Hawaii Teacher: My Descent Into Homelessness
I became homeless this past year.
I didn’t do it to prove a political point, or to discover enlightenment — even though it turned out to be an enlightening and life-changing experience.
I wasn’t trying to learn empathy or to become a social activist.
It was simply because, as a teacher with student loans, a bad turn of events sent my finances wildly out of control.
I found myself looking at the possibility of total financial ruin, and I had to fight back.