Hawaii Teacher: My Descent Into Homelessness

Mike Wooten Google+

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.

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