Finally, it took me a long time to get this for you, LOL! It wasn't easy, but then again nothing in my life is. This is actually the 3rd time I did this video and also the 3rd day of trying to get it posted here on my little blog for you.
Personally, I would rather you never see me, LOL! I look like I got hit by a truck. I don't sleep well at night, not because I sleep in a tent but mostly because I think a lot and it keeps me up. Last night I might not have really slept at all.
So, I look bad and I'm nervous. Its the first time ever doing this and it was not easy. My brain was scattered all over the place to top it all off.
The reasons I did this for you:
1- So you can actually see me. As awful as I look, I do have a face and I am an actual person. I'm also seen all over Tampa. I go to church. I go into stores. I got to the library. I go to Starbucks, McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts. I used to go to day-labor (still no work) and there are a lot of people who know me (whether or not I like it). You might see me in any of these places and never know where I live. You might not ever think for a second that I live in a tent.
2- To show you where I live and what I do to get there.
3- To explain why I chose this spot. I have 4 main reasons for living where I do.
1: It's private and hard to find. No one is going to come looking for me. No one is going to find me.
2: It keeps me off other people's property and out of the reach of the Tampa, FL law enforcement.
3: It is safer than camping on the streets where anyone can get to me. Drug dealers and gang bangers often look for spots for the same reasons I do. They look for quiet, isolated places they can go and meet their clients at 2am. If they see me sleeping somewhere, I'm an easy target for them. They love easy targets.
The same also goes for these "homeless serial killers"! There always seems to be one of those little punks running around also.
4: It's a safe place to keep my stuff. If I had to bring all my stuff with me everywhere I went I wouldn't make it far. A lot of homeless people don't have that option. They have to bring their things with them (or they choose to have things to bring). Either way, in my opinion, that's a hold up. I have actually seen homeless people move down a street by moving a few bags at a time. They bring a few bags up the street and go back for the rest. I can't do that (sorry) and because I have a safe spot to put my stuff I don't have to. Believe me when I tell you that I'm very grateful for that luxury.
This is my first video! PLEASE, do not message me and tell me how you can't sleep at night now because you have see my ugly mug!
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