The story of a homeless man who changed his life
2009 was the worst year of my life. Anyway, bye. But it was this year that I met a woman with whom I want to live until the end of my days.
By the time that turned my life, I was in a state of "free fall": without work, without means of subsistence, and in two weeks I should have been without a roof over my head. Plus addiction to alcohol and drugs. Every time I woke up, I did not understand why I should get out of bed.
This continued until I met HER.
I was absolutely not worthy of her, from whatever side you look (my opinion, not her). But for some reason she also fell in love with me. We met several times, and then she had to leave for Australia (we are both Americans, but she studied abroad). Our paths should have gone their separate ways. We were both very young and everything was happening too fast. She had to discover the whole world for herself, and it was time for me to work on the mistakes.
All I knew was that she was “the very one,” and I had to glue my life together into pieces. She deserved the best man, and I was going to be like that. I slept either in the car, or in a small pantry, where I kept my miserable belongings (I already sold guitars and furniture by that time). Sometimes I managed to spend the night on the couch in someone's home or on the floor. But I steadfastly fought with my bad habits and gradually improved relations with people whom I spoiled in the previous year.
As a result of a long search, I managed to get a part-time cashier, and I finally could afford to rent a house. I started eating right, going to the gym and thinking about how to build a career.
So, in separation, a year and a half passed, and finally, I learned that she was returning to the States. My love did not fade away at all, but I understood that everything could change in her life and set myself up for it. I was ready for the fact that she could be happy without me and was not going to get in her way.
To my great joy, she called as soon as she arrived. Soon we met in a small restaurant, and I immediately made her an offer.This picture was taken shortly after.
Everything that I wanted to say with my story - no matter how hopeless and senseless life may seem, everything can change if you really want to make maximum efforts. I did not deserve a second chance, but honestly earned it. If I could, then any of you can.
In the last picture - our dog, his name is Gary.