So happy to be back with my baby and puppy to take Tarynn to cheer. With the adrenaline gone the exhaustion is really starting to settle in. My mind and heart are reeling as I begin to mentally process this experience. Feeling a heavy weight of guilt as I think of the rest of my team and so many others still out in the cold and hungry.
When 72 hours ago me bitching about not liking the layout of my house has changed into omg this place will be so warm last night. Unfortunately someone else called dibs on that prime location, so we had to move along.
Thank you Makenzie Serafino Kelly Kelly Marie Jennifer Lindsay Katherine Coussa Khristian Avelar Renee C Jensen-Perales Sandie Schwehr Jeremy Littlejohn and Justin Clark your donations made sleeping in the freezing cold worth it! ❤️❤️❤️
Made it through the first night. Found a restaurant patio to sleep on. There were police officers and security patrolling which made me feel safe. I couldn't sleep though because I was worried they would find me and me and I'd have to walk in the rain. It was so miserably cold. I need to think of a way to stay warm tonight. I couldn't wait for Starbucks to open so I could get inside a warm building.
Home for tonight.
The rain is starting.
It really started setting in last night when I went to bed, knowing that would be my last night in a warm comfortable bed. At first all I could think about was how cold it would be, the ground is going to be hard, I'm going to miss my kids and my dog.
Where am I going to go to the bathroom?
It's going to suck to not shower.
Then it hit me.
If I can't hack it I can call an uber.
I can have someone pick me up.
I can go to the bank in the morning and pull money out.
There are people that don't have that option. I remember all the people I met on my Mexico trips that sleep on the ground every night with their kids every night.
That gave me the inner strength I needed to walk out the door with nothing.