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Shit Happens: Coping Skills & Advice From A Teenager to His Peers

Updated on February 19, 2017
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A Boy..., A Dream..., A Dream Come True!

This is me now, with not just one..., but TWO of my dreams come true!
This is me now, with not just one..., but TWO of my dreams come true! | Source

Just Received a Notification...

Momma just sent me a message...
"Boy, I'm so proud of you!"...."Of who you've become." "Of how you turned out."

I turn my head to see my reflection staring back at me.

I apologize to the mirror. "I doubted you."

I jes' keep doing what I got to do....

I was a Broke & Homeless 14 Years Old.

Here is something inspirational that comes from my heart. Hope and pray that you never have to walk in my shoes..., but the truth is..., SHIT HAPPENS:

If you have become the victim of circumstance and you find yourself in a situation that is beyond your control, and you feel like you are losing all hope...,

...You need to hear what I have to say.

If you are broke or homeless and you see no end in sight, the struggle is real so...,

..., You need to learn what I have to say.

If you see no way out, times are tough and nothing, absolutely NOTHING is going right for you...,

...You need to understand what I have to say:

...You need to remember what I have to say:

It's All About Attitude.

This is me at 2..., an innovative problem solver... Obviously by the time I was 14, I could handle any obstacle that I came across.
This is me at 2..., an innovative problem solver... Obviously by the time I was 14, I could handle any obstacle that I came across. | Source

Keep Up The Fight.

Keep Up The Fight. Keep Your Dreams and Hope Alive. Go Great.

Your circumstances do not define you. You alone have the power to control your future. You alone have the ability to create your own destiny, no matter what. The bad times you are currently facing will make no difference in the long run, unless you let them affect you. Only you can define your own future. You may not have had a choice on how you got here, but you definitely can control how you choose to handle your future's outcome. Define your destiny by making your own choices. Stay positive. The best way to handle it now is by remembering that today will soon be yesterday. And tomorrow can only get better.

...Being broke is BAD.... Real BAD.

Have you ever had a dream? A wonderful dream? But you are too broke to implement it? Too tiny to do it? Too small to accomplish it? Too young to know any better and too inexperienced to do a damn thing about it?

Damn! I've been there too many times!

Life is tough. Opportunities will pass you by, just because you are a NOBODY. People will want your ideas, your vision, your dreams...but THEY WON’T WANT YOU. It’s a tough world out there with a lot of cruel people in it... If you ain't already famous or rich or connected, you will find it rough. It will seem that everything is out of reach and everyone wants to crush your dreams.

Doors will be shut on you. People will steal your glory and crush your hopes.

You will push and push... Yet NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

Life as Usual

Even as bad as things got, I never let it show.  It appeared to everyone at school that I was a "normal kid" with no problems.  I never let it get to me.
Even as bad as things got, I never let it show. It appeared to everyone at school that I was a "normal kid" with no problems. I never let it get to me. | Source

”That Will Never Be Me”, I Said To Myself.

You may start to lose all hope. You are broke... Damn broke. You will do odd jobs for some chump change in order to survive. You will be unable to buy food for yourself, and you will be unable to keep up on your daily upkeep... and YES, you may end up sleeping in the streets. It happens. Yes, it does.

You’ve noticed them your whole life..., those homeless people. You look around, you see it everywhere..., poverty. You used to think, “What a bunch of losers, sleeping on a park bench, begging for money on a street corner.” You couldn’t relate. You probably thought to yourself....

”THAT WILL NEVER BE ME.”

Guess what..... Spoiler Alert!!!! Haha.

Keep Dreaming!

So, next time anyone turns you away and tells you, “NO,” you have to remember this:

You have a dream. NEVER LET THEM CRUSH YOUR DREAM.

Because it’s YOUR dream and nobody can take that away from you.

Whatever happens to you, keep dreaming.

Even when they crush your hopes, Keep Dreaming.

Even when they turn you away, Keep Dreaming.

Even when they shut you down, Keep Dreaming.

They will try to Shut you down..., Shut you out..., and Shut you up...,

KEEP DREAMING!

My Proof That It Always Gets Better

I took my own advice and my dreams are always coming true.  This is a current pic of me, now 23, and my 1 year old son.
I took my own advice and my dreams are always coming true. This is a current pic of me, now 23, and my 1 year old son. | Source

Never, Ever Give Up!

No one knows what you are capable of, except you! Only you can fulfill your own dreams. People will criticize you by HOW you look. They will judge you by WHAT you have.
Please, in spite of them, Fight on! Fight for your place in history. Fight for your glory. Fight for yourself. NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP.

Even if it means selling all your belongings and sleeping with the dogs, IT’S OKAY!

Always remember; AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, your STORY IS NOT OVER. Trust me.

Redefine yourself and be the author of your own destiny. You are great. Even though the struggle is real, remember to focus on who you will become and who you want to be.

Keep Up the Fight. Keep Your Dreams and Hope Alive. Go Great.

Inspiration And Advice Written By A Teenager For Teenagers

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Unsheltered Youth Data for California

Point-in-time counts of homeless youth under 25 in California in 2011, 2013 and 2015, showing an increase in almost all regions of the state. The data on transitional age youth (TAY), mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Point-in-time counts of homeless youth under 25 in California in 2011, 2013 and 2015, showing an increase in almost all regions of the state. The data on transitional age youth (TAY), mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. | Source

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      Linda Rogers 5 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you so much for sharing your story, your struggles, your dreams and your hope. This is incredibly inspirational. May God continue to guide you throughout your life. You are special!

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      Helen Kramer 5 months ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      Thank you, Minnetonka Twin. My son thanks you for your sweet comments and wishes you a wonderful holiday!!!

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