my boyfriend and I can’t afford it.
Sometimes, I can’t afford to buy groceries or kitty litter after paying all of my bills. Sometimes, I decide to eat and enjoy some wine instead of paying a bill.
Where did I go wrong in life to end up here, after working hard all of my life (I am not exaggerating) and getting a degree from a “very great college.” I work two jobs. I work 50 hours a week or more; Sometimes I work 12 days in a row. It doesn’t make sense that I only make about 20k a year. I am smart, determined, and passionate about life and working and I want to do my best in life.
And I’m angry.
That time we (illegally) slept on the beach & woke up to this.