On CNN Again; More Quickie Updates

Hey guys,

So, this afternoon I’m going to be on CNN again.  This time, though, it’s gonna be live!  *eep*  So tune in or set your TiVo to record CNN’s “Young People Who Rock” segment with the awesome Nicole Lapin at 12:30 PST!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything for over a week; the new job is fantastic and has been keeping me challenged/on my toes.  Plus my commute is four hours round-trip per day, and when I get back to the trailer, all I want to do is crash and unwind.  So I’ve been procrastinating, and I’m sorry.

I’m still on the back lot in Riverside, although that’s still a much huger step out of this.  In fact, it feels as though I’m in a bit more of a limbo between “homeless” and “not homeless”, by virtue of the fact that now I have some utility hookups, meaning that unlike living in the Walmart parking lot, I can flick on a light switch, cook, use the restroom, and even take a (cold) shower!  This is major progress!

Matt’s flying back home to Scotland on Monday, so I’m going to be spending all of my time this weekend with him – if you don’t see me around, that’s why!  This time, he won’t be able to make it back to Cali for probably 2 or 3 months, so that’s going to suck.

I swear though, after Matt lands safely in Scotland and I can stop chewing my nails over it, I’ll post a more comprehensive, detailed update.  I’ll also try my hardest to keep posting more often!

Love ya,

~Bri

Comments

  1. Stacey says:

    Hi Bri,
    I’m a homeless girl too (in Los Angeles). I first heard about your story in the Santa Monica Daily Press. I’m glad you’re getting the word out about ‘the new face of homelessness.’

    Like you, I’m an intelligent woman with marketable skills. But, my business and book haven’t taken off yet– so I find myself in this situation.

    I’m sitting in Echo Park, as I type this post on my little “Eee PC” laptop. I’ve been staying at a nearby women’s shelter and next Thursday is the last night that I can sleep there. My boyfriend just broke up with me and I thought I would be able to live with him. It’s more than a notion.

    Anyway thank you for all you do!

    Stay Blessed,
    Stacey

  2. feathergirl says:

    I’m glad you’re keeping busy and doing well. That’s a huge commute. How’s the pup doing?

  3. Maylen says:

    I am so glad things are looking up for you. Keep us posted on everything, and continue kicking ass and taking names!

  4. suz says:

    Heh, 4 hour commute? That is really hard…. that is a 12 hour+ work day girl! I hope that commute shortens up a bit and very soon. Keep on keeping on with the writing and all the love you put out into the community. Blessings to you Bri and your extended circle of friends – with and without homes.

  5. Laura says:

    Hello Bri:

    Way to go! Thank you for all you do. Remember to breath. Rooting for your many more successes. Sending good thoughts and positive energy your way. XXXXX’s on your dog.

    Laura
    PDX.

  6. Leigh Ann says:

    You are doing great. Take care of yourself. YOU are the most important!

  7. Michele says:

    I just spent the morning (after hearing about you from a co-worker) reading your blog – yes the whole thing. With the economy the way it is (I’m from Michigan) and all the stories I’ve heard that are similar to yours, I realize how close we all are to being in your situation. I wonder what I would do, where I would go and how I would live if I was dealt that hand. I’m thankful everyday that I have a job.

    I just want to let you know that I think you are a very courageous woman and I wish you continued success! I’m looking forward to the post that reads “WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!” :o )

  8. Stephen says:

    Err, the 4 hour commute. You’ve got a trailer, why dont you move closer ? Slightly retroical question as I guess the hassle of finding somwhere to put it is the problem. Shame you havent got a co-worker with a big yard …

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